Before I loved or knew you were
   I spoke as I had eyes,
Gladly remarking grasses green
   And sapphire skies.

Pleased with the coloured world I had,
   I knew no further need:
And then you lifted up my lids –
   I see indeed.

Before I looked in love of you
   It seems I never knew
That grass could be so grassy-green
   And air so blue.

Richard’s choice

Poems of Love