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Courtney is an all-embracing friend,
Open to the winds of whim or need.
Underneath her smile is a smile
Radiating outward like a sun.
To her the joys of friend and self are one,
Nor is her cheerful deference a style:
Each moment is a perfect book to read,
Yet not with any passion for the end.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Video Music: Sonata No. 1 in F Minor: Adagio. By Ludwig von Beethoven.
Performed by Daniel Veesey at the Free Music Archive under a Public Domain License.

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