“I yearn for far horizons
And the glimmer of distant seas,
To wander the lands surrendered
To the winds’ relentless weave;
To spy the gleam in every eye
That’s seen a rising sun,
And hear that song in every heart
That rhymes us all to one.
Hush, my lover wild
In whom passion and peace entwine,
You’ve wed your love to a poet
Whose wish is the world to wive;
Who’ll spend his life to win the Love
That rhymes in every soul:
While you love on in single rhyme,
I’ll strive to love the whole.”
So I revealed the truth.
Then the sadness welled in your eyes.
With your tears you called to me
As I roamed those distant skies -
A well of tears with shadow’s taint
Up from your silent depths,
Pooled to prove my numinous rhyme