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Two years past, forever to go 
3rd-Sep-2007 08:25 pm
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Two years ago last Friday, ybunny proposed to me.

In 36 days, he'll marry me.

We'll be together for three weeks during the wedding and honeymoon. This is a long stretch. We've not had very much time together during the last year.

One of my favorite poems reminds me of us:

The Starred Coverlet
A difficult achievement for true lovers
Is to lie mute, without embrace or kiss,
Without a rustle or a smothered sigh,
Basking each in the other's glory.

Let us not undervalue lips or arms
As reassurances of constancy,
Or speech as necessary communication
When troubled heart go groping through the dusk;

Yet lovers who have leaned this last refinement -
To lie apart, yet sleep and dream together
Motionless under their starred coverlet -
Crown love with wreaths of myrtle.


Robert Graves
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3rd-Sep-2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
Graves wrote some of my favourite poetry in the whole world.

My BA thesis was about this one:
 She tells her love while half asleep,
       In the dark hours,
               With half-words whispered low:
As Earth stirs in her winter sleep
       And puts out grass and flowers
                Despite the snow,
                Despite the falling snow. 
3rd-Sep-2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
I love that one as well.

All his writing is so good. I simply could not put I, Claudius down until I'd read the lot.

Now I wish I was doing literature instead of theology. :)
3rd-Sep-2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
this is great! I wish you a lot of happiness. I hope your love will become stronger & stronger for a long long time! ))
4th-Sep-2007 08:05 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly. :)
4th-Sep-2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Congratulations to the both of you. I am very envious :)

To love forever!

S
4th-Sep-2007 08:05 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
4th-Sep-2007 04:23 am (UTC)
Wow, that's getting close. Good luck with it all. :)
4th-Sep-2007 08:04 am (UTC)
Cheers!
4th-Sep-2007 05:09 am (UTC)
This resonated with me so much. It's beautiful--thank you for posting it. I'm going to post it on loversfaraway. :)

Here's hoping that the wedding is a blast (is there any doubt, really?) and that you'll be able to spend more time together in the future. This year seems like it's been pretty rough for you both.
4th-Sep-2007 08:04 am (UTC)
I think it will be.

Once I'm done with my PhD, I've said that I'm happy to be the wage earner, so perhaps he'll decide to be a man of leisure then. :)
4th-Sep-2007 07:23 am (UTC)
Oooh Robert Graves is a fave of mine!

I know what you mean about wondering on spending so much time together. I had feared that I would be encroaching on Blåtand's 'turf' once here with him permanently. So far, we are still quite compatible lol; but I know that if you get used to living your daily routines without each other *most* of the time, you can suddenly go "who are you again?" when spending 24-7 with each other beyond three days.

Good luck to you and wow, the date is ever so close! :) yay!
4th-Sep-2007 08:03 am (UTC)
*hugs*

I'm so glad you two are finally in the same place.
Getting chilly there yet?
6th-Sep-2007 11:13 am (UTC)
Yes it is! We've not gotten much above 16C (60F for those reading this who aren't used to Celsius) for the last part of August and the first week of September. The nights are cooling off to around 10C (40-ish F) and are lovely.

The leaves are getting that dry sound when the wind blows. I know they will soon change and be falling off... almost 3 months BEFORE this happens in Atlanta, GA! Reminds me of my childhood in Hendersonville, NC when this would happen in late Sept/October.

How about you? I keep tabs on Edinburgh's weather a few times a week, I know you're likely to be a wee-bit colder than me!
6th-Sep-2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
I think we're about the same temperature wise. Except for today, which has decided to be warm. Odd, that.
4th-Sep-2007 08:09 am (UTC)
Reminds me of when Himself and I lived miles and miles apart and hardly saw each other and then suddenly were together every day after I moved and it was like "woah... a shadow"!! But it's marvellous nonetheless. Lots of love and luck for everything :o)
4th-Sep-2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
That's very soon. I'm happy for you and I wish you all the best :)

And I really like that poem.
5th-Sep-2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
That is so sweet and romantic!!! I have to say you two really are quite perfect! :-)
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