by Elsa Gidlow
Yesterday we walked apart
Separate and cold and mortal.
Now the sacred kiss has joined us,
Now we stand inside the portal
That permits of no returning
And my heart is burning, burning.
I know not what the word may be,
Or what the charm, or what the token
That has filled us with this glory,
But never let the spell be broken;
Let it stay a mystery
For all times to be.
Yesterday, with lighter joys
We wantoned at the outer portal.
Now, with love's old alchemy
We have made ourselves immortal.