Memories of the Waterfall

It has been an interesting weekend.

I thought I might share a photograph from the Isle of Man that I have carried with me in my memory for a long time. This is where I proposed to my beautiful wife, a year after taking her there. I took her there originally, I guess, about a week into our relationship and as the rain coursed her face, framing her sparkling eyes, I just knew. I kept it to myself, not wishing to appear too forward and instead took her back there again to propose to her a year later.

The rest is history.

The poem relates to her but, should she read it, I would point out it deviates a little from autobiography, in that my love for her has very much not died.

Niarbyl, Isle of Man

Niarbyl, Isle of Man

Fountain

 

Memories of waterfalls

Where first I saw my heart

Wanting to ask her there and then

To be my better half.

Instead I waited through the year

And flames fanned in my soul

And then I brought her back again

To where she made me whole.

“And I still to see you in the rain

I hold you in my arms again

I want you here right by my side

The way we were

Before love died.”

Now the years are fading

She’s still my lifeblood’s song

And we still have a lifetime

To find out how to get along

But I just want to tell her

She’s all that I desire

And shout it from the rooftops

Till our world’s consumed by fire.

“I want to see you in the rain

Want to hold you in my arms again

I want you here right by my side

The way we were

Before love died.”

 

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About Maitiu

I am a collection of aspects. A father, a husband, an uncle, a son, a teacher, an aspiring writer, an amateur photographer, a poor guitar player, a slightly better singer... Online however I am a 365er looking to find out what people make of my personal poetic musings and my photographs. Drop a penny in an old man's hat and let me know what you think... (Leave a comment!)
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