This Night

                (for Teresa Dybevik)

This night is our pride.
We've danced together
like two wild flowers--
stalk to stalk,
crown to crown,
we've made love
under the canopy
of stars.

We recited strange
poetry and ate
exotic foods,
we dreamt each
other's faces--
you appeared
soft and delicate,
playful and dreamy
like the Northern Lights--
my beauty of Norway,
my star, my love,
my sun!

                         August 21, 2004
                       --Alexander Shaumyan