Bathed in gold, that is the sun on the horizon,
Peeping over the bowl of ocean towards home.
There is a gentle breeze stirring, stirring, invisible fingers
Trying at the curtains,
To the chorus of birds outside.
Side by side, two lovers lie, their breathing in unison,
The rise and fall of a night's passion,
Each second eternal bliss.
No need, these lovers be, to greet the prying sun.
Their eyes are for each other, no others; no one can
Understand their private need.
Time, once enemy, fleet of foot, can at last unwind
Its treacherous machinations,
And Distance, unruly bane, can cast down
Its dividing walls.
Yes, though these lovers sleep now, in the gold
They shall, with two hearts as one beating,
Take their place where they belong, their place
In the sun.