Do not doubt I love you, even
My actions may have undermined my words.
We could be as connubial as birds
Had I not let my wild longings show.
I cannot help wanting to devour
All the world that comes before my eyes;
But more than all the world is that which lies
Within the precious circle of our bower.
I'll do anything to keep you
Our love will last as long as you have will.
Despite my untamed need, my love is still
A rock against the surges of the sea.
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