Monday, February 1, 2010

Ah, Yes! Love

Ah, Yes! Love
by Clarence B. Campbell
My husband and I on our wedding day!

Ah, Yes! Love
By: Clarence B. Campbell
Ah, yes! Love

Is peaches and honey, and figs, and cream,
And wild grapes dripping beside the stream,
Humming birds,
And a young man's dream!
Ah, yes! Love
Is bubbles and beauty and lantern light,
Music and madness and dizzy height,
Tender words,
And a star-filled night!

Ah, yes! Love
Is oceans and azure, and infinite skies,
Rubies and ivory, and fathomless eyes,
Where the bluebird springs
And sings as he flies!
Ah, yes! Love
Is whispers, and flickers, and candleshine,
Glances and trances, and deep, red wine,
And the moon-dust that clings
To the gossamer vine!

Ah, yes! Love
Is kisses, caresses, and sweet desire,
Prickles and shivers, and flashing fire,
And melodies
From a throbbing lyre!
Ah, yes! Love
Is silver, and roses, and gay champagne,
And the soft reprise of the April rain,
And memories
That will long remain!

I chose this poem for our 9th challenge to dedicate to my grandfather-in-law as well as my husband.  I wanted to pick a poem filled with love and words that inspire love.  This is one of Brian's favorites that his grandfather wrote!  I was blessed to have met Pop Pop before he passed away 9 years ago.  He published 2 books of poetry, The Promise of Shily and My Share of Pot. He also started the Griffith Society which is a literary organization for universities.  He was the Dean of Lehigh University, Pa for almost 20 years.

I hope you find inspiration in this poem and come join us at Scrap That Poetry.  You have until 10am EST on February 14th to link your entry.


Mel said...

Wow your layout is superb, I love the circles and ribbon connecting, beautiful work.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

loveeeeeeeeeee that story of your grandpa-in-law and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this lo!!! gorgeous photo and loveeeeeeeeeeeee all the circles! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

T.J. said...

I am still in awe of the crown you wore that night!!!

Gorgeous layout :) That's a new poem to me and I love it already!

Jscraps4u said...

Wow...gorgeous layout and I soo love the poem! Way cool!

Jane F. Smith said...

such a beautiful LO Jennifer!!!!!

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