Drawing by Rachel Payne
A book's a chance to look inside for truth,
A key to worlds beyond our sense of real.
Unlocks it dreams of long forgotten youth
And opens doors of mind to realms ideal.
How glad am I to leave this dreary earth
And enter into fiction kingdoms grand.
Oh come replace suspense-less days with
And joys untold, your tales be wonderland.
The hours I spend with you are gifts indeed;
My beating heart exults when you I view.
No gold nor jew'ls could ever supersede
The ard'rous life –my heart– I give to you.
You show me wondrous sights from worlds
And in return to you I donne my love.
meaning: passionate, full of love, eager, or
Origin: shortened form of ardorous; comes from
the root word ardor
French word for to give