The Vow

“Till death…”

So young

I had imagined it

written in stone

or made of stone

like walls crawling

across countrysides

surviving centuries

or perhaps

two saplings planted close

and left to grow

roots entwining

until two bodies

become like one

instead I have learned

marriage can be

a tender union

loosely woven

by hopes and kisses.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan L Daniels
    May 23, 2012 @ 09:51:11



  2. thesubterraneanworld
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:15:58

    This is beautiful πŸ™‚


  3. sandy
    May 23, 2012 @ 12:56:00

    I love the image of the trees growing together! Another lovely, and insightful poem, Jennifer.


  4. Fiona Pimentel
    May 23, 2012 @ 13:43:16

    I like the imagery of the trees too, and the expression “a tender union loosely woven.” Nothing harder than marriage.


    • jeglatter
      May 23, 2012 @ 15:06:18

      Thank you Fiona. Thank you for your words, “nothing is harder…” those types of things are hard for me to say and that is why I do like your blog so much– so helpful.
      Thank you,


  5. Evelyn
    May 23, 2012 @ 14:51:19

    “like walls crawling
    across countrysides”
    interesting image!


  6. Betty Hayes Albright
    May 24, 2012 @ 20:54:35

    This is beautiful – I love the entwining roots of the trees!


  7. readinpleasure
    May 25, 2012 @ 09:03:09

    You make marriage beautifu.


  8. renokingswordsnpoetry
    May 25, 2012 @ 21:35:12

    This is awesome!


  9. Worldly Winds
    May 27, 2012 @ 11:26:09

    I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award because you have a beautiful blog and you inspire me!! If you wish to take part please see the link below, if not – I would just like to say a big thank you for the joy you bring πŸ™‚



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