To a loyal consort

To a loyal consort

How he describes her
her easy allure
a truth to go to
each day

Stability and assurance
in all weathers the same
judiciously loving
in her own way

birdsong at dawn
and owls at play
in the silence
of night rapture

doubtless boundless love :
and true to her word
long may her chosen
stars hold sway

John Lyons