This inspiring poem was given to my Mom's half-sister
by their mutual father in the 1946 when she turned 18.
I've superimposed the poem on the image used
to make the cover of my poetry volume
"a Lamp at Midday" (Aztar Press, 2012)
The first section of the volume (Into the Full Moon)
is dedicated to my own Father,
while the second section explores life, loss and a different kind of love.