Sunday, July 24, 2016

(Almost) Eighteen

The years have worn us,
like sea glass,

two broken pieces
tossed together
against stone and wave—

and, here we are now,
smoother, more luminous,

than we were
for the tumbling.

© 2016 Jennifer Wagner

For Ian

Celebrating 18 years with my husband in a few days.  Happy Anniversary, man of my dreams!


  1. I love this! Perfect! We just celebrated 21 years :) I wish you many many more!

  2. Goodness, we are reaching a milestone in a few days too. Congrats to you and your hubby. Here's to many more, smiles !!!!

  3. I love this poem! So much said in such a small space. Just great.

    Me too, 18th, v. soon.

  4. Happy anniversary...a beautiful tribute to true love <3

  5. this is lovely. such an interesting perspective on time well spent (& worn) together.

  6. congratulations. we hit 20 years this year, back in may - but we just got back from a trip to the beach to celebrate it. my how we have grown since our first stumbling steps. smiles.

  7. "better than we were for the tumbling." Loved that line. Happy Anniversary!

  8. This is wonderful - visual with a soft and soothing energy to it. There is nothing lovelier in this world, than having someone to share it with. It is a precious thing. The tumbling of sea glass: an inspired and evocative metaphor.

  9. Happy anniversary!

    I read this in a very different way ... as a person with bipolar disorder or split personality, talking to herself.

  10. Best wishes to you and Ian_!
    __I'll not say how long Kathy and I have been married, but our Grandson just became 22; we smile each day! _m


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