"Daniellie," by Calvin Magdaleno McQueeg, 1856
That September afternoon in the rain,
Our journeys were combined by chance meeting
Where we forded the Trinity River
On the rough-hewn hack bound for your home, Daniellie!
Later we danced till the stars stole our candles’ flame,
Heaven softly lit by the light of your eyes,
My soul's breath entwined with yours in a kiss
To last forever, like stars and rain, Daniellie!
That day we met upon the Bexar road
Did we dream our intimate passing would not end,
Endure the night with each new promise of day?
So the world warms itself when we embrace,
The one soul we share, the one name we take,
Our journey has become a life of love, Daniellie!
Nexial Quest (c) Pete Ahrens 1999 - 2011