Love, Forever
March 1973

“Love, Forever,” Ensign, Mar. 1973, 27

Love, Forever

Third Place Poem
Relief Society–Ensign Writing Contest

You asked me to write in rhyme.

Darling, I cannot measure love in meter,

Nor express my love in words.

Can you describe quiet streams, unhurried dreams

In measured feelings, chopped, sifted through screens?

Our love, like the flight of birds,

Sails on through space: free, eternal. But sweeter—

Love, forever, beyond the end of time.

  • Sister Russell, a homemaker, serves in the Sunday School and Relief Society in the Champaign Ward, Illinois Stake.