An important step in relationship building is becoming attuned to the ways our partner wishes to be loved and how we wish to be loved.
Courting her Soul
How can I court the woman I love?
How do I see her soul
So that my gifts touch
The part of her Earth that needs my tending?
Do I decode all the ways she tells me her needs
Through the calculus of my wound
So that my gifts are best received by me?
Being honest, do I withhold the golden egg
To avoid the oft anticipated
Future wounding of loss…
Of letting her know how much I fear
That in the giving of the egg,
I somehow give too much of myself away
And there’s too little there already?
Coming to court the woman I love
Means I am willing to risk that there might be abundance.
With this woman I have walked so many joys and sorrows
My heart surely knows her soul
And she mine.
Can I settle into her meadow and be a loving gardener?