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lovebirdsI wrote this poem for my valentine ~ my wife Dallis ~ a few years ago! She has been and still is my personal muse.

Dallis took the photo while we were on a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii several years ago.

Love’s song is already being sung–

the deep resonant notes
grounding our affections to earth,

the vibrant sensual notes
keeping us in our bodies,

the light laughing notes
lifting us in unguarded moments,

the crucial melody line
honoring our need for constancy,

the sound of our own voices
blending easily into one,

the desires within us
getting lost in love’s song.

Words (c) 2010 Mark Lloyd Richardson
Photo (c) 2007 Dallis Day Richardson