The Long Conversation

by Peter Saint-Andre

Husband and wife
Engaged through life
In constant talk
While they both walk
On side by side;
Though they once eyed
Each other face
To face, the grace
Of their relation
Is conversation
Sustained at length:
Their deepest strength
Is intertwined
As they give mind
And heart and voice
To their shared choice.
Their chance is best
If interest
Abides and thrives
Throughout their lives.

(Human, All Too Human, Volume I, ยง406)

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