Because It’s Our 38th Anniversary

Here is a sonnet for the love of my life:

The Key to My Heart
For Janet

How can it be that I feel younger
now, with you, than I did in grey youth? Grimly
pacing the cage of my lonely hunger
for love, I tested the bars and dimly
saw no way I would ever feel joy’s breeze
on my face.  But Love–whose whimsy and light
laugh was, from the deeps of time, revealed
anew in your caress, your kiss, your bright
smile–gave the key, and freed me to walk
in the open air with your cool, good hand
in mine. And since that day your love unlocked
my heart I have not aged, but ripened and
grown golden in the glory of your face,
upturned, shining, silver-framed with God’s grace.

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8 Responses

  1. Awww! Congratulations!

    I just read your beautiful sonnet to R. He said, “wow! How beautiful! –but he’s ruining it for the rest of us guys.”

    I hope you enjoy your big day! 🙂

      1. Thank you Mark! Will do. ((Hugs)) to you and Jan.

        Our anniversary is on the 28th. I will inform him that there is ample time for him to compose stuff. 🙂

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