Sunday, October 2, 2011

One year ago today...

  by Billy Collins

You are the bread and the knife,
The crystal goblet and the wine...
-Jacques Crickillon

You are the bread and the knife,
the crystal goblet and the wine.
You are the dew on the morning grass
and the burning wheel of the sun.
You are the white apron of the baker,
and the marsh birds suddenly in flight

However, you are not the wind in the orchard,
the plums on the counter,
or the house of cards.
And you are certainly not the pine-scented air.
There is just no way that you are the pine-scented air.

    It is possible that you are the fish under the bridge,
    maybe even the pigeon on the general's head,
    but you are not even close
    to being the field of cornflowers at dusk.




And a quick look in the mirror will show
that you are neither the boots in the corner
nor the boat asleep in its boathouse.

It might interest you to know,
   speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world,
   that I am the sound of rain on the roof.

I also happen to be the shooting star,
the evening paper blowing down an alley
and the basket of chestnuts on the kitchen table.

I am also the moon in the trees
and the blind woman's tea cup.

But don't worry, I'm not the bread and the knife.
You are still the bread and the knife.

You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and--

somehow--the wine

To my bestest buddy...Love you my MarkaLee--Happy first Anniversary 


  1. I love that, still. Congrats and happy anniversary!

  2. So sweet. Happy anniversary Kat! Hope you have many more wonderful memories.

  3. Happy Anniversary! I love how you play with each other - so adorable and fun!

  4. Thank you Amy, Daisy and Megan! We had a great time in the mountains--post to come on some of our adventures soon! Have a great weekend!