Requited Love

I bought my love a marmoset;
She gave me a giraffe.
I ordered her a minaret;
She sent the Cenotaph.

I wrapped an early bioscope;
She offered Cinerama.
At Christmas, I received the Pope;
She gained the Dalai Lama.

I lashed out on a Marc Chagall;
Her spree was three by Dali.
I bargained for the Taj Mahal;
She parcelled all of Bali.

This year I gave her broken meat;
Her present was a pea,
And now we know how love is sweet,
I gave her her, she me.

From the book Rime Present