of love and love’s remembrance

yours is a beautiful heart . . .
as kind and generous
and filled with love
as if crafted by the hands of angels . . .
 
the joy of my youth . . .
of love and love’s remembrance . . .
the glancing shards of memories past . . .
sustain me always
for your heart is my rock . . .
and your patience . . .
with life . . .
and for life . . .
is the courage that I lean upon . . .
 
this is how I’ve known you,
and know you still . . .
a heart so strong and graceful
. . . wind off a shimmering lake . . .
as we walk inexorably
into the twilight . . .
amber upon amber
 
yours is a beautiful heart
my beloved . . .
so easy and precious an endearment
that life without you
will be life without the sustenance
of love