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How Swiftly Marriage Turns to Simple Fact

Music: Ersten Theil ausserlesner Paduanen und Galliarden: 9a. Paduana.
By William Brade. From the free classical sheet music collection
of the W. Icking Archive at Kunst der Fuge.

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How swiftly marriage turns to simple fact!
All the nascent strangeness fades away.
Passion is routine and pleasure plain,
Perhaps because assured. The peaceful kingdom
Yearns for what it has, and life goes on.


T
he love that brought you here survives intact,
Home-within-a-home where you can stay
In harmony with what you cannot name,
Resplendent as the moment you left Eden,
Destined for the wind but not alone.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon




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