When the love-led man had ceased from his labours Bathsheba came and looked him in the face.
‘Gabriel, will you you stay on with me?’ she said, smiling winningly, and not troubling to bring her lips quite together again at the end, because there was going to be another smile soon.
‘I will,’ said Gabriel.
And she smiled on him again.
Most people who are would each not be in love with their partner, if they did not have the kind of genitals they have.
Every word you’ve ever said, is written somewhere in my mind.
We all live but a hundred years.
When I am with you, I live it in a matter of days.
I searched everywhere for love.
I knocked on every door
and turned over every stone.
But it was only until I returned home
that I found love
waiting for me.
Knowing you, I understood myself.
Mattie was in love with Daniel, of course; this was the X within the circle on her map: I love Daniel.
I know you not quite well
Yet I foolishly surrender my mind to you.
Slowly and carefully you have cast a spell
Now my virgin heart only longs for you.
There is no need to push, I am already falling.
Once proudly tall, I’m no longer standing.
Knowing well that I am doomed to misery,
I will roll the dice and take delight in my suffering.
He pulled me closer until his lips breathed me in, until we were sharing one breath.
Falling in love is different for everyone.