Sonnet 6

Your mother helped me find my earthy side,
While your father cured my primal fear of water;
And you should know, kind Milly, before he died
He said I’d learn a lot from his dear daughter.
Pals called me in Greek crowned bull and the ox-soul,
An exegesis of my curious name:
Which brings me back to Poldy’s crucial role
As healer and how for him I was the same.
Telling it is that he a Taurus maintained
Deep water reflects the feminine side of life
And that through me, an Aquarius, he sustained
The masculine will to satisfy his wife.
++This aired, my love, I feel a strong desire
++To dive headlong and swim in your sea-fire.

 

Jerusalem
26 June 2019