More oft´ than found is friendship lost
grasping its foe as much as negligence,
yet, since our fortunate paths have crossed
I yearn each day your precious permanence!

A day´s time spent around your smile,
its spell and spirit sunken in my soul,
despises pity, dullness, bile:
leaves me all changed, but change a welcome toll.

As music always comes in different keys,
yet, magic fuses all that sounds afar,
no inspiration comes alone from peace
nor symphonies from just a single bar.

Where words prove poor and flee the poet´s hand
may all my heart sing on of you my friend!

(To J.A.N.J.)