Ode on Marital Love

The girl I love with all my heart
With her I may the Lord adore
Since I have loved her from the start
For lovers lore

‘Cause she was pierced with love as well
E’en to this day she loves me still
For God designed our hearts to swell
Through His own will

How fortunate two souls can be
When happiness is called to fate
United for eternity
My lover said


“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” 
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

He lays him down so oftentimes
Still thinking of grand paradigms
And look! A rosebush sees him

Its roses blush for it is spring
And naturally start to sing
He, listening to their sweet hymn

The roses speak of love gone by
And revelling, he wonders why
I must be dreaming, o Lord

Such beauty nature brings! Such bliss
The rosebush renders me love’s kiss
A rose to gladden my heart

Soon, when he meets a lovely girl
And butterflies within him whirl
And whole his world is spinning

He’ll climb the holy mount of love
That ecstasy from high above
Be part of his bold winning


Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Marie Curie (1867-1934) French Physicist




Audio of the poem you can read as you scroll down


Come, let me just hold you, Fear
You may squeeze me, here here
When you’re sobbing it’s okay
I’m here for you

Life can be hard, I know you know
But look, there in the meadow
For everyone there is a way
Of happiness

Your problems may seem titanic
But I ask you not to panic
His hands can crush all your demons

The Muse

In the heavens and on the earth
She graces me with joy and mirth
But, why? Can I understand

She is the wind, born to be free
To sway me like a willow tree
Flowing in a lowland

By the sunset, she carries on
With hope the bright stars thereupon
Make the night both warm and dim

Holding a lantern in her hand
Which she lights up at her command
When Day is filled to the brim

And as she wears her crown in June
While standing still beneath the moon
I meditate by the sea

This princess, Lord, with a good name
Whose wisdom is of high acclaim
Acts out of love for Thee

With thanks to two poets, Tatwin Spruyt and John Williams, who have contributed to this love poem through suggestion, and also thanks to the novelist Mylissa Buysse who reviewed it.