When first I saw of you, I did not dare
Imagine loving you. Such lovely joy
Was not yet mine, when I was just a boy
Who brashly burnt through life with not a care.
And then, that time did pass, as all depart
When Time doth usher lives unto their wane.
By chance I saw you, yet and yet again,
But I could see sadness in both our hearts.
Perhaps ’twas then that each our yearning minds
Began to feel the other’s mental peaks—
Through nervous words that silent hands did speak,
Through song and speech and many pain-birthed lines.
Thus months have passed. And secrets were revealed,
And thoughts were shared, and hurt articulated.
But how! were both of us so weirdly fated?
And in each other, have our wounds all healed?
The lengthy talks, the letters left, in time
And time again. So falling, I did yearn
For you. It was as if I had re-burnt
My heart as offering in lines of rhyme.
I hope to be complete in you, if Time
Allows this chance to be fulfilled. What bliss!
My daily living flies by like a breeze
In advent of the night, when you’ll be mine!
I live in dreams of silvery whispered tones—
I live this love of music and of song,
I live this time, when nothing can go wrong,
I live this joy that pierces to my bones.
And so, this half a year did set in motion
My heart. I can now love again, and feel
What it is like to run, with you, in fields
Of green and rose, and burgeoning emotions.
My butterfly, my shepherdess so lovely,
I need you! truly, madly; and in you
This joy is given me. And you, oh you
My other half—you love, and I am worthy!
This day, I thank you for this peace you give.
I want to love you for eternity,
To fly, to laugh—and reality will flee—
I had no faith, but now I do believe.