"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Once upon a wonderful nite...

...many years ago
on an evening much like this.
with the cool October skies
and the rain coming down
you and I
went on our first real date.
To a fancy restaurant called
The Cliffhouse.  It seemed like
such a long drive, but
then again, I had no idea
where we were going
or where we would end.

Wide-eyed, nervous and shy
we had suddenly become and
seemed to have trouble finding
right words to say, but then
that's another night and
another song.
The hustle and bustle of the room,
the giddy laughs and formal dresses
of the local Homecoming crowd,
the warmth of the fireplace,
the candle that was tipped over
by our server,
that started our tablecloth to flame,
were no match for the fire
starting in our hearts.
And in the background
and in our heads
all evening long and
until this day...were the
words, the song,
the one that takes me
back to that moment in time
with you...Moondance.


  1. What a memorable date -- cannot forget a flaming tablecloth!

  2. How wonderful! Well, except for the fire part.

  3. Those are special memories!! You have been HOT for each other ever since! What a story!!

  4. love moondance! great memories fire and all :)

  5. Jojo this was so beautifully written, what a wonderful memory (flaming tablecloth and all)! ~Lili

  6. I feel like I'm right there in the room with you! Beautifully written.

  7. what a great post... fire and all! It's so sweet to hear "love notes" once in awhile.

  8. Any chance that restaurant is up in my neck of the woods? There's a marvelous 'Cliffhouse' here in Bellingham. Your poem is so romantic, and the fire makes it even more so. Who couldn't fall in love in such a setting? Van Morrison is still a favorite of mine!

  9. So sweet! Like a memory contained in a bottle - your poem just preserves it.

  10. How great...'Moondance'!!! It's great to know the 'flames' are still burnin'!!!

    Your love~note was beautiful. 'Guess what I'm singin'? Heeeehehe!!!

    God bless ya and have a beautiful evenin' sweetie!!! :o)

  11. Moments to cherish! Don't you just love going back every now and then.....the way it was.
    I think autumn is a good time for reflecting.


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