Thursday, October 27, 2011
An Autumn Evening, and You, and Paradise
A Love Poem
by Garrison Keillor
An autumn evening, 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 an autumn 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.