The silver linings of your hair
add only more intrigue and magic to your beauty,
testifying to your rich experience,
like too much suffering and dried up tears,
but for me are golden more than argentine.
There is no nobler beauty
when it is enhanced by wisdom
of maturity and deep experience
that adds profundity and honesty to love
to make it most imperishable.
That’s the purpose of all practised love,
to make it more endurable
by the ordeals of dire straits
leading to the fruits of heaven
of the final beauty of experience.