Gathering My Senses (#NaPoWriMo Day 26)

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I was to write a poem that engaged the senses today.  I was rushing it though, because the kids were finally in bed and Hubby and I were feeling nostalgic and had decided to watch our wedding DVD.  Somehow we have been married for ten years tomorrow!

We are hoping that both kids can be safely deposited behind the school gates so us adults can slope off to the hotel we got married in, and have a bacon roll 😉  It’s been a looong, semi-cloistered, couple of weeks of illness and bad tempers around here!  It’s the second year running we have not been ready to embrace the new school term after Easter. 

Silly germs.  Begging the universe to grant that that’s us clear now and we stay healthy for the rest of the year!!


That day

I awoke to sunshine,

And the happy warmth

Of anticipation.


I went to the spare room

Just to bask in the splendour,

Tell myself all this was finally real.

The beads glistened

From the bodice

When I pulled down the zip.

 wedding pic

Tea tasted decadent

In an empty house

On the brink of chartered chaos.

I pondered again

The best scent to layer

In the shower.

Was I supposed to take a bath?

Was I supposed to be this measured?


I laid out the pastries,

Read heating instructions,

Checked the bubbly was cooling,

Swiped at crumbs,

Straightened cushions;

Tamed my hair whisps.


When the women arrived,

All excitement and voices,

It still seemed flamboyant

To be made such a fuss of


No matter the date.




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2 Responses to “Gathering My Senses (#NaPoWriMo Day 26)”

  1. Jennifer Patino Says:

    Awww, happy anniversary!

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Thanks hun! X

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