Happy fifty-third anniversary! As love flows on, it gathers tributaries Pouring into the channels of the heart, Plumes of color drawn from distant mountains, Yielding, yearning, joining your grand journey.
Flow on, then, with renewed vitality In which one finds an answer to one's queries, Finds the whole of which one is a part, The love that pours through one from distant fountains Yet is one's bliss, one's passion, and one's beauty.
The love one feels and is flows to the sea Holding in its arms the earth it carries, Irrigating fields with skill and art, Ready still to bear its precious burden Deep into the delta of its duty.
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Audio and Video Music: Forever Yours. By Wayne Jones. Music free to use at YouTube.