In this poem, a young couple reminisces about their first night living in Amsterdam, and falling in love all over again. It is a simply beautiful piece that will transport you, and warm your heart.
How well I remember that first night in Amsterdam,
Down by the canal, our new lives began,
Under the tears of a cold, wintry sky
And red lights reflected in your eyes.
Every riverboat promised enchantment
Every cobblestone chased the riverbend
Every crooked house with history groaned
And hand-in-hand we made the city our own.
In dusty cafes with dusty cats
We drank and laughed and sat
As new candles reduced to wax
The world just passed us by,
Like the moment that lives in the ghost of a smile.