"Fredrik I, King of Sweden and Queen Ulrika Eleonora" by Schröder‘Golden Anniversary’ by Johanna Donovan The Society June 8, 2021 Beauty, Culture, Love Poems, Poetry 12 Comments . Will this reclaim the long-lost Muse perched on the tree of I.O.U.’s? Can I now join Miss E. B. Browning as she proclaimed her love—its counting? Her art’s not mine; I know that much. The years sped by—as if by touch! And each day’s love was multiplied until its mass could burst outside, propel itself beyond the skies and thank the Lord where He abides, for fifty years “through thick and thin,” each one ordained and blessed by Him. . . Johanna Donovan is a transplanted Swiss now growing in New England who gets up to write. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 12 Responses Sally Cook June 8, 2021 Such a thoughtful poem — terse, but lovely. Reply jd June 8, 2021 Thank you, Sally. Your visit is much appreciated. Reply Russel Winick June 8, 2021 Sweet, lovely, and inspiring! Thank you Johanna. Reply jd June 8, 2021 Thank YOU, Russel, for the “sweet” words. Reply Michael Dashiell June 8, 2021 Succinct yet able to show the love. Reply jd June 8, 2021 Thank you, Michael. I’m a bit rusty on classical poetry (on any, for that matter) so I was happy for the push. Reply Daniel Kemper June 8, 2021 It reminds me of when I passed the practical age where at I could never have a fiftieth anniversary. And I thought of John Gardner’s Grendel. Outside Hrothgar’s Hall. Listening to The Shaper. Reply jd June 9, 2021 Hello Daniel, I’m gratified it sent you on a little trip and provided me with some things to research. Thank you for your visit and for commenting. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant June 9, 2021 Johanna, I love the smooth flowing wit of your poem, but more, much more than that, I adore the sentiment. Beautiful! Reply jd June 9, 2021 Thank you so much, Susan. My poem is honored by compliments from a very talented and prolific member of the Society. Reply Lucia June 9, 2021 Beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. Reply jd June 9, 2021 Thank YOU, Lucia of the beautiful name. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.