My heart has opened to you,
and there’s no denying it.
For you I yearn, for you I tremble.
Our time is short and so my heart
speaks its truth with rare abandon.

I have recognized you…
from across time’s ocean
and the river of forgetfulness.
I have searched for you in the land of dreams,
and found you now in the world of waking.
Fate has brought us together once more.
My heart knows yours.

They have embraced in intimate communion
(these liquid lights that merge as one)
Both are changed now, both made deeper:
There is a piece of your soul forever in my heart.
I will keep it safe until forever comes.

A part of me is always with you,
returning to my love-sick heart only when
I drink of the wine of your sweetest kiss.
(O let me be drunk on it!)

I look into your eyes and am changed.
No longer of the world outside,
my life is only love’s devotion.
My beloved, my beautiful boy,
I sit at your feet and muse these words,
in the hopes that behind them you will find
the faintest whisper of my love for you.
Only a whisper, soft on the breeze
(for what do words know of love?)

I ask you to forgive my clumsy writ,
and look to the power that it invokes.
Breathe it in, this is my love.
Let it caress you,
as I ache to do.
Let it fill your heart,
as you have filled mine.
Rejoice in it,
as I do.

My heart has opened to you,
and there’s no denying it.
For you I yearn, for you I tremble.
Our time is short and so my heart
speaks its truth with rare abandon.

©2001