Saturday, December 8, 2012

Nuptial Ultim



image borrowed from our family album


Nuptial Ultim

“A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet
and two solos at the same time.”--Barnett R. Brickner

Between my wife and myself
we share the wealth of six marriages;
three states of matrimony each,

finding each other late along our journey,
eyes wide open, wild oats sown,
fantasies, mysteries, most of the mistakes 
exorcised.

Yet the mythos, the magic, the heat
is prevalent, permanent, & sturdy.

On that day in 1993,
the north and the south
collided,
and as we made contact
and were joined,
we became one entity,
two souls in lock-step
forming the spiritual fetus
of a whole new organism,
man + woman,
husband + wife
united,
commingled, mixed, blended & blessed.

Truth, naked and quivering, streaked
across the face of the millennium
like a crackling Texas lightning bolt,
silver brilliant against a midnight sky,
and I think we were stone-captured,
coupled cosmically, just steel shavings
inexorably drawn to each other’s magnets,
maneuvering magnificently into alignment
on a parallel plane;

Thank God,
as we met
we recognized
each other.


Glenn Buttkus

December 2012

Posted on over at dVerse Poets-Poetics

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17 comments:

Brian Miller said...

those last two stanzas are amazing sir....love the creative imagery...the lighting the stone etched...and smiling at you recognizing each other...yeah thank goodness for that...

pandamoniumcat said...

Aw that's beautiful... I loved the quote, it's so true... A wonderful poem about marriage, obviously you were bound to find each other.

Chic-Cherrie said...

I'm clapping my hands... Lovely and love, a powerful combo!

Claudia said...

nice..sounds like you were waiting for each other all your lives..and then the moment where the stars cross...glad you recognized each other and go that way together now..

Susan Daniels said...

oh, that recognition is magic when it happens

Fred Rutherford said...

love the journeys and the different paths taken then finding each other, really nice. I agree with Brian, those last two stanzas are incredible. Great write. Thanks for sharing tonight.

Natasha Head said...

Wonderful! Thank god indeed :) Still hanging on to round one here...one of the few things I got right the first time! lol Loved this one, Glenn...hope you read it to her!

Chris Lawrence said...

wonderful and romantically bound

Nara Malone said...

Beautiful look at two characters becoming one. There's hope :)

Susan said...

"Truth, naked and quivering, streaked
across the face of the millennium
like a crackling Texas lightning bolt . . ."

Nice to have one of these in the middle of the marriage and its poem!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous write!

poetaviator said...

" Truth, naked and quivering, streaked
across the face of the millennium
like a crackling Texas lightning bolt,
silver brilliant against a midnight sky,
and I think we were stone-captured,
coupled cosmically, just steel shavings
inexorably drawn to each other’s magnets,
maneuvering magnificently into alignment
on a parallel plane;

Thank God,
as we met
we recognized
each other."

great stanzas...:)

Kelvin S.M. said...

..sweet and touching... so deeply inspired.. excellent!

smiles...

Dave King said...

Love the colliding of north and south in 1993. That stanza and the final one I think supreme.

rumoursofrhyme said...

Those last two stanzas are fabulous - and that quote is so true. Told you I'd drop by today :-)

sejdb said...

The words and the style are great. I see this very clearly and beautifully. Great poem.

Joy said...

Loved the final two stanzas, as did most of the other people who've read this. :)

Wonderfully warm poem, this...

Cheers,
Joy