The intensity of Love divine
White-hot the inextinguishable flame
Jealousy inseverable as death’s chains
Unyielding as the graveyard’s claim.
Flesh on the fire in sacrifice
Bind to the pyre self’s artifice
The fragrant smoke up-rising
Love its incense prizing
Naught remains for exhuming
Held in arms of relentless passion
Intent in its desire to fashion
A virgin bride
Devoid of pride
Changing water into wine.
The immensity of Love divine
Height and depth
Width and breadth
Eternal in its lasting; infinite in size
The temporal forgot; it the prize
which if be offered the utmost wealth
to obtain Love’s excellence
utterly would scornèd be; rightly so,
Love incomparable to a bid so low.
Deluge of waters cannot immerse
The endless span of Love’s universe
It unfailing; lasting its clasp
All else paling; glory unsurpassed.
Love is delighted
God and man united
Forever Love says “Mine.”
by Kristen Sykes
Song of Songs 8:6-7