The Secret, Dorothy Landau (n.d.)
Sitting silently, just beyond her touch.
All to be heard is, the whispering wind.
O to say to her “I love you so much,
Your heart over mine shall be ever pinned!”
We would meet in, the shade of this oak tree,
To behold feelings, yet to be explained.
With each touch, helped to solve this mystery
Finally understood, our hearts were linked!
On that special day, ivy we did plant,
That to each other, we shall ever cling
Love so deep, neither ever to recant
Love so sweet, it makes all the angels sing
Pain I feel unable to kiss your nape
But from this place there will be no escape
Lady in Gray, Sir Daniel McNee (1859)
Lady in Gray
Viewing you from a sizable distance
Coming closer I must apologize
My acute brashness to your appearance
But beauty as such you cannot disguise
Brazen surely, but I mean you no harm
Respecting the gold upon your finger
Your blue eyes tell the withholding of charm
If not imposing I wish to linger
The softness in the way you move your hand
Deftness is shown in every stitch you make
If could mend a broken heart would be grand
With your gentle touch quelling my heart ache
My now querying heart would leap with joy
To know that your ring is a mere decoy
Fire-Fancies, Arthur Hacker (c. 1890)
Consumed by your fire
Next to you creates desire
Magic in your touch
Having you deeply inside
I can feel you in my heart
La Promenade, Renoir August Pierre (1870)
Joy in my heart to see thee standing there,
Warmth of the sun on thee providing care,
With a gentle wind toying with thy hair.
Looking at thee my heart shall not be bare.
Come closer into the shadows with me,
So that I may hear loving words from thee,
While I shall try to explain they beauty,
And why the two of us should lovers be.
Want the touch of your love until my end,
For is thee who provides needed comfort.
With each passing day my love I will send,
That we may share loving lives in concert.
Absent thy touch life be but misery,
But with thee each day life shall shine brightly.