Chocolate and Poetry

Yesterday was my Grandfather’ s birthday.  He’d have been 88.  A number of people kept saying the name Walter (he was the one to bring our family name to Hawaii) , so in honor of him I got some chocolate.  I was looking for something and I grabbed a dark chocolate with raspberries b/c it came with a poem.  And it said to share the poem with people you love.

So Dear Reader I share with you the poem from chocolate. And here’s to you Old Buddy, I’m liking this chocolate!

The First Day by Christina Rosetti

I wish I could remember the first day,

First hour, first moment of your meeting me;

If bright or dim the season, it might be

Summer or winter for aught I can say.

So unrecorded did it slip away,

So blind was I to see and to foresee,

So dull to mark the budding of my tree

That would not blossom yet for many a May.

If only I could recollect it!  Such

A day of days! I let it come and go

As traceless as a thaw of bygone snow.

It seemed to mean so little, meant so much!

If only now I could recall that touch,

First touch of hand in hand!  Did one but know!

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