The Erotes: Hymen

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 26

Hymen – god of marriage, weddings and the bridal hymn

Safe in the dark and sacred space of prayer
But can the promise of love be found there
When love is more than a memorised vow
Or a first dance to a romantic song
For marriage is not the here and now
Of words shared over on one single day
One day celebrates a gift from the heart
When souls joined within the lovers at play
In a spiritual knot that none can part
Instincts of love make their own special vow
That no voices speak, and ears cannot share
This the love that lasts and is never wrong
It grows in its power from the very start
And speaks silently where words we can’t say

©JG Farmer 2019

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