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Lovers’ Pledge

Ozias Leduc, Still Life, Study by Candlelight (Nature morte, étude à la lumière d’une chandelle), 1893, oil on canvas, 36.1 x 46.2 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Lovers’ Pledge, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

The glow of candles showed her nakedness
She slowly motions to come take a rest
My pillow is her breast of such softness
Hearing her heart beat the closer I pressed

All venial matters soon disappeared
While passing my hands over virgin silk
Stopping at such places my heart endeared
To kiss her flesh as white a pure fresh milk

The torrid heat of passion warmed our flesh
Sending the scent of love into the air
Like serpents our eager bodies enmesh
Hearts at the limits of what they can bare

The heat of passion pushed us to the edge
Where we happily took the lovers’ pledge