By Candlelight

pour Minou

At night when everything is calm
     And all the world conspires
To lay a healing balm
     On daylight's raging fires

You speak to me in steady voice
     Of things I know at heart,
Reminding me I should rejoice
     In life and love and art.

Before the candle has burned down
     Our marriage we renew;
You in your unaffected gown,
     Me in my awe of you.


©2016 Michael Fraley




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