i have loved you

i have loved you
where the stars hailed
upon the ocean,
in the infinity
of depth,
the secret places
no one thinks upon

i have loved you in
the moments where
the song thrush
gathered music
in her throat
to call the sun to dawn

i have loved you
soft as silence steals
surrender from
a soul that never
before resigned itself to grief

yours is the heart
in this morning of all mournings
i had dreamed of
to awaken in tidal recession,
to convey itself
only
as a singular relief