A Double Sonnet Between Beloveds
Sonnet (She to Him)
Intrigued by words, I was once by the shore
Where waves and wishes washed upon the reef
beneath bright, brazen rays our sunset bore
to witness us as one, for moments, brief.
One shadow cast itself on moonlit ground
while silently we hard our words unsaid,
we two as one, one breath, one heart, unsound,
thy rhythmic words still music in my head.
I, overwhelmed, lie weakly by thy side,
unsure to give or take what lies within,
but certain that what love I have denied
hath been as great as ever mine had been.
“Why wait, ” I asked, “to risk such enmity
thou loving me, and I – not loving thee! ”
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