Love is just a four-letter word, 

Like long, or like, or wish, or hope, 

Yet, though it may seem quite absurd, 

It encircles the heart with silken rope, 

And makes each day seem bright and new, 

With myriad wonderful things to do. 

No hill too steep, no road too far, 

To be precisely where YOU are! 

You, the lover, you the muse, 

You the beautiful dancing shoes 

That sashay into the mind, the brain, 

And linger, like a sweet refrain, 

That needs discovering again and again….  
Love is just a four letter word, 
Like sing, or grin, or feel or hold,

 Yet it’s the icing on the cake, 

The greatest story ever told. 

It’s the fizz in a fine champagne, 

It’s the huff and puff of an old steam train, 

The breeze breathing gently on your face, 

The intricacies of a piece of lace, 

It’s euphoria, it’s a dream, 

It’s the cherry on top of a large ice cream, 

It’s a name you can’t ignore, 

If I’m the apple, your its core, 

It’s a megatastic superstore. 

Love is just a four-letter word, 

But oh, it is so much MORE 

© Caro Ness 2014

I wrote this poem for the extraordinary woman who became my wife. We were married in 2014 and we published this poem on the back page of our wedding service sheet because it is Anita-Clare’s favourite. It is a small recompense for my great good fortune in finding the love of my life but nevertheless, it is a  sincere and passionate declaration of my love for her.