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Old love

Our fire, which once shone brightly through the night,
whilst tempered by age, is no less warm
and still burns slow with cherry embers bright
to keep us safe and sheltered through life's storm.

Our light may dim, yet always kept its mark
though summer doldrums, winter's icy gale
to show our path and guide us through the dark
hold steadfast to our course let love prevail.

In time, our flame gave rise to three new sparks 
to nurture, guide and teach of worldly ways
and then release to find their own true arcs
and bear this fire to yonder days.

Face lined, flesh soft, and hair now grey
together love we greet each coming day.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 6/19/2017 10:34:00 PM
This is a very nice story :)
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 6/20/2017 8:51:00 AM
Thanks Debbie for this and other visits. they are most appreciated.
Date: 3/22/2017 8:21:00 PM
Sounds like a real love...one you can't let go of.
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Date: 3/19/2017 12:37:00 AM
Dave, This is a lovely poem, it would make a fine sentimental anniversary poem. I like the substitiution of love with fire, and the imagery of fire used in its different to symbolize the attributes of love and it's blessings. Love is eternal and we will bear it to yonder days. Excellent!
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Date: 3/11/2017 2:34:00 PM
Dave Will because he Can! Great Poem! Really Great!
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 3/11/2017 2:55:00 PM
Thanks again Judy
Date: 3/11/2017 8:42:00 AM
my kind of poem love the imagery many thanks for sharing take care
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 3/11/2017 2:17:00 PM
Thanks Nicholas
Date: 3/11/2017 3:59:00 AM
Sorry Dave. I must have been looking the other way
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 3/11/2017 2:11:00 PM
Thanks Jannie, I apologize for my misclick below.
Date: 3/11/2017 3:55:00 AM
Hi Will, nice and fuzzy bet by now the old wisdom's kicked in too. I can identify.
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 3/11/2017 2:15:00 PM
beyond wisdom, its on the downslide
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 3/11/2017 1:49:00 PM
Thanks Judy
Date: 3/10/2017 10:01:00 PM
This poem is center on keeping the family or the relationship secured and out of the cold from the elements. Sticking together through thick and thin. Even on to old age. Awesome!!!
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 3/11/2017 2:08:00 PM
Thanks Marvin
Date: 3/10/2017 6:20:00 PM
Very sensitive and moving, a beautiful tribute to life's special relationships that grow beautifully with age.
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 3/11/2017 2:01:00 PM
Thanks Paulette
Date: 3/10/2017 6:08:00 PM
This is very nice describing a long standing relationship with someone. These days that can be quite rare. You are very lucky. My poems of late are about extreme desire for someone unavailable which is serving a purpose as far as writing is considered. Please read them and let me know what you think. Be well...
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 3/11/2017 1:53:00 PM
Thanks Sharon, yes I am luckyto heave someone who will put up with me. Now, I'm off to look at your poems.
Date: 3/10/2017 5:11:00 PM
You are talently unique!
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 3/11/2017 1:50:00 PM
Thanks Judy
Date: 5/4/2015 7:29:00 AM
I like this,check out some of my poems and tell me what you think.
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 5/5/2015 6:15:00 PM
Thanks
Date: 5/4/2015 7:29:00 AM
I like this,check out some of my poems and tell me what you think.
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Date: 2/18/2015 4:38:00 PM
Your words describe a man secure with everything in his life at this time. Emile.
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 2/18/2015 9:16:00 PM
Thanks Emile, they are also the words of a man putting together a sonnet for his wife.
Date: 2/16/2015 8:56:00 AM
Sonnets are one of my favorite forms..Great romantic work to your love..Thanks for stopping..Sara
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 2/17/2015 7:40:00 AM
Sara, Thanks for your comments and stopping by Dave
Date: 2/15/2015 7:49:00 AM
Wow Dave, what a wonderful sonnet penned down here. Its a 7+ and FAV from me. keep it up. best always, Choene
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 2/15/2015 10:24:00 AM
Thanks Chone
Date: 2/13/2015 4:31:00 PM
Dave this is absolutely charming- it sounds like an absolutely wonderful relationship and i adore the final couplet - a beautifully penned sonnet a 7 from me:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Judy Konos
Date: 3/10/2017 5:12:00 PM
He is KQQL
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 2/14/2015 2:16:00 PM
Thanks Jan, not my usual form but the discipline it required was interesting.