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

THE YOUNG MAN BY THE ROSES

“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