Sunday in CinCity

A Love Poem

by Garrison Keillor





A summer night, and you, and paradise,

So lovely and so full of grace,

Above your head, the universe has hung its lights,

And I reach out my hand to touch your face.



I believe in impulse, in all that is green,

Believe in the foolish vision that comes true,

Believe that all that is essential is unseen,

And for this lifetime I believe in you.



All of the lovers and the love they made:

Nothing that was between them was a mistake.

All that is done for love's sake,

Is not wasted and will never fade.



All who have loved will be forever young

and walk in grandeur on a summer night

along the avenue.

They live in every song that is sung

and every painting of pure light

and every Pas De Deux.



O love that shines from every star,

Love reflected in the silver moon;

It is not here, but it's not far.

Not yet, but it will be here soon.

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