I am partial to "Touch Me" by Stanley Kunitz. But I've shared that with her before. I was hoping to find something new. And it couldn't just be any ol' love poem...it had to be right for us, you know? That, I think, is the hardest part.
I wish I could tell you that I made a gift of the perfect love poem and could share it with you at this point, but I couldn't come up with anything. Maybe next year. And I think I decided that "love poems"just aren't my thing. They don't do anything for me, not the mushy ones at least. I guess I'm partial to the more subtle poems about love, a description that I believe definitely applies to "Touch Me." Or to a poem like "For What Binds Us" by Jane Hirschfield.
Here's one that I found that I like, but I'm just not sure how much I like it yet. Sometimes there are poems that need to marinate for awhile with me before I can really connect with them. See what you think:
Please read the rest of the poem at The Poetry Foundation.
Tree MarriageIn Chota Nagpur and Bengalthe betrothed are tied with threads tomango trees, they marry the treesas well as one another, andthe two trees marry each other.Could we do that some time with oaksor beeches? This gossamer wehold each other with, this webof love and habit is not enough.