|Hold on to what you know - that you're in love,
And will be for life, a sentence that's a joy,
Pleased to have one thing you're certain of,
Pleased to have one thing time can't destroy.
Yes, of course, all love must ebb and flow.
Feeling is liquid, moved by winds and tides,
Above, all waves and ripples, while below
The simple, silent, unchanged truth abides.
Have faith in that sweet tie that binds you fast,
Embracing you with elemental need.
Regardless of reverses, it will last,
'Mid grief and grace the gift of love-sown seed.
So may you cherish well what life has given,
Desiring what you have, though you have striven
Against your own unyielding gods within,
Yearning for a calmer, gentler wind.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon