by Margery Rehman
Softness, balance, a sense of beauty
Are reflected in your home where
An unconscious cosmopolitanism
Allows expensive modern art to coexist
With Afghan tribal and ethnic patterns
And ceramics from your beloved Greece
All forming a harmonious whole.
You're happiest when among your plants
Lavender and olives grow
Where they were never meant to
Because of your tender care.
Determination, warmth, sensitivity
Tempered by an objective mind
These are your essence.
Ideas, words, books are loved
With that same quiet passion
You give your family,
Your home, your garden.
And still so much love is left
To give to friends.