I Know Your Face by Heart

by Cheryl J. Howell
1973, revised May 20, 2012

Your eyes now seem so clear,
Looking in my mind's eye.
And too, your lovely smile,
If I should really try
To picture its sweetness
In a warm smile's reply.

I know your lovely face
From its forehead to chin,
And all the pleasing lines
That softly lie within,
Where your sweet little ways
Tend to soften your skin.

I know your face by heart.
Now whenever I look
Back in our memories,
Reflected in a brook,
Your expressions are read
As one might read a book.

© 2012 Cheryl J. Howell. All rights reserved.

Grandson Owen Grimm-Howell
Photo by G.W. Grimm-Howell