Lover's Chant A Sacred Shrine for Me
The Ripple of Your Laugh

So often on this isle we love so well
I've heard the rippling music of your laugh,
Caught from your eyes the swift deep flash of wit;
Then parried thrusts from your gay, nimble mind,
And parted from you most unwillingly.
I would go home—O why did I go home?—
And think and think until my thoughts of you
Dissolved into the dreams of gracious sleep;
And always I heard the ripple of your laugh
Which has not sounded here for many a day.
I can see you now, see your blue eyes
And hold you closely (in the dance of course!),
But still I can hear you best—can hear
The echoing ripple of your happy laugh
And the laughing ripple of your voice.

  

Copyright © 1972, 1983, 1994 by Corliss Lamont.
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Lover's Chant A Sacred Shrine for Me

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