Ode to Love.......
Call back, beloved, call back this pervading silence
Still and keen and cruel, burning the heart with despair.
Where are you standing behind, my love, hiding away
Yourself in the shadows?
I wait here the weary hours, spreading
My good wishes for you, while passers-by
Push me away from your presence.
In the shade of the evening, my eyes
Become drowsy with sleep.
For sleep- I have forgotten its fetters.
How could I tell them that for you alone
I am waiting, and you have promised to come.
I hide this pride of knowing you, in the depth of my heart
It is only me who would wait and weep and wear out
My heart in vain, longing.
We planned, we should sail away only you and me
And never a soul in the world would know
Of our pilgrimage, to the distant unknown
Place, where we will make a dwelling for us.
And live till the end of time.
You and me for each other.
Your starry eyes and silent smile will
Weave melodies free as waves, free from all bondage of words.
Is that time not come yet?
You did press the signet of your love upon many
A fleeting moment of our life.