She is to him the most precious gift
She is the beat of his heart,
the beam of his moon,
the shine of his stars
and the ignite of his passion.
He shows her that she
is the ocean to him by
the way he tenderly strokes her neck,
runs fingers through her hair
By the way his eyes look
beyond her eyes and his
ears listen to her words,
his mouth asks her questions
longing to know her heart.
He demonstrates his passion for her
by the way he admires her intelligence,
holds up her ideas and never
undermines her sensitive heart
He whispers softly in her ears
urging her to blossom and not
be afraid to dance in the daylight.
And she knows that he honours her
by the respect he shows by hearing her heart
And she feels his attention
by the way he notices the emotion in her face
She understands he loves her
by the way he holds her when she cries.
He holds her in his arms
and she feels contained and intensely calm
She holds him to her breast
and he feels her nurture and respect
He lifts her up to the heavens
and makes her feel like a real goddess.
And he knows the universe smiled on him
because not only does he have the stars
he holds the world in his arms and speaks
out loud – This is my woman!
By Anthea Slade
The World In His Arms was written on the 10-10-09 and was inspired by Reynaldo’s beautiful Painting World in His Arms. The painting and poem are part of our Tribute to Womanhood Seris and our Woman and her Man Mini Series. It is the 14th Upload of our series.