twenty years ago

twenty years ago
at the midpoint of my life
I went to Little Gidding
and found myself a wife
by a chapel in a mist
we sat but did not kiss
twenty years ago
in the evening

now twenty valentines
I celebrate in rhyme
with a fire and a rose
and my being
by a chapel in a mist
we waited for that kiss
twenty years ago
at Little Gidding

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