I know our passion is now forever lost.
Your fair heart taken by passing wan breeze
and left stranded on the cold brittle frost
that lays on braids of weeping willow trees.
Should I not gladden to see your face turn
to grant welcome to others who’s love comes,
though torn apart my soul with jealous burn,
I seek release from desire that still drums.
I look not at the pillows deep indent,
the down filled remnant of want once felt,
that reminds me of all that is now spent,
the yearning that with no alarm did melt.
Yet here you stand and grant me warm embrace
as towards me, once again turns your face.