Claire and Evan

St. Mary's Church, Claddagh, Galway and The Hardiman Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway.

I love you without knowing
how or when or from where.
I love you straightforwardly,
without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know
no other way than this:
where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand
on my best is my hand,
so close that your eyes close
as I fall asleep.

Sonnett XVII
Pablo Neruda