Thank You

So many people
Have come and gone
Leaving only the touch
Of a butterfly’s wing,
Beautiful but invisible
And gone.

Only you stay,
My center and your own,
My fixed point
In a vortex of change,
My anchor and hope
Of whatever’s good.

When nothing else remains,
When mist obscures the light,
When I drag myself down,
Away from what I know,
You still maintain
The catalogue of my heart.

Like the constitutive rules
Of a living language,
The rhythms and rhymes
Of my mind are hidden
In the folding of your hands,
As you make me real.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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3 Responses to Thank You

  1. cote8050 says:

    so beautiful and you know how much I love ending lines… those are amazing. 🙂

  2. Noora says:

    Your work is impressive. I also loved the ending.

  3. janemwoodman says:

    Endings are important. I think the sonnet form, with its shift in the closing couplet, is influencing the endings to my other poems.

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