Thursday, December 20, 2007

Anniversary

Twenty-one years ago today!

I loved you first: but afterwards your love,
Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song
As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.
Which owes the other most? My love was long,
And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;
I loved and guessed at you, you construed me
And loved me for what might or might not be--
Nay, weights and measures do us both a wrong.
For verily love knows not 'mine' or 'thine';
With separate 'I' and 'thou' free love has done,
For one is both and both are one in love:
Rich love knows nought of 'thine that is not mine';
Both have the strength and both the length thereof,
Both of us, of the love which makes us one.

Monna Innominata 4
~Christina Rossetti

9 comments:

G's Cottage said...

Congratulations!

truevyne said...

I am two years shy of 21, but I think I know something of the deep pain and glory of loving one so long. God bless your marriage.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

What a beautiful selection! Hope you're enjoying a very special evening in celebration.

tonia said...

Happy Anniversary and Merriest of Christmases to you and yours, Jeanne. May the Lord fill your home with His sweetness

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary! Adam was just saying the other day, "Who gets married in December?"

Kerry said...

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary to you! My parents were also married in December - tomorrow is their 40th anniversary. :)

Linds said...

I am late, but Happy Anniversary! Congratulations to you both!
Merry Christmas, Jeanne.... have a wonderful time with your family!

Islandsparrow said...

I'm late too but hope you had a wonderful anniversary together. Roger and I will celebrate 31 years on the 30th this month.

What crazy people get married in Dec??? or have babies?? (son just turned 25 on the 10th)

*grin*

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeanne,
21 years ago. . . and I witnessed it! Happy belated anniversary! I was thinking of you.
Love,
Aunt Esther