To You

 

Poem to Trudy

(From sick bay in Ghent)

And was it Easter when we first resolved

To walk no longer separately, to live

One for the other ? Then alone revolved

The sun for us, for us alone did give

Those love-awaking rays. The budding earth

For us gave of its best, for us did hang

Its fresh green banners on the trees, gave birth

To joy unknown before. All nature sang

In cadence sweet with love ineffable.

And in the scented dusk the stars were  low

And all their golden lamps our nights did fill

Where’er we wandered with a magic glow.

Twelve years have fled since first we pledged our troth,

And love still burgeons in unhindered growth.

 

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