The Present – Love Poem for a Sunday Morning

The Present – Michael Donaghy

For the present there is just one moon,

though every level pond gives back another.

But the bright disc shining in the black lagoon,

perceived by astrophysicist and lover,

is milliseconds old. And even that light’s

seven minutes older than its source.

And the stars we think we see on moonless nights

are long extinguished. And, of course,

this very moment, as you read this line,

is literally gone before you know it.

Forget the here-and-now. We have no time

but this device of wantonness and wit.

Make me this present then: your hand in mine,

and we’ll live out our lives in it.


Engagement cardEngagement cardEngagement cardI have used:

LOTV – Paper pad ‘Heartfelt’ and ‘Love Quotables‘ sentiment set 65, inked and edged with distress inks. The birds are a Memory die ‘Gold Finch’.

I am entering this card into:

LOTV Monthly Challenge

Have a ‘love’ly Sunday,

Emma x

2 thoughts on “The Present – Love Poem for a Sunday Morning

  1. What a wonderful card, Emma. Nice and simple and really effective and I love the poem!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge!

    Good Luck


    Erica x

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