.... SONNET 16

~Anne Harmsen~

My dearest love, my heart, do be for me The morning star on waking;

be the Moon Which laces darkness while the Sun does dream;

Share with me, love, our joy all this life through--

Our nuptial vows as union we did make,

For this you shall find none more blessed than me--

I know thy love, to thee my heart I gave,

And so forever shall thy Lady be--

Now shall we share, as promised, love and life,

Waking each morn in love's sweet embrace--

With thee, my lord, and I your lady wife,

Shall light of love shine round us all our days...

So shall this be; so shall our time as one

Last this life long and lifetimes yet to come