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The Knight’s Reply to the Lady’s Lament

    When with the hearts of wolves
    the moon calls to us long apart
    and the cool dusk draws deeper
    a longing that sings a mating call

    Listen, night’s invocation alight
    eyes deep in the sleep-shimmering sky
    there, ’til distant dawn
    in the stars draw our silhouettes embracing

    Sweet reverie of lips exchanging vows
    let thoughts of you and I
    sooth the lazy sailing
    of time’s indifferent hourglass

    When dawn brings you sleep
    beyond my questing horizon
    Weep not for moments lost
    or unquenched love forlorn

    But wrap your heart around love my love
    welcome the warm rapture of memory
    for those moments are the artist
    of my heart’s cherished surrender

    Then on the night of Michelmass
    lift your eyes to the old east road
    see summer long flown and snow in the glen
    and your knight – home from the world again.

    M Stadnyk