"The Love Missive" by Carl Herpfer‘Sponsalia’ by Michael Curtis The Society September 17, 2018 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 6 Comments Lay your hand in mine dear, ___Lay your hand in mine; If you will lay your hand in mine We shall like eager, fruitful vines ___Intertwine: Then I’ll be yours ___And you’ll be mine. Place your lips to mine dear, ___Place your lips to mine; If you will place your lips to mine We two shall taste the healthy wine ___Of Love’s moonshine: Then I’ll be yours ___And you’ll be mine. Shine your eyes on mine dear, ___Shine your eyes on mine; If you will shine your eyes on mine We shall our orbit’s course align ___In love sublime: Then I’ll be yours ___And you’ll be mine: So, shine your eyes on mine dear, ___And place your lips to mine; If you will ring your hand in mine We two alike a fruitful vine ___Shall twine our love in vows divine: Then I’ll be yours ___And you’ll be mine. Michael Curtis has 40 years of experience in architecture, sculpture, and painting. He has taught and lectured at universities, colleges, and museums including The Institute of Classical Architecture, The National Gallery of Art, et cetera. His pictures and statues are housed in over 400 private and public collections including The Library of Congress, The Supreme Court, et alibi; his verse has been published in over 20 journals. Mr. Curtis consults on scholarly, cultural, and artistic projects, currently: Curator, Plinth & Portal; Co-Director, The Anacostia Project; Vice-President, Liberty Fund, D.C.; Lead Designer on the 58 square mile city of AEGEA. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 6 Responses Author M. S. Dogara - Nigeria September 17, 2018 An observant wit with limitless imagination. Well-done Mr Michael Curtis. Reply David Gosselin September 17, 2018 Quite interesting Michael. I’d like to see what other pieces you’ve produced. Feel free to submit something to http://www.thechainedmuse.com. Best, David Reply James A. Tweedie September 17, 2018 A sweet poem with amusing wordplay: ring (wedding/engagement or pun on wring) and hands; eyes and orbs and, of course, wine and moonshine. Multiple meanings which all add up to, “I love you.” Reply James Sale September 18, 2018 Very beautiful – I like the ornate artistry of this poem. Well done. Reply David Watt September 18, 2018 I find this to be a cleverly constructed poem, with witty wordplay, and strongly expressive of love. Reply Michael Curtis September 20, 2018 Thank you, each, for kind criticism. Wishing good rhythm to you. Reply Leave a Reply to James Sale Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.