I have looked at sunsets as long as they lasted the reds and the golds and the pinks of them the play of light on the edges of clouds the changing shadows over the land. I have watched the sea steadily rolling in wave after wave breaking against the rocks with the energy of distant storms or gently lapping at softer shores. I have gazed up at the brilliance of a black night of stars million upon million no moon to dim their richness. I have seen the hidden blues and greens in a slow river of ice. I have known forests and mountains.
I have known you also and you no less are part of the universe. I can admire the changing sky in the colour of your eyes the moving sea in the curve of your neck the wonder of an opening rosebud in the crook of your elbow.
There is an audio recording of myself reading this poem on Youtube. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=detNC95rvO0