My love for long remained a shut up spring,
a fountain sealed, and flowed beneath the surface,
its secrets hidden from all human grace
till you came along and true love did bring,
had ears to hear the captive ripples sing.
Love at last unlocked the fast closed case,
and you, who are a king, did so abase
yourself that to my depths your soul did fling
and of my sorrows freely did partake;
till strengthened by your noble sympathy
the waters upward sprang. Ah, there they break
into the sunlit air like jewels free
to dance and of the rainbow's hues partake
then backward fall like gentle rain on thee.
Copyright, 1987, Faye Gibson