Before I had you I loved Nature as a calm monk loves Christ. Now I love Nature As a calm monk loves the Virgin Mary, Religiously (in my manner), like before, But in a more heartfelt and intimate way. I see the rivers better when I walk with you Through the fields to the rivers' banks. When I sit next to you and watch the clouds I see them much more clearly. You haven't taken Nature from me, You haven't changed Nature. You've brought Nature closer. Because you exist I see it better, though the same as before. Because you love me I love it in the same way, but more. Because you chose me to have you and love you My eyes gaze at it More than at anything.
I don't regret what I was before, For I am still what I was. I only regret not having loved you before.