I Love You As the Dewdrops Bleed
by Elizabeth Santos
I love you as the dewdrops bleed
As Blue Jay loves the sunflower seed
As Hummingbirds the nectars kiss
And lilies hug the morning mist

I love you as day opens up
The yellow folds of buttercup
As sunlight dries the morning dew
And lights the garden's brilliant hue

My love is deeper than the depth
Of nature's secrets sweetly kept
And cooing of the mourning dove
Is like the wonder of your love

My love is like the sparrow's wing
The fluttering sound the feathers sing
My heartbeat sounds the joy within
As sparrow clings to dogwood limb

My love grows like the rambling rose
And only God its power knows