Summer Love

9 Aug

They met in the summer,
on the south end of Pawleys Island
where the waves slap high-fives
and the north wind runs free.
And on one star-filled night,
while the moon shone bright,
the green marsh fell deeply
in love with the blue sea.

You could feel it everywhere,
their love was swirling in the air.
She loved his blue intensity,
he loved her green positivity.
It was right as the tides,
so it came as no surprise,
when the dashing blue groom,
took the luminous green bride.

For the great wedding feast
came the turtles, from the east
and other privileged guests,
including the egrets from the west.
The mullets came from up north,
a procession of pelicans from down south,
and the blue creek crabs
just popped in, unannounced.

“I will love you when it storms,
and when its sunny, I will rejoice.”
“I will provide a place for you,
I will listen for your voice.”
“And whether the tides are high or low,
no matter how the wind blows,
we will ride it all together
so our precious love grows.”

As long as time will be,
every year on Pawleys,
all shall celebrate the day
the green marsh
married the blue sea.
Because Forever, the blue sea
will run his gentle fingers through her hair.
Forever, the green marsh
will whisper sweet nothings in his ear.
And when only sand and shells remain,
the air will still smell like champagne.


9 Responses to “Summer Love”

  1. maybesomeday9771 August 11, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    This is really good! I’m a huge fan of poetry! I can’t do it myself, so I highly respect those who can.


    • lupitatucker August 11, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

      Thanks! I am really glad you like it 🙂 It’s about a very special place that I love, Pawleys Island, SC.


  2. claudia October 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    now this i call a love story and cool wedding….and what special guests as well… the turtles…and the air smelling of champagne….nice… ah…loved it…


  3. brian miller October 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    smiles…i love to hear peoples love stories…the little details that bring them to life…and to hear as well that each year they celebrate returning to the place….very cool


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) October 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    What a lovely description of these marshes .. and those pictures. The marriage sure creates all that beauty… the wedding guests were really cool too.


    • lupitatucker October 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

      Thank you Bjorn! I am glad you liked it. It is a very special place.


  5. grapeling October 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    gorgeous, romantic personification and story telling ~ M


  6. Ayala October 15, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Lovely images! Nicely done.


  7. fredzep93 November 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    I love the narrative of this piece, very engaging and believable 🙂 The imagery itself is lovely as well 🙂


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