Verily, I must say—this song of his
Enchains the meaning of these words of bliss;
Remain to see what love these two doth share
Kept tender, true and free of worldly care.
Lost womb to a stranger, freely given kiss—
A sin, a sin! oh, lost virginities
Repudiated. Pregnant night so fair!
Turn back, dear girl; the child’s now mine, for there
Encompasses my love for thee. This glow
’Neath glinting skies is ours; from I to you
And you to I. So these soft winds do blow,
Changing the babe into my seed in time.
Holiest Love! pray light the sky’s deep hue;
Transfigure these dark nights to dreams sublime.