Every other day, every other night,
Under the starry sky, drenched in moonlight,
I sit by the window in your wait.
I could sing you every song of love,
And it still wouldn’t come close enough
To the world I wish I could give you–
The very world I know you so deserve.
And if I’d want to be left breathless by beauty,
I’d much rather be left so by you–
Soaking in every ray, basking in your glow,
So, when you do take my breath away,
I beg you to not hold back,
For neither can I;
That is how much I’ve wanted you,
With every dawn, I only want you more.
My love for you only ever grows;
It’s as neverending as can possibly be–
“Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on in the milky way.”
You’re my obsession, can you tell?
Does it show in the way you light me up?
If I could help it, I’d never stop–
Loving you, wanting you, needing you,
Just as much as I always have,
And if not, more.
I can’t stop.
~© Shubhangi Srinivasan.
Today’s prompt via napowrimo.net was to use a poetic allusion from a poem we like, but use the specific lines in the poem itself. I chose to take two lines out of one of my favourite poems, ‘Daffodils’ or ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ by William Wordsworth. I hope you enjoyed reading this! Xx