Sonnet No. IV

It was a revelation to my mind
Your being close to me, your being there
You proved to be both beautiful and kind
So full of joy, of goodness, and of care

What human eye as beauty can behold
I see in you. That night was truly grand
I found myself bewitched, I took your hand
Was bound by face of honey, hair of gold

I did not want to part from you that night
I had to leave, and could not stay with you
I feel I’m in the dark, and you’re the light
I’m longing for, and will you let me, too?

These words are humble, but from truest mind:
When I left you, I left my heart behind.


Would you marry me?
Strange as it sounded in my head
I had to ask, and then she said
No, of all things
And turn away her face did she
A silence of the strings

But my God, you must!
I haven’t got to do a thing
The silence in my ears did ring
No, of all things
Had we no words or was it just
A silence of the strings

Will you think again?
It is what everyone would say
And don’t you love me any day
I don’t know, of all things
We kissed, but coldly and with pain
A silence of the strings

Don’t go, please, don’t go!
The orchestra resumed their play
They played for her, and she would say
No, of all things
Maybe it was no final no
No silence and no strings