As criminals are often seen
Upon the scene their crime occurred in,
Or lovely songs, each verse between
Revolve upon the selfsame burden,
So do my thoughts return to you,
Substratum to love’s nomenclature,
Because the sum of all I knew
Depends upon your beauty’s stature.
This other poets lack, who have
No likeness unto yours to ponder,
So if my words survive the grave
I think it should not be a wonder.
Love’s lineament of careful thought
Was captured not by any teacher,
But it was to my lyric brought
Because I memorized each feature.
Still center of my turning, you
Remain unchanged through world’s revolving,
In absence keeping my heart true--
Conundrum past scholastic solving.