To You

(A reminiscence)

A memory of our sojourn by the Sea,
A memory of the talk between us twain
A memory that will not go from me
     Until we meet again.

A boy's wild words beside the summer sea—
A baring of the heart's most secret pain.
A memory that will not go from me
     Until we meet again.

I thank you for I hold you very dear.
I send you these rough first-fruits of my brain. 
God keep you safe throughout the waning year
     Until we meet again.