What a blessing it must be
to know that for me
your beauty will never fade
and my affection for you will never wane.
May your flowers never fade
and may your grass be always green;
but should the Autumn dew
sparkle your hills and should your leaves
lose their green tapestry
only to adorn themselves with the magnificent hues
of the Fall . . .
even then I will admire the beauty
that only age can bring
as I celebrate another day with you.