I wonder when I see a smile fading deep into your eyes,
What happenstance brings about that emotion, that response?
It is sometimes bright and sudden, sometimes soft and subtle,
But always rich in flavor, rich in texture…
Sometimes words won’t do.
My thoughts are all so jumbled,
And in my mind so tumbled,
About with disarray.
Oh what could I say?
So I chose instead to purchase,
A card with this one purpose,
To let you know its true,
Take a deep breath
And smile a winsome smile
For the moon whose silver light
Lets fall upon the sylvan world
Will watch with patient guard
With angels whose charge
Is given thee to keep
The winsome smile
Fresh upon your face
Fireflies and whippoorwills
On summer nights of yesteryear
Bring to mind the thoughts so dear
Stored away in precious nooks
And kept in secret far from sight
Till in the evening late at night
With giggles and smiles and furtive looks