These are my desires, my beloved (spouse's name).
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by my own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in my heart and a song of praise on my lips.
I thank you for letting my heart know these desires, and I promise you that with each day of my life, my heart shall always be this way. You are my one and only, and I shall cherish every part of you with my heart, my soul and my spirit for all my days.