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Love Lines Along the Years

How Shall We Love?

A ship in a harbor is safe, they say,

but it's not where ships were built to be.

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O how shall we love as our days run on

and all the voyaging is done?

Now here on the shore of our marriage - see

the sweetheart lingers as the clown!

The summers in you still entreat

warmth to my winters, and each noon

beckons to where the late wave's lunge

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will josh away our cares.

We think to wait in our love's long light,

to rest where the morning smiles are blown.

But the sea breaks over us - crest after crest

of laughter - a new voyage begun!

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