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Before I forget

0 Comments December 5, 2007

Quote seen on addall.com: Even stones have a love, a love that seeks the ground. –Meister Eckhart

Michael Drayton–You Cannot Love

0 Comments January 18, 2007

Michael Drayton – Sonnet XIX: You Cannot Love  To Humor You cannot love, my pretty heart, and why? There was a time you told me that you would; But now again you will the same deny, If it might please you, would to God you could. What, will you hate? Nay, that you will not, […]

Robert Burns – 379. Song—Fragment—Love for love

0 Comments July 18, 2006

Robert Burns – 379. Song—Fragment—Love for love ITHERS seek they ken na what, Features, carriage, and a’ that; Gie me love in her I court, Love to love maks a’ the sport. Let love sparkle in her e’e; Let her lo’e nae man but me; That’s the tocher-gude I prize, There the luver’s treasure lies.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning – Sonnet X

0 Comments June 18, 2006

X Yet, love, mere love, is beautiful indeed And worthy of acceptation. Fire is bright, Let temple burn, or flax; an equal light Leaps in the flame from cedar-plank or weed: And love is fire. And when I say at need I love thee . . . mark! . . . I love thee—in thy […]

e.e. cummings–yours is the music for no instrument

0 Comments June 12, 2006

yours is the music for no instrument yours the preposterous colour unbeheld –mine the unbought contemptuous intent till this our flesh merely shall be excelled by speaking flower (if I have made songs it does not greatly matter to the sun, nor will rain care cautiously who prolongs unserious twilight) shadows have begun the hair’s […]

Rupert Brooke–The Great Lover

0 Comments June 5, 2006

How could I have neglected to include Rupert Brooke in this collection thus far?!   I’ll make up for it by posting a picture:   THE GREAT LOVER I have been so great a lover: filled my days So proudly with the splendour of Love’s praise, The pain, the calm, and the astonishment, Desire illimitable, […]

George Herbert – Love (III)

0 Comments June 2, 2006

George Herbert – Love (III)   Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back, Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-ey’d Love, observing me grow slack, From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning, If I lack’d anything.   A guest, I answer’d, worthy to be here: Love said, You shall […]

Jack Gilbert – The Great Fires

0 Comments April 23, 2006

  Jack Gilbert – The Great Fires   Love is apart from all things. Desire and excitement are nothing beside it. It is not the body that finds love. What leads us there is the body. What is not love provokes it. What is not love quenches it. Love lays hold of everything we know. […]

D.H. Lawrence – Lies About Love

0 Comments April 22, 2006

D.H. Lawrence – Lies About Love We are all liars, because the truth of yesterday becomes a lie tomorrow, whereas letters are fixed, and we live by the letter of truth. The love I feel for my friend, this year, is different from the love I felt last year. If it were not so, it […]

e.e. cummings–i carry your heart

0 Comments April 19, 2006

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) i fear no fate(for you are my fate, my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it’s […]