Now and Then
Yes, you’re right. Misunderstandings may
sometimes (we’re human) drift our way
but surely we shall never let them build
into a barrier.
We know too well how kindness may be killed
by carelessness. Have learned from that to care.
A central part of our love’s nature (more,
don’t you think? than of most loves) is the way
it’s rooted in a deep determination
never to hurt
the other—a thing our loving natures learned
each in an earlier day,
something which colours them through.
We feel such thankfulness
each to other and to
chance or fate or God or what we choose
to call it, for being thus unforehopedly blest
in the late radiance of
this encompassing untroubled love,
I don’t see how we ever could
renege on such suffusing gratitude.