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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

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My Valentine

for Debra


Shakespeare would compare thee,

Donne would wonder why,

Browning would behold thee,

Keats would glorify.


But poetry as you can see

Can only go so far,

No poem can contain your light,

No sun, no moon, no star.


And so I scribe these endless lines

In search of metaphor

To show instead of tell, my Love,

It’s you that I adore.



* * *



Royal Love


You treat Love

like a king.


You crown him

with your smile.


You rule him

with your kiss.


You make him wish

you were his queen.


You make Love

jealous.



* * *



Your Song


sings always in me

even when you are silent,

even when we are apart.


To me there is no sound

as soft as you,

no voice on earth

that gives my feet

such wings,

no whispered prayer

filled with so much promise.


Your voice is the pillow

on which I rest my heart,

the blanket with which

I warm my dreams,

the bed in which my soul

learns its nightly lesson

of everlasting love.

5 comments:

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Charles, your words always move me. Lucky Debra to have you so in love with her and to have your words to express it!

I especially love YOUR SONG!

Do you consider this blog semi-private or may I link it on FB for all my friends to read? I know you made some blog changes to keep your personal poetry a bit separate. Just wondering...

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) said...

Hi Joyce! Thanks so much for your kind comments! I would be honored to have you link it for your FB friends. Thank you!

Our only semi-private blog is the one about our grandbabies at SWEET SWEET BABY
, but we're proud to show them off as well. ;-)

Becca Johnson said...

Beautiful poetry, especially Your Song. I love the imagery in that one.

-Becca Johnson

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) said...

Thanks, Becca. Appreciate it!

Doraine Bennett said...

Lovely, Charles. Enjoyed reading.