Return, O Lover, Return

Oh, has part of my heart moved so far away
To decrease my peace in your fair bosom?
Ah! How my soul minds this kind of absence!
It is the essence of loneliness
Out from the madness of love!
Come back, Lover, and again hover over me,
Or shall I die as I lie awake for your sake?
You’re like a rose that knows when to bloom,
So blossom in me once again
So I’ll cease to strain in pain!
I cannot stand the distance in this existence,
And so I persist to insist upon your return!
Come back to me and let me see you again;
Come back and fill me with the love I lack!
Or has part of my heart moved too far away?
If so, then the day will end in restless dismay
And I’m afraid I will stray even further away!
Return, oh return to this heart that burns . . .
For you . . . for you!

Note: Originally published in November 2016, now republished for the enjoyment of new reader-followers. Blessings to one and all!


You Feel So Far Away

What do I do when you feel so far away?
How do I hold at bay my lonely feelings,
And not stray into despondent remorse,
And take another course in this journey?
My heart, torn apart, hungers for a look
And much more your soft loving touch!
My soul pines for your fine compassion
As I wait with ashen face for your love;
O when will you settle again above me
To see your sharp eyes as you hold me?
Ah! What to do? You feel so far away!
Come! Come again to stay, night ‘n day!

Note: Previously published in early November 2016