To Give You all elements
Had I the sea’s wide promises,
Its depth and its eternal shores
Of endless crystal carpets, which
Reflect the light that heaven pours
Over creation, graciously,
It would not be enough for thee.
Had I the earth’s tremendous fire
That rages deep beneath her crust
And, like desire, sometimes bursts
And spits forth lava, ash and dust,
‘Twould be a pilot light; I see
Such passion were too cold for thee.
Had I the raging of the wind
That howls o’er valleys, hills and streams,
To spread thy name about the world
And wake men from their lazy dreams
To things more wonderful to see
Twould not do justice, yet, to thee.
Had I the firmament of earth
To house the stories of my love,
Furnished with beauties to behold
Both in the land and sky, above,
The world is not enough, for thee
But you’re always enough for me.