For You, Friend

this Valentine’s Day, I intend to stand
for as long as I can on a kitchen stool
and hold back the hands of the clock,
so that wherever you are, you may walk
even more lightly in your loveliness;
so that the weak, mid-February sun
(whose chill I will feel from the face
of the clock) cannot in any way
lessen the lights in your hair, and the wind
(whose subtle insistence I will feel
in the minute hand) cannot tighten
the corners of your smile. People
drearily walking the winter streets
will long remember this day:
how they glanced up to see you
there in a storefront window, glorious,
strolling along on the outside of time.

Ted Kooser

CultFit Friend

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5 Comments on “For You, Friend”

  1. I really like that poem! I’m not really a poetry (or a valentine’s) type of gal usually. But that one is really pretty.

  2. Maia says:

    Yip… losing the concept of time…

    I so get that! =)


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