These poems make good gifts when accompanied by a white handkerchief for New Beginnings, YW in Excellence, or YW Recognition nights.
Here is a list of LDS handkerchief styles with temples or the YW logo available online.
YW Handkerchief poem #1
This is only a little hanky here.
But it is pure and white as snow;
May it's emblems of purity follow you dear,
And guide you wherever you go.
It's dainty and so very much like
The girl I'm sending it to;
May you, like the little white hanky,
Keep yourself as dainty and true.
In this little hanky is service,
Service and joy it will give;
If you give of yourself gladly,
You'll find joy every day that you live.
There are things that might stain its whiteness
Things that water may not wash away;
Stains that will show ever after,
And mar its beauty each day.
May stains never mar your beauty,
Things that water will not wash away;
May you keep as pure and sweet and dear,
As this little hanky today.
YW Handkerchief poem #2
This handkerchief was made with love
Especially for you.
A symbol of your Young Women years
To cherish your whole life through.
May its whiteness be a reminder
To please stay clean and pure.
As the linen, may you be most strong
With a testimony sure.
As the lace, may all your life
Be filled with charm and grace.
May the inner beauty of your soul
Glow in your eyes and face.
Someday when you are married
To a choice and worthy "heâ€