Duet for Enwah and Nuvalli
by Tirost Armagna
All alone is how I used to feel when then I’d raise my eyes,
And gaze in wonder on a winter’s night upon the starry sky!
Yearned I for a partner when I’d raise my eyes above,
And felt I like a meteor, alone, and without love!
And slowly did my feet then tread under Xibar’s gloam,
For no comfort could I summon then, no you to call me home.
And cold were then my fingers blue that knew no lover’s touch,
Like a naked tree that stood against a winter’s gust!
But O! when then I met you, Love, a fire lit my eyes!
And all about you seemed to glow – an aura seemed to rise!
And all the words you spoke to me were a comfort I’d not known,
They made me want to know you deep, and keep you for my own!
The stars did wheel above us bright as the seasons turned and past,
And each time that I could meet with you, I prayed the strength to ask –
Anything of me, my love, you need only say the word,
For if you felt my beating heart, you could only be assured –
That I could never leave you, Love! You are the world to me!
And I should be the soul of joy if my wife you should be!
And will you be my husband, Love, the partner of my life?
To walk with me now hand in hand through happiness and strife?
By the gods, I swear it now! My love shall never bend!
And when in time you walk the starry road, I’ll be there at it’s end.
And when some other lonely souls look upon the starry skies,
There they’ll find our constellation bright, a brilliant, holy guide!
To grace with light our skies of night and teach then for all time,
The joy that you have brought to me since our lives have intertwined!