Ill fated

from the beginning

a love cursed

with distance

and fate

brought upon by nothing

but a stolen gift and the sea

The Irish Lady

and the English Knight

both fair of face

and heart

but foolish of mind

a fool's mind

made stubborn

by a stolen gift

and the sea

Another's prize

taken before it was given

a wife allready tied

by a ribbon

of lust

and continually cutting the rope

that binds her fast

in marriage

a bond cut before it was tied

by a stolen gift

and the sea

A secret way

through meadow and wood

upon which two pairs

of feet fall

running swiftly

from one way

to the other

a driving compulsion

brought on

by a stolen gift

and the sea

A stolen kiss

a fervent embrace

by light of a waning moon

and clouded stars

which still give light enough

to the eyes

that witness

what was brought on

by a stolen gift

and the sea

Anger and tears

flow freely now

engulfing the mind

of an injured pride

and a forsaken love

love that tried to be true

but was meerly

one sided

and so exposed

the heart of a king

and the fool's pact made

by a stolen gift

and the sea

A banishment to desolation

the place that once

was home

but it is now sunless

and cheerless

the ribbon strained

over miles and leagues

now being beseiged

by rivalry and pain

but then drawn together

within the hatred of man

that is war

Yet now severed by death

and a broken spell

that bond

made of nothing

but a stolen gift

and the sea...