|Men Writing a Letter - Gabriel Metsu|
By Stephen Cheney
Turn every jewel in the light
and see where it glitters.
In my heart is a certain shrine
filled by your presence;
there you are a sparkling amulet.
I can live without life,
as a rock beneath the dark ruins:
but who wants unshared oblivion?
A crystal touched with sunlight
can glow beyond its borders.