Perfectly put

Oh Secret Sharer!
Oh my True Soulmate!
This is it:
   It’s your enthusiasm /
      that enamours me to you.


Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is your radiant sparkle, it is your positivity. It is the bounce in your step and the way you’d instantaneously light up my mood and mind the split second we’d come into contact be that a face-to-face encounter or be it a conversation online.


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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide wide sea! And never a saint took pity on My soul in agony.”


The shadow of the dome of pleasure
Floated midway on the waves;
Where was heard the mingled measure
From the fountain and the caves.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I never did know just how romantically inclined I was and am. Truth be known, I’d lived in a lethargic limbo until I was awakened by you…


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Come dine with me /
come lie with me.

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