Modern Romanticism

The aspect of romance, divided between the heartening and the thoughtful.

The Tena Poems – Truest Love – “The Final Vow” – Romance – 9/18/2019

September 18, 2019

I give thy finger a circle of gold,
Before the altar that releases,
Our ongoing fulfillment,
Of love.
Blessed are thee, when you shiver,
Under a haze of rising stars,
Under a night sky with fevers increasing
In their temperament,
And ongoing fervency.

How you find yourself locked,
In the sky’s open wings,
Crying beneath merciful love.

I find thy beauty entrancing,
Melting away sorrow.

This final vow will be a glimpse to you,
Into a memorable future.

That great circle of gold, that has surrounded a finger’s flesh,
Makes me smile a smile of warmth,
Of temperatures heated,
Like summer at its height.

I am with you, woman to my heart,
That has glistened itself by the sting of pain,
In former lives.
Because you are, as well, with me,
There is no more,
No more pain to share its twilight,
On this ruby stone for an organ,
Falter, as we will, to consume it all.

All of beauty’s auras,
That which you convey,
Will find meaning in that circle of gold,
Of that final vow,
Foiled by nothing,
Only touched,
By the great warmth,
From love’s breath.


Words of Wisdom – “To Love and Forever Love” – 8/30/2019

August 30, 2019

“Love is the emotion of pain and sacrifice; as well, it is the emotion of truth and honesty. Within all of this, love becomes also the emotion of division and support. For just as the four beams to raise high a building must be evenly divided in four separate sections, so the building may stand, such is the same for love. It is the same for love, because all four beams to raise a building requires strength. The strength of men, that is, to lift high not a moronic empire of countless and needless divisions, though to raise high the woman of his choice. As a man controls the sciences and mathematics, he would be the one to make a choice, to simplify his own life into a singular. Love is the emotion of support; and, in such division, there is sacrifice. A man should murder his past in this. Love requires a man to honor a promise. He should sooner slit his own throat than to betray not the woman, but the promise to the woman. To live with this promise to a woman should make a man form a great fear in his mind to threaten himself, in becoming an insect, should he choose to abandon that promise.”