I Do Love You Frighteningly (Free Verse Sonnet)

(for Annelize)

I become frightening in love with you
past all the horizons of a thousand miles,
do miss you and with me there is a lifetime's memories
that does linger in the depths of my heart.
Your name rolls like a rite, a spell from my lips,
in this wild, terrible beautiful country where we live
as if it's incantation against all of the evil in the now and here,
as if it strengthens the bonds between you and me
where in a merciless rocky-hard country you are my fortress
and my longing is great and you are so terribly far away
but I do adore you in my heart, in my blood and marrow
and with you in my life everything comes right bit by bit
where you do believe and hope in my abilities and in me
and I in the eternal Lord God and in His omnipotence.

© Gert Strydom

by Gert Strydom

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