Monday, January 26, 2015

Shared Secrets ~

The best things to remember 
are the pleasant fun things we've done together 
the times of shared soft laughter 
with no rhyme or reason for excitement 
and for which all their importance 
could easily have been forgotten 
only a moment later.

Quietly smiling memories 

are timid, half-hidden wildflowers 
never to be picked and displayed 
belonging to the knowing observer 
for a tenuous laughing moment.

Do you remember how we laughed pleasantly 

at the lavender- purple house we saw 
as we were driving along 
and the woman who gave us a Washington peach 
because she was so proud of her state
and the little store in Oregon 
where we had fun buying Japanese food items 
and the woman at the roadside stand 
who added a lagniappe of purple plums 
to the basket of fruit we purchased? 

We can speak to each other the code words 

of a delightful esoterica 
and no one else can possibly understand 
the hidden meaning in the smiles 
we happily exchange.

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(I am heading to Cancun, Mexico, with my wonderful husband 
  on Wednesday morning, so I shall say 'bye' to all of you but 
  only for a short time as I will be back to visit you next week 
  on my return. 
  Must go pack now as this was all a big surprise and I just found out 
  about the trip, he truly is a wonderful husband!) 

74 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very wonderful surprise! Have a beautiful vacation, Margie! I really enjoyed your poem. It reminds me of all the things I talk and laugh about with my family (and especially my dear papa) that no one else would understand. Stories and inside jokes are so much fun!

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    1. Hi Bethany
      So glad you liked my poem, thank you.
      Aren't the stories and inside jokes that we share with special people just wonderful.

      We had an awesome time in Cancun :o)

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  2. What a beautiful poem. Our shared experiences within relationships are so important! How sweet a surprise. I hope your trip is incredible!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Lisa.
      So much appreciated!

      Our trip was incredible :o)

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  3. You make me more in love with your words:) Good to remember happy moments with our love. Have a good time both of you:)

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    1. Such a lovely thing to say, thanks so much Joy!

      We had a very good time on our trip :o)

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    1. Thank you, Kathy
      I truly enjoyed our time away :o)

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  5. Hi Margie! What???? You lucky duck! I hope you have a wonderful time in Cancun. Get out of this winter, and have more time to gather memories of knowing glances and code phrases under the sun.
    Blessings on your travels,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil, thank you , it was truly a wonderful time!
      I will always remember this time in Cancun as one of our 'best trips ever'
      The weather was perfect and we had an ocean view from our balcony :o)

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  6. I know just what you mean about the secret code words. I hope you have a wonderful trip! Such a great surprise!

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    1. Daisy, nice that you too have had experiences with 'secret code words'
      I like that!

      Our trip was amazing, thank you :o)

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  7. A beautiful poem about a beautiful relationship! Have a wonderful time in Cancun. I have been to Cancun twice....A beautiful place. Enjoy!

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    1. Hi Anne,
      Thanks for the kind words on my poem.

      We truly had a wonderful time in Cancun!
      It is a beautiful place, I so loved the beach :o)

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  8. such a beautiful poem - have a great time and believe me, I'm envious! would love to be going there.

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    1. Sandy, thank you so much!

      We truly had a great time.
      It was all just perfect :o)

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  9. very beautiful! :)

    Hi margie,
    Hope you are doing great!
    I have nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award. Please visit my blog to know more. heres the link: http://gambleandramble.blogspot.com/

    Happy blogging! :)

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    1. Thank you V for the kind words on my poem and the nomination of 'inspiring blogger' (I am touched at being nominated.)
      So very kind of you to pick me.
      Smiles ...

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  10. Oh, how wonderful! Have a great trip, Margie. Bring back lots of photos to share! Enjoy.

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    1. Thank you, Martha.
      We had such a wonderful trip :o)

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  11. Wow! beautiful memories .. I enjoyed reading, have fun and have a great time :)

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    1. Thank you, Aunt Mary.
      So glad you enjoyed reading my poem :o)
      We had a great time on our trip.

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  12. Margie, have fun! I like that you've encapsulated the feelings/emotions of a long, cherished relationship/friendship in your choice of words. Those code words full of extended meaning are so wonderful to possess.

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    1. Thanks Barb, we had so much fun :o)

      Loved your comment on my poem and the meaning you got from it.
      That is exactly how 'our relationship' is.

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  13. A wonderful poem... it has a certain gentle rhythm that complements perfectly the beauty of the sentiments...
    Have a great trip! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Vesper.
      Your comment brought a smile to me. :o)

      We had an awesome trip!

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  14. A surprise trip - what fun! Time to go and make some more wonderful memories.

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    1. Ladyfi, thank you.
      We did just that, make some more wonderful memories.
      It was a great time :o)

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  15. A calmly joyous poem. Feliz viaje, Margie!

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    1. Thank you, Geo.
      I appreciate that :o)

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  16. lovely beautiful poem Margie and what a wonderful romantic hubby you have :)
    more memories to treasure :) have a fantastic time.
    hugs

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    1. Hi Summer
      I do have a very wonderful and romantic hubby (guess I will keep him ...ha, ha )
      Thank you for the lovely comment.

      Hugs

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  17. This is so beautiful, enchanting and I hope you have the best time ever..and to Handsome, don't forget to take photos lol xoxo

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    1. Hi Lorraine
      Many thanks dear girl.

      We had the most amazing time!
      xoxo

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  18. You are truly blessed it seems to me. Fortunate to have a caring husband who has shared wonderful memories with you, and surprises you with an opportunity to make more memories to treasure. Enjoy. Hugs.

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    1. Bonnie, it is always a joy to see you here.
      Your comment made me feel happy as it just makes me appreciate my wonderful husband 'all the more'
      I am blessed!

      Our trip was so lovely, thank you!

      Hugs

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  19. I'm really enjoying your poetry, Maggie. You have a gentle way of writing that's very vivid, allowing your readers to really imagine/see what you're writing about. Love that. Have a great trip with your hubby! :)

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    1. Alexandra, I am touched that you enjoy my poetry as I enjoy sharing it.
      Such a kind comment, thank you!

      Our trip was amazing :o)

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  20. its cool that you remember the little things....the peach, the horse...these little memories are what make the quilt of our love...that keep us warm....lovely verse ma'am...smiles....

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    1. Hi Brian
      It's 'pretty cool' to remember 'the little things; that brought so much joy!

      Your comment of 'lovely verse ma'am ... smiles' made me really smile ... thank you!

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    1. We did , Lorraine, we truly did have a great time!
      xoxo

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  22. olá, lindo o que escreveu, é uma bela poesia.
    Votos de uma excelentes ferias.
    AG

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    1. Thanks Michael, we did have a wonderful time!

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  24. Oh such beautiful, heart-warming togetherness...you are so fortunate to have each other...and I am so, so happy for you!
    Have a fabulous trip.:)

    Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Ygraine
      I love when people say they are happy about another persons happiness as it shows they truly care about that person.
      I know you care , you are such a dear soul.

      Thanks so much for the most thoughtful words, they made me smile :o)

      Love & Hugs back to you xoxo

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  25. Such beautiful remembrances in this poem. So beautiful. I hope you have a truly wonderful trip!

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    1. Thanks, Keith for the kind words :o)
      I do appreciate them.

      We had a wonderful trip!
      It was a blast!

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  26. That's beautiful.. did you write that yourself?? I wish I were more of a poet!

    Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger, and just wanted to stop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same, or better yet, keep in touch! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Gingi and the kind words!
      I did write the poem.

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  27. enjoy your trip! beautiful poem... you hit the nail on the head about soul mates.. and soul speak.. xox

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    1. Hi Cat
      We did enjoy our trip, thank you!
      And thank you for the kind words on my poem.
      xox

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  28. What a wonderful poem. Have a nice trip!

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Lisa and the lovely comment.

      Our trip was fantastic :o)

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  29. Beautiful poem! Have a wonderful trip :)

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    1. Hi Lea
      Nice of you to drop by and leave a comment.
      Many thanks :o)

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  30. Just beautiful!! Enjoy your trip!!
    Thanks so much for your visits!!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Many thanks, Debbie
      Our trip was wonderful.

      Hugs

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  31. Words to take you away to special moments. I hope you have a great time in Mexico

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    1. Marja
      We had such a wonderful time, every moment was perfect!
      Thank you :o)

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  32. Have a fun time away my friend ;o) I love your words so much! They always touch my soul! Love you!

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    1. Hi Stacy
      I loved what you said about my poetry touching your soul ...that is just wonderful to me, thanks sweet girl :o)

      Our trip was quite magical and so much fun!

      Love you too, xo xo

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  33. Hello,

    Lovely poem. Have a wonderful holiday.

    Best wishes

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    1. Thank you, Joseph for the kind words

      Our holiday was great :o)

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  34. Enjoy your trip. Thanks for the lovely poem.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. ACIL, we truly did enjoy our trip.
      Thank you on the thoughtful comment, it means a lot.
      And you are very welcome :o)

      Greetings from beautiful Colorado ...

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  35. Hi Margie, have a wonderful trip....and i just wanted to let you know I have moved my blog to a different address
    wordsareoxygen.blogspot.com
    please find it here :-)

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    1. Hi Athira
      Our trip was awesome , thank you.

      I have added your new blog address to my reader :o)

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  36. What beautiful memories Margie...and now you are making more on your trip. Hope you have a wonderful time! :-)

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    1. Hello Carrie
      I treasure the memories, thank you!

      We had an amazing trip :o)

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker