I’ve Often Wished To Have A Friend…

I’ve Often Wished To Have A Friend

I’ve often wished to have a Friend
With whom my sweetest hours to spend
To whom I safely might impart
Each wish and weakness of my heart
Who might in every sorrow share
And mingle with my grief a tear
For whom alone I wish to be
And who would only wish for me
And to secure my bliss for life
I’d wish that friend to be my Wife.

Beautiful Eyes, Beautiful Face

Beautiful Eyes, Beautiful Face

Beautiful eyes, beautiful face,
I’m shy to talk to you.
You’re the eagle I must watch
No matter what I do.

You’re the beauty, wild and free,
The mistress of my eyes,
Rolling through exultant air,
Alone in pristine skies.

I would take you for my own
Could I but have your wings,
Could I but go where night begins
And frozen sunlight sings.

Could I but have you for my love,
How might we fly together!
But I must watch you from below
And long for you forever.
But I must be the one below
And long for you forever.

Love Comes Through the Eyes That See

Love comes through the eyes that see
And through the ears that hear,
For people are quite beautiful,
And words make feelings clear.

Love comes through the hands that touch
With unabashed affection,
For only skin-to-skin can love
Maintain its true direction.

Love comes through the tastes and smells
Of fresh and well-cooked food,
For in the gift of nourishment
Is much else that is good.

But though love comes through senses five,
Love comes from the heart,
For there resides the greater love
Of which ours is a part.

To My Dear and Loving Husband

To My Dear and Loving Husband

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persevere,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.