Monday, March 22, 2010

Since I Toward Your Lively Mind

Since I toward your lively mind am drawn
by Gideon Burton

Since I toward your lively mind am drawn
as much as to that honey voice that smooths
a calming passion into reason's grooves--
Since I toward that rising dawn
that is your lovely face to gaze upon
have greedily consumed what I might lose--
I must resist the worship I could choose
from sights and sounds too ready to be gone
when you grow absent from your husband's side.
Have mercy: send me silent, written thoughts;
no metaphors-- use chastity of speech.
So easily distracted by my bride,
your very sense in senses' web is caught,
and I may only grasp what I can reach.