Oh, I love poetry! Now that I’m on vacation, I actually have a little time for it. When I am at home, though, I don’t usually have time for poetry. Unless it comes in the form of the wrapper on my chocolate. That’s right! Have you seen these chocolate bars? Chocolove xoxox is my new favorite indulgence. Who doesn’t like chocolate? And then it comes complete with a delightful poem, too! Which I just have to read before throwing the wrapper away, of course. My last chocolate bar before leaving on vacation contained the following poem. I thought it was too perfect, concidering my last post on creatively increasing the romance in your life.
First time he kissed me, he but only kissed
The fingers of this hand wherewith I write;
And ever since, it grew more clean and white,
Slow to world-greetings, quick with its “Oh, list,”
When the angels speak. A ring of amethyst
I could not wear here, plainer to my sight,
Than that first kiss. The second passed in height
The first, and sought the forehead, and half missed,
Half falling on the hair. O beyond meed!
That was the chrism of love, which love’s own crown,
With sanctifying sweetness, did precede.
The third upon my lips was folded down
In perfect, purple state; since when, indeed,
I have been proud and said, “My love, my own.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Do you have this kind of romance in your life? It is worth cultivating! Read my last post to find out 5 easy ways to creatively increase the romance in your daily life.
I would love to know what creative inspiration you have come across today! For inspiration is everywhere. Please, please, please comment below! I would love to start a conversation with you.