Tuesday, November 25, 2014

But, Love

     PAD Challenge day 25: Two-for-two Tues.
    Write a love poem.
    Write an anti-love poem.


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    The Want of it cries in streets
    And tears the night apart
    The mind for all its airs competes
    With matters of the heart

    The heart cannot pretend
    Its need a groaning wail
    Where everything is nothing, friend,
    Without it; touch a grail

    ...of everlasting thirst
    Its cup a thoroughfare
    Of  hopeless hunger, reason cursed
    With uttermost despair

    For self cannot please self
    Nor its own lover be
    Ah Love; Thy force within us swells
    In holy mystery

    And Love will never fail
    Proved once by nail-pierced hands
    Yet he who simply takes and takes
    Will never understand

    The wonder of it all
    Perplexes how we live
    For love's first-fruit is not in what
    We keep, but what we give

    ...and even givings' price
    Will never be enough
    If the motive for sacrifice
    Is anything, but Love

    Then what is Love and who
    Can its full wonder know?
    Ah, love is God and God is love
    And by His grace we go

    Janet~

    By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:35




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