Proposal - Poem by nadia ntanu
Oft have i wandered witless in the dark bemused by a vision of beauty
Tis thee my love
tis thee whose fair face appear before me, setting my feet on foreign land, venturing boldly and forth to sample womanhood there of
but in my strongest moment, likeness is drawn of that one who could bring me senseless to her feet and set me mumbling in raptuous plea for the slighest touch of her soft hand
a kind smile. a brief caress, i would most certainly have drawn this silken glory that rests upon your head
and i would add a visage that would haunt me in my loneliness like a nightmare in my dreams, most certainly it would be yours
If beneath my trembling quill a woman's form takes shape, tis that one which brings me chilled and shaking from the deepest sleep.
You re the one whom i fear to meet each day yet i cannot wait till i do
i know the pain will come
i know the choking in my throat of the words that are never spoken
i know your beauty and seek it out, though the slightest taste will leave me weak and mindless
i have no other world but you, your smile is my sun, your eyes my stars, your face my moon, your touch my earth and food
good sir, your tongue is smooth and doth plead your cause worthily
but reminded i am of ne who seized the bridle of my mount and threatened me with anger in his eyes and plagued me sorely until i yielded meself to his pleasure
ur pardon, my lord but he does not seem the same as the one who vows me his ideal womanhood. The words ring falsely when taken in light of what has passed.
I fear this to be but another ploy designed to please my ear but somewhat departed from the truth.
but in truth of what my heart tells me, i accept, me lord!
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