(Femme lisant dans une clairière Renoir. Pinterest)
Don’t you know my beloved?
Even the deepest, strongest love
Will wither away if left forgotten?
For the heart can take no more
The weight of emptiness brought on by unfulfilled love.
The crushing void, only you can fill
The pining wound, only you can heal
The burning tears, only you can wipe
With your smile, your smile that makes me melt
Like snow in the morning sun.
What more do I do to reach you?
My poor fragile heart
Has swam the seven seas of anguish, pain and despair
Scaled mountains of guilt, unworthiness and doubt
Cleared through forests of confusion, turmoil and distress.
For, like a star in the distant horizon you shine
Weary traveller that I am
Believing in all the stories of human exploits
I commanded my heart to search, follow and arrive
At the cascade of love that is you
Pouring forth through those eyes of yours.
Those eyes of yours, deep limpid pools they seem
Yet treacherous they are, I know
For once I dip into them
They will drag me down forever into the whirlpool of emotions
So well-hidden under the clean waters of calm love.
Still, that is where I long to be
My notion of heaven, of paradise, of Eden
Your love like sparkling water, quenching my thirst eternally
Oceans, rivers, tumbling waterfalls,
Streams, ponds, even swampy marshes
Whatever form it takes, I do not care.
Like a mermaid in the waters,
At times floating gently, at times diving deep
Or maybe even drowning breathlessly’
To attain the purpose of my creation
I need you, my beloved………..
Don’t you know it’s dangerous?
To leave such longing unattended?
Death spares no one, not even emotions
One day this agony, this pining for you
May vaporize little by little
Leaving in its wake a desert so vast, so cold
Do not let the soft verdure of my feelings dry up
Let your love water them night and day
Springtime let it be eternally…………..