Forty five years

Charles Camoin

Charles Camoin

The 25th August is a very momentous day for Margot and myself. We celebrate 45 years of marriage and 48 years knowing each other. No small trick, given that the institution of marriage when introduced had a lifespan of 15 years. Huge amounts of ups and downs characterise our connection, with awfulness in between. Still, we have arrived this far and so far so good !!!!

I am delighted to mark this big occasion on my blog and to put up an appreciation piece dedicated to Margot. I am not easy to live with, attested by my own experience of myself. So Margot’s tolerance of me is no mean achievement. Thanks to you for that. Anyway here’s to the completion of this period and the successful completion of the next.

Happy Anniversary

Harvey says often “how did that happen?”

The miracle is that we did get here

Of all permutations that could have been

this is a rich outcome which for its sheer

surprise, speed of arrival to this point,

breath-taking, amazing to be still here

To share this awful and beautiful life

and still, have space and time for something new

We sit inside looking at our garden

Think well of the next years, what they might bring

Happy Anniversary mate and lover

Here’s to forty-five more years of huge fun



30.08.2018 21:33

Belated Happy Anniversary Peter and Margot!! Apologies for the delay!! X


26.08.2018 16:10

No small trick indeed. Congratulations and love to you both

Mary Morrissey

25.08.2018 16:04

Hi Peter. Congratulations to you and Margot. Stunning poem. Love it. 45,years impressive. Shawn and I celebrate 9 years today. Happy Anniversary. Best wishes. Mary


25.08.2018 13:48

Awe! Brims the eyes with tears.
Love in all it's simple complexity.

Brid Brophy

25.08.2018 08:23

Congratulations on your anniversary Margot and Peter . And Peter a fresh new poem out of it. Not bad at all 😀Have a near perfect day

Maurice C

25.08.2018 08:21

Congratulations Peter, Margot. Here's to plenty more space and time for something new.

Michael Foley

25.08.2018 07:01

Happy anniversary to you both, Margot and Peter. Lovely poem and I love the optimism of the last line!

Marguerite colgan

25.08.2018 06:18

Well done, Harvey for catching the thread! I particularly love line9, the inside, the outside. Congrats Margot and Peter. Words, thoughts, feelings another fine poem

Latest comments

25.11 | 22:15

Grief is experience through the mundane. Simple but powerful. The accompanying image really compliments the poem.

07.11 | 11:14

Hi Peter,

A great observation! Social media can be a scary place... I also need to reduce my time there



06.11 | 16:24

A great one, Peter, in the context you describe. I don't read social media myself, I doubt my equilibrium could stand it. 'The balance of his mind disturbed' yes, I think it would be.

06.11 | 15:59

Yes, gossip is a weapon of mass destruction.

In my business as well as personal life I have zero tolerance.

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