How could you resist?

            I came loaded with personality
            And flowers

            You left them open,
            Your temples, marketplaces,
            Fields, your cool springs,
            The long grasses and that
            Yielding ground

            I paid homage to your arms
            At first not knowing their embrace
            Was keeping me at bay

            Soon I burned to clutch
            The absent heart that lay in wait
            Off the coast, 
            On the treacherous seas

            Dawn broke serenely as I left 
            My earthly stake behind for good
            And sailed into your straits
            For vanquishing


             Emanuel E. García, Sojourns2014