on Hearing of the Engagement
Your happiness, like a light shower of stardust
From England, settled over Cyprus.
What dazzling light and warmth I feel;
You, the bride of the century in August,
At the height of England’s summer
Will be making vows before our guests and God.
And your single status in a moment will be shod.
Nothing can eclipse your golden beauty.
Your inner strength has set your spirit free.
Now, and in life’s fruitful future, you are what you want to be.
I love you my wonderful daughter, your happiness means so much to me.