Image: Looks of mamihlapinatapei (here)
Note: The word mamihlapinatapei is derived from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the "most succinct word", and is considered one of the hardest words to translate. It allegedly refers to "a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will offer something that they both desire but are unwilling to suggest or offer themselves." - Wiki
I can see the looks in her eyes
revealing in silence
Will he or won't he?
She is ready to accept, I know!
I know she wants me to say it
What is holding him back?
I can read her like a book
Is he still unsure?
I have seen women with such glassy eyes
What else can I do?
She is now fidgeting
Is it proper for a girl to initiate
I think she is asking questions in her mind
Will that appear cheap?
She is still asking!
How long will this go on?
She wants me to pop the question
Why can't he blurt it out of his heart?
I must muster all the courage
I love him with all my heart!
Well here goes....
Will you marry me?
Yes, my darling! yes!
Personal Note: This is based on a real story
Written for Mindlovemisery Menagerie #62 - mamihlapinatapei
and Mary's hosting at PU's Poetry Pantry #208