Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Morning Poetry


A year after she was widowed
at the age of forty-three,
she met a riverboat gambler
who didn't care about the odds.

When he invited her aboard his boat
she asked, "What kind of name
is 'The Elder'?
If it were to me
I'd call it 'Second Wind.'"

They were married before spring ended.
~ James Nocito


The story/poem is from a delightful book called Found Lives by James Nocito. I took the picture so long ago I don't even remember when or where I took it. It's been at least fifteen years, likely more. It doesn't quite go with the poem, but somehow, it still seemed to fit.

16 comments:

Scrappy Grams said...

Your photo beckons me to the water!

Suz said...

Oh such romance on a Sunday morning
if only all life was like this
happy endings and relief from sorrow and loneliness
Blessed Sunday to you Relyn

Laura said...

LOVE! this poem! I am going to look into his work. Thanks for sharing something I would have never known about!!!

tracy said...

Such sweet words!

Marilyn said...

Yes, the photo does fit the words. The words create quite an image, one that would be fascinating to know more about.

Relyn said...

Marilyn,
I think you would love his book. It's actually a collection of his writing along with the found (vintage) image that inspired it. I found it in a used books store in a back corner shelf hiding behind other books. I knew I was the one to rescue it.

Laura,
You have GOT to have this book. You are going to LOVE it.

Rita said...

Relyn, I love this poem. It is wonderful when there is a happy ending and what a great ending it had. I love the picture too. You've always had an eye for photography! This proves it!

S. Etole said...

This poem is delightful ... as is the photo.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

I think it fits perfectly, Relyn! Thanks for sharing.
Kirsten

amelia said...

Oh, I love it! :)

christinelaennec said...

Oh I like that poem! And I think your photograph absolutely goes with it - it's a river-boat after all.

Jeanne said...

I love all you share
Love you
Jeanne

Marilyn said...

Thinking of you today. You must not be far from Joplin - so sad! Take care and sending hugs!

susanna said...

Ahah! Another book to look up at the library. Two paragraphs and one sentence - short, yet it still tells a story and paints a picture, eh?

Jeanie said...

Big grin!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Sweet poem and so in the way we say things, open to interpretation...

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