Darling, I speak to you in words of love
the sweetest ones I know, straight from my heart.
My hope (how much that word has passed between us!)
is that my message will be heard just as I send it,
a sort of prayer to gods of love that you will hear
and more important, know that I speak true.
Each poem that I write, inspired by you, your beauty
and the questing mind with whom I love to share
the thoughts, the clear originality, the jokes,
all join together to make me sure that you, yes you,
are the woman I want to spend heart’s time with
and hold in my embrace until the end of love and life.