Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Gift of Time

No candy cane is sweeter
than the taste upon your lips.
No falling snowflake softer
than your stirring fingertips.

No tone of bells so resonant
as your voice within my ear
no presence is more welcome
than your being, drawing near

No star could shine more brightly
than your eyes' revealing glow.
No fireplace is warmer
than the love that you bestow.

Sweet harmony, you bring to life
a gift of precious worth,
gives time with you a value
unmatched upon this earth.

(The picture is of the star Betelgeuse, taken by the Hubble telescope, a star nearing the end of it's life cycle.  It brought to mind, as so many things do, the value of time.  The original image can be found here:  Hubble)

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