This is one of my new poems from a novel: an appeal of the bridegroom in love to his wife whom he lovingly calls ‘his Eos’. I hope you will enjoy it!
Oh my Eos, the dawn of my new life!
May my two hands against your heart be for you
Here on earth the emblems of gentleness!
The emblems of you and our marriage!
Let us live like two frenzied prayers
Straining always one towards the other.
May our kisses on our enraptured mouths
Be for us here on earth the symbols of our life!
As you appear on the morning sky, my Eos,
I smile, I breathe, I live, and I awaken,
Without you there is no life at all –
Just darkness and permanent illness.
But just as you emerge on the sky
With rosy fingers and forearms,
My heart hammers harder, and I fly,
And then I take my Eos into my arms.
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Text © 2020 Olivia Longueville