Happy Valentine’s Day Lovies! Sometimes when I am writing, I think that if I could speak my poetry or prose, it might bring a deeper meaning to the reader/listener. So, with this special Valentine’s Day post I decided to include a recording of me reciting the poem. I hope you enjoy!
Today was a thoughtful day as I sat to write, so I think depending on where you are in your life and pursuits of the soul and love, this poem can take on several meanings. As I have often been accused of being in love with the world, I thought I would write about the ‘world’ as a lover juxtaposed against our lover who is our world. I would love to hear from you and what you think about it.
Thanks, and as always, love and peace!
Click play for the recorded version of Dear World.
I think of you
In the morning when I wake
In the evening when i go to sleep
I ponder what it would be like to have you in my arms
Like a lover
To share laughter with you
To be wrapped up in you
To break bread
Just to be
I imagine how you would make me feel
Cozy and at home no doubt
I would lie safe and at rest
Drawing breath from your life
And sweet sleep in your dreams
I am in love with you
When I open my eyes to a new day
I imagine you there to greet me
And without shyness I resound an encouragement for the day
A love note for living
I would cook up something great to eat
And we would sit by the fire and speak together
Of love and art
Life and pain
There we would giggle and weep
Because we are alive together
Throughout the day I am aware of you
From moment to hour
I am aware of the many things that nudge me toward you
I want to share my excitement
Hey did you see this? Did you know that?
I want to connect to you and share the emotions and joy that fill my thoughts
And just to know that you are ok
Is that too forward? Would that annoy you?
I wish I could bring you to my doorstep and into my room
Pour you a drink and touch your warm skin
There you would hold me
Touch my face and stroke my hair
Would that say I was too needy?
But in truth i am
I need your pulse in my heart
I need to know we are together on this journey
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for letting me love you
You’re not alone you know
As far apart as we may be at times
I will always be here
Right by your side and in the stream
Where we have lived together for a million years
You are connected to the universe in me
You are my world
You are my love
© Sandy Hibbard February 14, 2017
Photography by Sandy Hibbard www.Lensqueen.com.