Love and Language (sonnet)

You are my language–every part of speech–
Your hands my verbs, your sweet embrace all nouns.
In every glance a modifier, each
One coloring my world, your smiles and frowns.
But more than that, your sentences give shape
To all my life, the passive, active, too,
Create the world view I would not escape
If even I could walk away from you.
Oh, if I did, what silence would descend!
How mute a life must I live for the rest!
No words, no songs, for my music depends
On you, without whom it would be suppressed.
So kiss me now! And I’ll sing you a poem
While resting in your arms, my one best home.


About janemwoodman

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