Something in the Soul


Something in the Soul

Something in the soul will see a clear

Blush of color in the fading cheek,

And on the coldest morning of the year

Will mark the willows greening by the creek.

Something in the mind will deftly draw

A gloomy hymn into a lilting dance,

And twist the parson’s dreary saw

Into a carnival of sweet romance.

Something in the heart will not allow

Love’s tender smiles to fade in memory,

But bids them gently, softly grow

Forever young and shy and kind and free.

Thus heart and mind and soul forever cast

The nets of love and joy that bind us fast.

Fort Worth

February 12, 1995