Each year rings in this hallowed rewind;
The difference now is our paths have crossed,
And where one chamber of my heart was frost,
Its furnaces unlit, it is now I find
You, bringing warmth I pray will last,
Blazing beacon midst a wintry world.
I had not thought snow could melt so fast.
You root me where I am, a solid mast,
My heart billows outwards, a sail unfurled.
All my hours count now, more than before,
Each sixty-minute cluster all shot through
With love for one I helplessly adore;
One hour together, a precious, gleaming ore,
One hour apart, wreathed in dreams of you.