The gentleness that can be

The gentleness that can be

What we pray for now
 is the gentleness that can be
 for her to raise a hand
 and point to the apple blossom
 and say that this is what life
 is all about : the candid beauty
 that bears fruit and feeds a nation
 Good fortune is love devoid
 of bitterness or envy or any
 meanness of spirit     Love
 has no rival when it comes
 to mending broken lives
 it is the common denominator
 of all our selfless breath
 In Venice we gazed into the waters
 saw the ripple of our reflection
 and wondered whether our affection
 would last forever    It did    It does
 John Lyons

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