And You As Well Beloved
Moonlight cast its perfumed spell, beloved,
Down on me – and you as well, beloved.
Unworthy, I beheld you, veiled; but O
The heavens parted, and I fell, beloved.
I would sweep across the desert rampart
To your side, this thirst to quell, beloved.
I would bind myself to sanctuary
In your arms, embrace this cell, beloved.
God sever this cursed tongue and stitch these lips,
Should I ever say farewell, beloved.
But if that God should turn his back on you –
I would be your infidel, beloved.
For all my soul desires is to be yours,
Your supplicant, your Samuel, beloved.