A love in verse

An Ideal Husband

1996-08-03
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I feel my life blessed by your love 

I sit here in a radiant sun

Reminded of you, warmth above,

All round, with yours within made one.


And from a train, the Thames, the trees,

Appearing perfect in their grace

Share their lovely power to please

With the heaven of your face.


And even when I play my part

And hear (I hope!) the laughter swell

I tell the audience in my heart

“That laughter is for her as well”

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A heap – but not of slag

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