TO LINDA

Paul McCartney, you are a lucky man
To have loved and learned from such a bright star;
Where such love is, no separation can
Change what was near and comes to seem so far.

There is an essence in this World that makes
A meaning of the miracle of love
That grows with understanding and awakes
To raise the thoughts to higher planes above.

Those times when heights of joy to anguish sink
And life makes the reunion so slow,
As from the sorrowing cup you drink think,
That Linda loved, her love returned, is all you need to know.

April 1998