Saturday, July 16, 2011

Poem: About Love and Skies and Two Being Two

My husband and I saw Midnight in Paris last night.  I highly recommend this movie.  It transported me, filled me with inspiration, hopefulness and the sense that anything is possible.  I won’t give away the plot, but there is the idea in the movie that living in another time or place might solve our problems or bring us more happiness.  The idea that we can create that kind of magic where we currently reside is what I took away from the movie.  If you go see it, I would love to read your comments.

About Love and Skies and Two Being Two

If you could live anywhere,
Meet anyone,
See anything,
Do anything,
What would it be?

Would life be more magical,


Than now?

Would love be truer,
Skies bluer,
One equal two or

Your point of view
Might change,

If then were now,
And now were then,
And you could never be
Here again,

Then what would you do?

Would you wish to return
To what you have now,
Longing for all that you’ve know to be true,
About love and skies and
Two being two?

I know what I’d do,
I’d stay here with you.


  1. So much beauty throughout, but the last line was the one that choked me up. The rhymes in this poem flow so smoothly, it was like listening to jazz while swinging from a hammock on a dusky summer evening. Again, thank you, Rita.

  2. I love the idea of being in a hammock and listening to jazz. Words worthy of a poem themselves.