The Erotes: Anteros

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 20

The Erotes: Anteros, god of requited love

A tumult of emotions around me
And I prayed love was something you’d see
Like revealed cards my hand was out on show
Awaiting answers to the questions posed
Should our hearts now meet and let this love grow
Where just one kiss will spark the yearning fire
As time stands still on the persistent air
Just one kiss precedes the sacred desire
The universal power of love is there
And the god and goddess find love to be
The joyous sojourn that they both can share
In mortal form; in union they know
That divinity is theirs to inspire
With the truth of love openly disclosed

©JG Farmer 2019