At the foot of the altar

before angels and men

a new creation was begun –

  our flesh

our hearts

our minds 

were woven together

that our souls be one

a mate to the other

in their journey through time.

Our separate loves

linked by the Divine

shed their earthly clothes 

put on the eternal

no longer bound to this earth

our love can soar

and dwell in Heaven’s breast. 


My husband and I just celebrated our wedding anniversary and that inspired this piece.   When asked about his opinion of this poem, my husband said “Fine” in his I-do-not-want-a-quarrel-with-my-wife tone.  “yeah. yeah, it’s romantic,” he added after a lot of prodding from me.  It was nice of him to play along.  I knew he would be more thrilled if I served him a platter of stuffed mushrooms.  He can count his blessings though – I did not start with “My husband is a pain” or “My husband drives me nuts.”  Though I think now that he would have preferred it because then, he could  make a sillier comeback. 🙂

I am joining DVERSE Poets’ Open Link Night.

Thank you for coming by. 🙂


30 thoughts on “TO MY HUSBAND

  1. woven together our seperate lives linked…that is the way it should be…two becoming one…becoming something all the better…smiles…happy anniversary! haha love the play as well in your end comment…smiles..

  2. Haha… I love this Imelda, the poem and your little blurb at the end! I also love how you continue to grow as a writer and poet every time I visit!

    1. When told of your comment, my husband beamed – he thought that he got the greatest compliment of all. 🙂 🙂 And indeed, he is a proper bloke, as you say. 🙂 Thank you for coming by.

  3. I loved the poem, but loved it so much more after you shared your husband’s reaction! Honestly, if he’d gone all gushy over it he probably wouldn’t have been the one you married in the first place, would he?!?!?! Happy Anniversary!

    1. Thanks, Tina. 🙂 Yeah, I think you are right. Part of the fun in writing the poem and the post is the chance to tease him and make him grapple with his natural manly ways and his desire not to displease me. It would have been too saccharine if he swooned. :-))

    1. Thanks, Janna. 🙂 ha ha ha I have had the same response many times already. Now, don’t be offended – but knowing this makes me feel a little good. After all, if a writer as good as you gets that kind of reaction from your husband, then maybe, it is not the writing but the husband that is the problem, no? 😉

  4. “……….women are the true romantics in the world.” I represent that remark !
    Nifty poem (I think) and very true words (Huh?).

    Thank you Imelda for a very sweet poem and for stopping by my blog. I’ll be back,

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