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So let the love game begin
It’s a match with a win
Pray, let the love game begin
From without and within.

Thru thick and thru thin
A love match to score
With ones we adore
With Eros asleep.

His lover a peek
How curious she seems
Disturbing his dreams
A nightmare awaits.

Encountering the Fates
Is fortune to some
Disaster to others
Our destiny challenged.

But that is the Lot
A biblical plot
For looking back
And finding flack.

A biblical plot
Eve’s flaws not forgot
The Apple of Discord
Displeasing the Lord.

Looking back at her prize
Imagine the surprise
How curious the maiden
With interest quite laden.

How laid back the subject
Asleep and not suspect
But that is the object
Of one’s predilections.

The maiden in peeking
Some knowledge now seeking
And what she discovers
Oh, the awe she uncovers.

Her fears are unwarranted
For love is undaunted
A Cupid so lovely
A Eros so comely.

For Psyche’s fair lover
Although under cover
Asleep in his beauty
Indeed is a cutie.

Our hero is our desire
Our warm hearts afire
The Hieros Gamos
Enlightening the Cosmos.

The courtship of Eros
Is evidently serious
Delighted with mirth
It starts out at birth.

A gift of the gods
Examining the odds
A gift of the gods
Granting their nods.

That life will not hinder
Flames from God’s Cinders
Like Sun courting Fair Earth
So heartwarming is such love.

The binding of lovers
The friendship that hovers
From first breath to last
From present to past.

Creation’s coupling
Nature’s suppling
So let the love game begin
It’s a match with a win.

It’s a match that will last
The die has been cast
We are all of us lovers
Of a game with much overs.

A game through the ages
Unending with stages
As Shakespeare’s own pages
Will quote ancient sages.

Beginning with birth
Our life on this earth
Appears as desire
To find something higher.

Beyond our demise
Occasion to rise
‘Tis a game we all play
Each single day.

Like heartbeats pulsating
Two lovers-in-waiting
Their two hearts inviting
All lovers to dancing.

The game that’s enhancing
Of lovers enchanting
Of lovers enchanting
Oh, ever so enchanting.

So let the love game begin
It’s a match with a win
Pray, let the love game begin
From without and within.

About this poem

Lovers of the Classics know that the myth of Eros and Psyche is undoubtedly one of the best known and best loved stories in classical mythology, a story in which the human soul, personified as Psyche, is ever in courtship with the human heart, personified as Eros (in Greek mythology), or as Cupid (in Roman mythology). This poem makes allusion to that myth, composed as a narrative poem by Lucius Apuleius, a Latin-language prose writer, in his book, The Golden Ass; as well as references to the biblical couple of Adam (‘Mankind’) and Eve (‘Life’) in the Garden of Eden, and the biblical tale of Lot and his wife, found in the book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible.  

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Written on September 29, 2021

Submitted by karlcfolkes on September 29, 2021

Modified by karlcfolkes on September 20, 2023

2:18 min read

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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