|Happy seventh anniversary!|
A tree now deeply rooted in the soil!
Praised be those whose love is long and loyal,
Pleased to join content with ecstasy.
Yet, as you know, your tree's within a grove,
So every limb and leaf you think is yours
Endures through common legacies and laws,
Vaster than the will of any Jove.
Even so, your love must play its part.
Never think that every casual kiss
That leaves your lips does not increase the bliss
Held for you in some communal heart.
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