How do my knees not buckle, as they wish,
To pray the heavens for your swift return?
With your absence “are all my joys at once,”
As in your presence I was ever glad.
I wrote this bit of verse several years ago. At the time I thought of it as a fragment, and intended to expand it eventually, but it’s complete enough in itself that I couldn’t even think of where I might begin to try to add on to it. In all this, it’s quite similar to my other brief poem “Be thou with me”.
After the discussion i the comments below, I substantially revised this, and posted the revised version a week later.
- “Be thou with me” (shinecycle.wordpress.com)
- “Metamorphosis” (shinecycle.wordpress.com)
- “Stories” (shinecycle.wordpress.com)
- Poetry Archive: Volume VII: Faith (Part 4) (shinecycle.wordpress.com)