I kneel upon the cold concrete, perhaps never before;
Like a mount upon my heart in penitence, much adversity
My absence has worn your days, I know too well;
This distance has wrought our joys to tears, O’ Forgive thus
My love is silent like the sea; no waves can stir the deep,
No ship master my vastness, no dirt stain my stainless love,
O’ You are my only mermaid who sail, swimming my rivers,
And no beauty, no warrior shall conquer your victory, My love!