Love poem by Vera Wardner
My mother wrote this to my father,
their first spring shortly before their marriage.

Because of you

This year, because I know you,
Spring is lovelier than it ever was before;
The skies more blue;
Strange magic in the swelling buds
That hold new life.  And on this day
I never knew the wind to be so gay!
The sun so gold!
The earth mystic with promise –
Trees serene with secret joy!
This spring enchantment's
In the air anew.
I wonder why it is –
Because of you!

2022 Jacqueline Jackson

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