, Gloucester, MA


August 19, 2013


Why do I love thee?

Just because the universe is wide

and deep

As it was meant to be

What is there in your face

That is more than beauty?

Is it the eyes — blue, green or brown —

Shinning through sorrows

And moments of glad grace?

O mother, sister, peasant, queen

From whence your strength

To maintain through generations

The preservation of the species?

You are not the gleam in men’s eyes

Nor a reflection of the sun

You are in the sky in orange and red

Or a rainbow at midday

Jim Dinsmore


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