Look around you-
all the ways of love are in the light dancing on the river
in the rain soaked branches of the trees.
All the ways of love are in the wings of swallows,
in the feather soft riot of flight
When spring comes, they will build again
under the eaves of my house,
layering blade over blade to shelter their hatchlings.
And who can say what love is?
No more and no less than the birds who shelter
their children under the eaves
No more and no less than the branches damp with rain
No more and no less than the river that flows and flows,
gathering the waters of the storm