Friday, March 28, 2014

Marriage ~

Marriage is an instrument 
designed to be played upon 
by twenty fingers 
which when tuned
with delicate precision 
by human love 
and empathy
is capable of exalting souls 
and moving mountains 
however 
the music is composed by two artists
songs are sung by two mouths
and the martial concert is directed 
by two conductors 
thus the longed-for achievement 
of perfect harmony 
demands 
a delicate and calculated 
double self-sacrifice 
that from this oblation of two 
there may arise 
perfected
oneness ~ 

51 comments:

  1. Beautiful poetry, Margie. It expresses marriage as it is supposed to be. Mine ended late October after 56 wonderful years with my soulmate. When he died part of me got lopped off.

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    1. Faye,
      I am truly sorry about the loss of your soulmate of 57 years.
      Cherish the memories.
      I do appreciate the visit and kind words.
      Thank you.
      Be well ....

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  2. Oh! Faye's comment brings tears.

    Margie, this is gorgeous. makes sense then, when one does not play its part the music is off-key!

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    1. Thanks Janet for the visit and nice comment.

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  3. Beautiful poem, Margie. You have such a wonderful way with words! Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Martha,
      Thanks dear.
      I do appreciate that, so much!

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  4. Such beautiful words Margie! Two as one is such a wonder and you've captured the idea with such grace and tenderness.

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    1. Lisa,
      I love what you wrote about 'grace and tenderness'
      That truly made me smile :)
      Thank you very much.

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  5. So lovely and wise, Margie. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

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    1. Many thanks, Kim.
      Your comment touched me, thank you!
      I try my best to spend all my time with hubby on the weekends and we do have some wonderful times together, he's my best friend :)

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  6. That was lovely, Margie. Have a nice weekend!

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  7. Fascinating poem. Very moving.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Rob-bear for the kind words.

      Blessings and hugs to you...
      Be well ...

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  8. when two come together and find that harmony
    it def sings...and it is meant to be played...and it takes practice
    and even sometimes getting it wrong...but music still
    can be made...smiles...

    have a lovely weekend margie...

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    1. Brain,
      Your comment made me smile ...
      Thank you ...

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  9. Your poems on love and marriage should be required reading at the marriage counselors' office. :) Once again, you've hit the mark.

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    1. Anita,
      That was so funny what you wrote .... LOL
      You really made me chuckle ..
      Thank you ...

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  10. I got married 44 years ago this month and remember I wasn't only myself any more. But you put it far more eloquently.

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    1. Geo, may you and your lovely Norma always be blessed ... 44 years together is so wonderful!
      Thanks for the kind words ...

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  11. Hi Margie .. beautifully expressed - I've never experienced 20 fingers tapping along in fine tune with each other .. but can quite understand your stunning words and so sad to read Faye's comment, that I can believe too ...

    Cheers and have a lovely weekend .. Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,
      Thank you so much.
      Faye's comment made me very sad but she was so blessed to have her soulmate for all those years.

      Cheers

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    1. Many thanks, Bonnie.
      I am so blessed.

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  13. Love is beautiful and when we are lucky enough to share our love in marriage...your words express it in such a lovely manner, Margie~

    Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Jan,
      I have been 'one lucky lady' having the most wonderful husband for some 30 plus years.
      I do appreciate your lovely comment, thank you,

      Hugs
      xoxo

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  14. Oh Angel I got shivers down my arms down my back this is the jackpot on a Love Story how well you tell it in your poetry no bo dy can write it as lovingly as you can, oh gosh I give a huge hug angel and to handsome too, it is beyond my capacity to say the magical words to accompany this real Love Poetry, sigh.....

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    1. Lorraine,
      Now how do I reply to that comment?
      It so touched my heart!
      I will just say, thanks so very much.
      You are so dear to me.

      Love to you, always .
      xx

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  15. Hi Margie! What a beautiful study on marriage. Two people becoming one is a daily dedication to love and goals. It's not easy. But so worth it. And so good to hear the 'perfect harmony.'
    Blessings, Ceil

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    1. Thanks so much, Ceil.
      I am blessed with a good man so the 'perfect harmony' comes quite easily.

      Blessings to you ...

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  16. Margie, this is really beautiful!

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  17. These words are amazing! Beautifully written my friend! Hugs ;o)

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    1. Stacy,
      Thanks dear.
      I so appreciate that.
      Hugs

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  18. @margie: you portraited the institution called marriage with the perfect combination....grt writng keep going.........

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    1. Amita,
      Many thanks for those kind words.

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  19. Oh how utterly perfect, Margie!
    It is an amazing coincidence too...it is our 35th anniversary tomorrow, and reading this has so inspired me to see only the very best in our marriage!

    Thank you so much for sharing this...

    Hugs xxx

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    1. Ygraine,
      I was so happy to know that my poem inspired you to 'see only the very best in your marriage.
      Hope you had a wonderful day on your anniversary....
      And thanks so much for the lovely comment.

      Hugs
      xx

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  20. Your poem is a perfect analogy, Margie. Let's keep the music playing!

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    1. Thanks very much, Barb
      Yes, let;s keep that music playing !

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  21. You are the kind of woman Love and Marriage was made for. Perfect! This is a beautiful poem just like u. x

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    1. Keshi dear,
      I want to sing that song "love and marriage" by Frank Sinarta.
      Love your comment dear girl .
      xx

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  22. Thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments.
    I shall reply later.
    Heading to the park very soon with my granddaughter Rose.
    It's the most gorgeous spring day here :)

    Wishing all that visited a most wonderful day.

    Margie
    xo

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  23. And on to each of you, orchestrated JOY... much love...

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Rose Marie.

      Much love to you

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  24. It sounds like perfect harmony to me Margie, you have a wonderful mind :)

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    1. Rose, you are too kind.
      You made me smile.
      Thank you ...

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