March 1984


how do I say thank you

for a gift so finely wrought

what expressions can I use

to express to you

my unbounded joy


such a thought deserves much

so much more than I can give

in haste

love is one gift

payable only in kind

but how?

to you

to all

to what


I know!

I’ll climb the highest peak

there to snatch a piece of the sun

to put it into life

the joy you made

eventually returned

through another


“Thank you!” will have to do


This was when a good friend

gave me one of her poems

because she wanted me

to have a part  of her

because we were both

friends and poets.