I could never, in a lifetime, devise
how to say more than the tears in my eyes.

And yet, they are inadequate still;
in silent song, they fall free, without will.

When first I saw you, I wept with surprise,
all of my heart pouring forth with your cries.

Then on the blanket of tears that I’d shed,
you laid your small, velvet feet, trusting head.

And with each fall of my breast, with each rise,
came your soft, subtle breath, silent sighs.

Filled with more love than I thought there could be,
I needed you, as much as you needed me.

And how the hourglass sands love defies! –
vast and endless as stars in the skies.

And what ever could there be more sublime
than a love undiminished by time?

For S & R

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