Never had, so strong before,
This feeling swept my body o'er,
When once upon some chance affair,
Our eyes the briefest moment met.
It set my frigid
Like fire coursing through my veins,
Enlivening my thoughts anew,
Where love lay dormant, far from view.
And as her beauty
did take hold,
And stoked the embers of my soul,
My heart she held in rapt enthrall,
Her velvet arms my sweet repose.
Entreating me to
dance she bowed,
This graceful swan before me now,
This nightingale so filled with song,
This winged hope for which I long.
A scoffer once, in
times gone by,
I bristled at Love's grand design,
For Passion's flame had long before,
Grown cold amidst the winter storms.
Impressed of heart
and firm of mind,
That never would there come a time,
When clouds would part and sun would shine
And melt away these icy binds.
And now, at last,
upon we stand,
Love's gentle shores and warming sands,
Where hopes and dreams and hearts' desires,
Are cast upon its rolling tides.
love has grown,
And binds our spirits ever more.