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January 8, 2009

just another anniversary — as special as ever

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Giacalone @ 11:55 pm

Happy anniversary to Ed and Laurice Markowski. ..

Today (Elvis Presley’s birthday) is the 21st wedding anniversary of my friends Laurice and Ed Markowski, of Auburn Hills, Michigan.  Twenty-one isn’t of those “special” milestone anniversaries.  But, with Ed, it doesn’t have to be.  He’s been regularly telling me for the past few years how lucky he was to find Laurice, and he’s been even more effusive about her as their anniversary approached this past week.

When I introduced Ed and his haiku here at f/k/a in March 2005, I said:

I’m touched by Ed’s ability to present the joys and dignity of
blue-collar life, and the romance found in the mundane
moments of married life.

Here is a bouquet of anniversary and everyday poems of love by Ed Markowski, inspired by Laurice, the love of his life.

anniversary
we dress
for bed

in love…
we follow a snow covered road
into the fog

anniversary dinner
these long strands
of melted mozzarella

anniversary day
my wife & i
assemble a treadmill

anniversary day
i decide to take
the long way home

in the bedroom window
as we unwind this afternoon
in a holding pattern

carnival breeze…
sharing a bowl
behind the tilt-a-whirl

evening mist
the moth in her hair
light grey

summer love
bite by bite
we share the first ripe plum

hunting season
i read the inscription
inside my wedding band

city snow
we laugh over wedges
of lemon meringue

house of mirrors
i promise my wife
i’ll change

only the waterfall
just as it was…
second honeymoon

… by ed markowski
“anniversary day” -   bear creek haiku (Spring 2002)

bonus: One more from 2009:

silver anniversary
i still take
the quick route home

. . . and one from the summer of 1987:

in love…
gniklaw emoh
sdrawkcab

1 Comment

  1. A belated greeting:

    Happy Anniversary Laurice and Ed!

    Ed, I know that you’ll keep on taking the quick route home.

    Yu

    Comment by Yu Chang — January 14, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

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