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  • If you were jewels, I'd carry you tied round my wrist,
    If you were a robe, I'd never take you off.
    I long for you, my lord; last night
    I saw you in my dreams.
    Princess Yamato (7th Century Japanese Poetess)

    You sent me a rose
    every day
    for seven years.

    You arranged
    for rose petals
    to rain down
    from the sky
    when I walked
    in my garden.

    Now, you are gone
    and no roses
    sweeten this chill autumn air.

    (IPhone photograph by Alex).
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