All love affairs have symbols in them.
Her effigy in ice: he’s sorry and proves it
With a grand gesture – the sheer effort.
A folded paper dog on the pillow:
She knows him well, thought of him at breakfast.
But this is line by studied line:
We meet in stanzas, look out for endings
That heighten the effect, devices to catch
The reader’s eye. I collect you,
Read you aloud, learn you by heart.