| Quote #1
I've forgotten your name, Melusina,
Even though the speaker can't quite remember his lover, it doesn't matter because she's universal. So even though your BF or GF forgetting your name might be slap-worthy, in this poem it's more of a compliment. The object of his affection is such a super woman that she is all of these mythical ladies rolled into one. (Yes, you can steal that for when you forget your make-out partner's name. Good luck.)
| Quote #2
the two took off their clothes and kissed
You've heard of time standing still, but is there more going on here than a pop-song cliché? When the lovers get hot and heavy they are freed from pesky stuff like time and language—all the things that make the human world go wrong.
| Quote #3
to love is to battle, if two kiss
The lovers battle the world and can really change it. Their desires and thoughts become flesh and the world becomes real. Even slaves are set free through love. Now that's some powerful stuff. You might not want to test this theory the next time you find yourself a slave to a math test, though.