Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Mystery (re-post)




Who can explain love?
This thing we give and give
Yet can never give too much of
Or get enough…..

It is not a mere emotion
For emotions rise and fall
While love serves with devotion
Standing faithful through it all

Who can explain this four-letter word?
Leaving us most intensely stirred
Evoking within us life’s greatest pleasure
And deepest pain
Yet, it seems we love without measure
And it is impossible to love in vain
Though we may love and lose….
We love again

There is none so rich that he does not need it
And none so poor that he cannot have it
Love’s stores are never depleted
Yet useless if we try to save it

In love we hold, kiss and embrace
In love we let go as tears cover our face
In love we leap, in love we fly
In love we live, in love we die

Who can explain love?
This many-splendored desire
Mild as a cooing dove
Wild as a raging fire
Solid as a rock in the ocean
Yet soft as the mist on the sea
Is there any who can explain it?
This splendid mystery

Janet~

Yesterday's poem-a-day prompt was love...
I like love:) this is today's love to you from me~

3 comments:

  1. I appreciate artists who take on large topics, and this is not exception.

    Great work!

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  2. Janet, very moving! Thank you for touching my day. August Thurmer

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  3. Mosk, isn't this another of love's irony's a topic so complex, yet stunningly simply, but with a depth that cannot be exhausted. Thank-you for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it.

    To touch someone with love is to not have lived the day in vain...Thank-you, August

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