Someday We’ll Linger

mindlovemisery Music Prompt “Someday We’ll Linger” by Gaelynn Lea
song here – Use the song as inspiration for any form of creative expression

Also shared with Imaginary Garden The Tuesday Platform Imagined By Marian
“We Toads invite you (yes, you!) to share your poetry in the Garden.Long or short, old or new, it’s up to you.”


Someday we’ll linger over dinner
drink our wine slowly in sips
of languor and look at the other
as we haven’t for years
and think of things to talk about
other than children or grandchildren
and discover those subtle changes
that couples go through decade by decade
and find we still interest each other, like each other
and you’ll say something light and witty
and I’ll laugh with a joy that bubbles up,
pops like champagne’s cork
and the whole room will look over
and think ahh, l’amour.
Not this night… but
someday we’ll linger over dinner.



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15 responses to “Someday We’ll Linger

  1. I’m so glad to know that this is written to a prompt…

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  2. flashpoetguy

    I can read your poetry all day long!

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  3. Perceptive and familiar, your poem left a lump in my throat.

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  4. Very emotional — a tear or two. Great response to the prompt.

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  5. Beautiful words. Thank you.

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  6. wow!!! what a promise; surely gives life new meaning

    much love…

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  7. I do love that transition…that there is still that tension that we need so much…. wonderful to find a cause not to linger.

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  8. Holds the promise of what a relationship can be…with a little libation to help things along!


  9. Oh, yes. I love this. I want to linger over dinner too, feel joy bubble up like champagne — such a slow longing in this, it sweeps happy and sad over me as I read — makes me think of both the quick and slowness of time passing. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Wow, this caroms from emotion to emotion, esp the ending – somewhat bittersweet, but wise and well-done.


  11. I can barely imagine this beautiful scene.

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  12. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    A poignant wish, beautifully described in context.

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