Friday, August 22, 2014

First Love ~

When, in our youth, the world was fresh as dew 
as fresh as though that day it had been made _
Enchantment entered it and as it grew 
we ran to meet it gladly, unafraid _
It came as softly as the soft dusk fell 
this first awareness of some strange, new thing _ 
We did not understand its lovely spell 
we only knew _ though winter _ it was Spring!
Though not quite sure what wonder had transpired 
Our's was a shining world, that much was clear _
We drank it in and we were never tired 
we were alive within a singing sphere!
O young first-love, how could you understand
you held the universe within your hand _
~~~ooo~~~ooo~~~ooo~~~ooo~~~ooo~~~

(I have to admit a 'first Love' that has turned into
an 'everlasting love' is the 'best love'!

73 comments:

  1. Very beautiful, dear friend.
    You write with much love in your heart.
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    I have deleted my blog. My sister has skin cancer and I will devote more of my time to her. Blogging is not in my heart anymore~

    Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks so much dear Jan for the kind words ..
      I have your sister in my good thoughts and prayers ..

      Hugs back
      xoxo

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  2. Your poems, dear Margie, are fresh and beautiful, like Spring! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. How kind of you, Linda .. that is such a lovely comment.
      Many thanks ...

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  3. Oh Angel you are everything that Love is all about, and I am so glad you exist., and Jan is right in every way, through you hugs to Jan xoxoxo, but know that you are a very special human being, and people come to read, to be comforted, you mean the world to me xoxoxo always, Angel

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    1. Lorraine , you are so dear to me.
      You so touched me with those lovely words ...thanks so much ..

      Love you ... xoox

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  4. I completely agree... you captured it beautifully as always... I love the way you so skillfully write what I feel in my heart! xox

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    1. Such a sweet comment, Cat.
      It is truly appreciated .. thank you. xo

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  5. Margie, my friend, that poem spellbound me in thinking from way back when, when I was just a young boy, now I'm getting tired and old, but hopefully someday I'll return to being young again.

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    1. Lon,
      Nice to see you here.
      There is nothing we can do about getting older (and it sure beats the alternative) but we can always be 'young at heart'
      Keep on keeping on .. and smile along the way ...

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  6. How perfect, blossoming love and spring, the almost imperceptible change, unseen, but felt, perfectly lovely read!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Shadow ...

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  7. Ah what a beautiful ode to love "we only knew _ though winter _ it was Spring" - that really captures the essence of it :)

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    1. Your comment brought me a smile .. many thanks, Keith ...

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    1. Many thanks, Daisy .. I liked reading you thought it to be that way.

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  9. Hello Margie,
    I love your first love poem. I always thought of each day being a first love, we wake up and we get to celebrate life all over again. Every now and than my thoughts stray and I look around and I see that the beauty out ways the ugliness in life and I am grateful and I give thanks that I am here to celebrate another day of a first love.

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    1. Hi Rachel
      I really loved reading what you shared here as I feel very much the same way as you .. kindred beings we are, I guess.
      And I am glad you loved my poem as I always so love yours ..
      Thank you ...

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Sandy.
      Thanks for the kind words ...

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  11. HI Margie! I remember my first love (who was not my husband), and it really was such a discovery that I could feel that way about someone else. It does come softly and surprisingly sometimes too.
    How blessed you are that you found your forever love so early. I had to wait around a while for my mate. All worth it though!
    Happy Weekend,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil,
      Yes, i was blessed to have found my dearest love when I was of a young age and I have been blessed every day thereafter ..

      Always a joy to have you visit ... thank you ...

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  12. Your description of first love is quite accurate, Margie. Even though my first love and I parted and wisely married other people, there was reality established of an ideal --an encouraging experience-- and a readiness to find it again.

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    1. Thanks Geo..
      May love always be an encouraging nature for you ..

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  13. My first was my lasting, too, Margie. Your poetry which seems to come from a place of love and hope always holds universal feelings.

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    1. Barb,
      Aren't we 'the lucky ones' to have had our first to be our last and lasting love ...
      Your kind words mean so much, thank you.

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  14. This is beautiful, Margie. And I agree that a 'first Love' that has turned into
    an 'everlasting love' is the 'best love'. I can't brag about the same because my first love didn't turn out like that. But I do have an everlasting love, and that's quite a blessing.

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    1. Martha , thank you, so much.
      And you are truly blessed to have your 'everlasting love'

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  15. How wonderful "what wonder has transpired," I love this! I love love and your words about it are so sweet and apt and well, lovely!

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    1. Lisa,
      Such a sweet comment.
      Thanks so much, sweet one ...

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  16. ......................forever together

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    1. Vandana ...
      That is true .. I am so lucky and blessed ...
      ;o)

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  17. Beautiful. And I love what you wrote in brackets. Have a wonderful weekend Margie.

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  18. it is a most certainly beautiful kinda love...
    and who could have known in that first moment
    but maybe you did...smiles.

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    1. I did know Brian, I really did ..
      I was smiling from the first time we met and it has been that way ever since ..

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  19. Oh lovely...

    Both in memory...

    And i watching it occur, in Grandchildren...

    :-))))

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa~

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    1. Thanks, Tessa .
      I appreciate that ..

      Sending gentle hugs to you ...

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  20. you know angel it's bad enough that they take all my photos but when i want to share with everyone they don't want the photos on google to be shared they want to go get my photos from my computer, there are so many categories want to know who's in my google doodle family folder: Margie, the Dalai Lama and Martha lol oh trying to share is a pain so life goes on and I visit my friends lol

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    1. Lorraine
      I am glad to see you back today ... stay ..
      Life goes on, yes , and sometimes it's a test ... you passed .. yay !
      xoxo

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  21. Beautiful poem, Margie... and so true...

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    1. Thanks, Sharmon for the kind words.

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  22. Very sweet! Those who get to be with their first love forever their lives are very lucky. Such things happen quite rarely.

    I have something for you here: http://imaginativespiral.blogspot.in/2014/08/happy-birthday.html

    Do check the link whenever you find time.

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    1. Thanks dear Sui
      And so sweet of you to include me in the award ..
      xx

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  23. Your heart has so much to say, and what it says is beautiful.

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    1. That is a lovely thing to say, thanks so much, Sherri .

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  24. First love is the purest. It would transcend time.

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    1. Sangay,
      I think so too ... thank you.

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  25. Margie, my heart is smiling! This is so beautiful! Thank you for making my day!
    I will e-mail you back, just trying to catch up on some blogging ;o)
    Love you my friend ;o)

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    1. Hi Stacy
      I love knowing my poem made your heart smile ... awwww!
      That made me smile .. thank you.

      Love you too ..
      xo

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  26. wow!
    just had to come and say this is gorgeous! :-)

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    1. Polona
      It's so very nice to see you here, been a while ...
      Your kind words mean a great deal to me, thank you!

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  27. Boa tarde,
    Lindo sentimento revelador de amor, o primeiro amor é o deixa marcas na memoria.
    AG
    http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Hi Antonio
      First love .. lasting love ... the best memories ..
      Thanks for the visit ...

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  28. I will try to open a blog an Occasional photo L...and just post here and there...I'll try I don't know if it will work

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    1. That did not work .. you have had your trials with blogging but now it shall stop .. I promise ... LOL
      xx

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  29. Beautiful and better when read aloud. I enjoy your posts, Margie! :)

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    1. Micheal
      It's so nice that you read my poems aloud .. I really like that and it's such an honor to me ...
      Your kind words are so appreciated .. thank you.

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  30. Oh how utterly, breath-takingly beautiful!
    How I wish first love could always end up this way...

    Margie...you are amazing...such a Soul-stirring poet.
    Long live your unique genius...:)

    Big hugs xxx

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    1. Dear Ygraine
      I am so touched by your most kind words ... I really am.
      Noone has ever said I have unique genius .. I don't think I do ( but you do) but I like it ... LOL
      You are truly kind ...thanks dear

      Big hugs back
      xxx

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  31. Beautiful dear Margie, you write such beautiful poetry, Ohhhh to be young again, but I think we always are :))
    hugs
    xxx

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    1. Hi Dear Summer
      It's a joy to have you visit again.
      Your kind words are so appreciated ... many thanks ...
      Hugs xxx

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  32. Hello to all of you .
    It was a joy to read all of the comments .. I shall have to reply later as I do not have the time right now.
    Thanks so much, everyone ...

    I wish you all a wonderful day.

    Love from
    Margie

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    1. Thanks Jim for the visit and I liked your 'Exactly' comment .

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  34. These beautiful words sweep you of your feet and bring you back in time
    I love the last lines
    "O young first-love, how could you understand
    you held the universe within your hand "
    So true and greatly expressed. You only realise this later

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    1. Marja
      It's so very pleasant for me to read your kind words.
      Thanks so much

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