Rash's Poetry House

Affirmations

Half a mile into autumn color
cousins and children trek.
Crossing the foot-bridge spanning
the mountain lake celebrants are scolded
by visiting mallards as they pass
along barely visible trails
to Forest Chapel.

The blonde woman waits; witnesses prepare,
arrange themselves on log pews.
The solemn man takes position.
Breezes ruffle foliage;
late afternoon sun illuminates
the stone altar;
trees whisper -- the ceremony begins.

Deep within the woods
beside the lakes they both love
Bill and Peggy
affirm faith in a hope
usually found once in youth.
Conviction borne of contentment gives voice
to their proclamation of happiness.

1999

A forest wedding

Poems in Family Album:

The Desk
An Unremarkable Woman
Growing Pains
Affirmations
Sometimes It Takes Decades to Say Love
Some People Just Cannot Nurture Growing Things
My Sister's Daughter
Brother

Return to Family Album

Picture of the books in Rash's Poetry House
Home

Last updated
12/26/2005
 

Created by TFMoose
TFMoose Web Design