A Promise…

a poem by Jan Oskar Hansen

I can no longer recall your face,
the film screen on my mind is blank,
but I still remember your fluttering zephyr against my lips
and your trembling heart of love.

I will dally here a bit longer than
set sail and voyage across the sea of forever,
till I reach Nirvana’s shores
and join you there just in time
for us to see the last sunset.

Not an emperor nor an empress
we will not be ghosts of the past,
but like millions of others,
be utterly erased from man’s memory;
we shall join the forgotten and be divine stillness.