In praise of daughters in love

Photograph by John Livzey

Photograph by John Livzey

It isn’t what you think: I’ve none of my own,
though I’ve wished it all these years as three
small boys played and grew into tall free
thinkers with heart who’ve always known
life as art built with vision, wits and bone
and are busy with all that now, individually
and in committed company with three
bright, impassioned young feminine ones.
And I love knowing and watching you all,
dear women! I love the lightness you bring
to the lives of these intense young men of
my heart, how you inspire them and call
them tenderly to their best selves, and I sing
in praise these days of my daughters-in-love!

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