I Love You My Gentle One; Ralph Bitamazire

I love you, my gentle one;
My love is the fresh milk in the rubindi
Which you drank on the wedding day;
My love is the butter we were smeared with
To seal fidelity into our hearts.
You are the cattle-bird’s egg,

 
For those who saw you are wealthy;
You are the papyrus reed of the lake,
Which they pull out with both hands.
And I sing for you with tears
Because you possess my heart:
I love you, my gentle…

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9 comments on “I Love You My Gentle One; Ralph Bitamazire

  1. Pingback: I Love You My Gentle One; – Analysis | Motanyad

  2. hi debz, it is charity remember? i was teaching form twos today abt love poems and i chose this one by Bitamazire’s ‘i love you my gentle one’ i really enjoyed teaching it after reading your analysis for the poem. thank you Debbie for sharing with us, it is with pleasure to have you doing this for us, you really help lots of people who love poetry.

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    • Thanks Charity. Of course I remember you. I am glad you chose the poem and liked the analysis. It feels good to know that I touch people’s heart’s with what I do. I am also glad to know that you’re a teacher now. All the best dear.

      ciao!

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