Do you recall that far-off sunlit day,
That Whitsunday when our love was young?
We walked upon the ancient right -of-way
But strayed into the forest deep ere long.
You carved our names into the linden tree
To let the whole world know that you were mine,
That we were part of life’s great tapestry
Together then, and to the end of time.
‘Tis two score years and more since we did rest
On downy drifts of wild anemonies
And now the sun, a-glowing in the west
Will soon make embers of our memories.
But until then, let’s love, let’s wine and dine
Let’s drink a toast to dear Saint Valentine