In Love that Long

I am here, this moment, inside the beauty,
the gift God has given,
our love:

this gold and circular sign
means we are free of any duty:

out of eternity
I turn my face to you, and into

we have been in
love that long.

Version by Coleman Barks, with Nevit Ergin
“The Glance”
Viking-Penguin, 1999

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