Eyes that radiate summer
warm my being in the heart of winter
strong arms hold me back
from running toward another mistake
lovingly you embrace me
though I’m a complexity of errors
Like spring’s friend the firefly
you light the way for others
unaware you humbly beam cheer
spinning daily kindnesses
like the ever dutiful spider
who weaves above my doorpost
I am drawn to your window of beauty
prismatic you make another angle
through life’s aperture
sometimes I spin in circles
and marvel at the inspiration
that you with a word place into the sky
man flips a coin
chase his own wild dreams
smooth the way for others
There are men in our world who are loving, kind, honorable. There are also men those who are narcissistic fiends. I am blessed to know (and have known) some exceptional men who have made the journey of life bearable. This is dedicated to – well he knows 🙂
Poet’s United Midweek Motif wants to recognize men this week – A Man’s Day.
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Beautiful imagery. Loved this.
I like your poem Leslie.
I think many of us have been lucky to have had great role models in our lives. Giving us love, adding to our understanding and helping us grow. I like you last line “Smoothing the way for others”.
knowing you- I believe you have lit many a path.
This man! a summer warm enough for spiders and fireflys–kindly and lighting the way for others. Wow! And humble too? He would have to be unpresumptuous to be a “window of beauty” and to be listened to. This poem defines respect for me–you to him and he to you. Bravo!
yes he is wow …
It’s beautiful Leslie 🙂 ….
Especially loved the lines,
“Like spring’s friend the firefly
you light the way for others”
Lovely lovely words of love.
Now you have me curious just who this man is….anyway, he sounds like a fine example of the BEST kind of Man. I think you are both lucky to know one another.
Wonderful, Leslie, and so beautifully written. I love the idea of those summer eyes that warm you in winter, the firefly lighting the way for others, and his placing a word into the sky. Just beautiful.
Those who have inspired us warrant lines of verse for all to see.
“unaware you humbly beam cheer / spinning daily kindnesses”…how beautifully you’ve spoken of love….love the wonderful imagery here…
This is lovely and and honor for your special guy:)
A lovely write, and acknowledgement that some men are kind and some are not….
__I found some of your words and I thought I’d return them to their proper owner, in their own little web-woven basket .
complexity of errors
into the sky
Aren’t we all a complexity of errors…i am so glad there is that one..so special when we find them…
So many beautiful images of love, warmth, understanding and support you have painted about this sweet man.
This is beautifully moving, Leslie. You are truly blessed to have him in your life!
Beautifully done, Leslie.
nice dedication. it’s nice to know that sometimes there are men who are good fathers, good lovers, good husbands, good leaders, good people.
gracias for acknowledging
Adore your first line ‘Eyes that radiate summer’ nice
Thanks Irene – eyes are the window to the heart