Thank you all for your replies. I was away for awhile reading Harry Potter books--but one night I stopped by and read some of the most wonderful poems, and I wondered why I left. Thanks again. You encourage me.
Marge, I appreciate your reply because I love your work. Actually I was unsure of "us together". It seemed reduntant to me, but repetition is ubiquitous. And then, there are some "us" not connected together. So ...
Glen Hope, PA USA