Touchstone

By Mary Havran

Love built our house on solid ground
Such rock as will not yield
And I bear an enduring stone with me
From uncertainty as my shield

One touch can bring accord with you
Evoking feelings ever fond
I know you wear a touchstone too
As emblem of our bond

But I have found the true touchstone
Not born of this mortal plane
Against earth’s treasures ever known
It transcends all such as gain

If not from your sweet lips they ring
Then no words of love be true
Save observed in your eyes shining
Love’s light but darkness without you

There is no logic, no poem, no art
If not with you to share
If not composed within your heart
No music fills the air

Love the only touchstone
Or there be none at all
If love lives not within our home
There lives no love at all.

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