Robert Bard

The Most Momentous Moment

In Mimesis on August 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm

“Each day my thoughts are seldom far from you

And living has become a joy. I know

That I will always love you, my heart soothed


By every time you say ‘I love you so.’

I am consumed with longing for the day

That I can say ‘I do,’ so now although


My lips seem so courageous, this I feign

Because what I will ask you is so dear,

So please forgive me if I stutter when I say


That I would live a thousand lifetimes with you here

Beside me. Let us go then you and I*

To a life of happiness beyond compare.


I’ve waited for this moment all my life:

So will you marry me and be my wife?”


*This line is taken from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot.


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