Love

Late have I loved you
O beauty ever ancient, ever new!
Late have I loved you
And behold, you were within;
And I without, and without I sought you.
You have made.
You were with me
And I was not with you.
Those things held me back from you,
things whose only only being was to be in you.
You called; You cried; and
You broke through my deafness.
You flashed; You shone;
and you chased away my blindness.
You became fragrant; and
I inhaled and sighed for you.
I tasted and now hunger and thirst for you.
You touched me; and I burned for your embrace.

~~St. Augustine
From A Paean to God.

Love,
-AKK!
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[This message was edited by ABHAY on Thursday May 8th, 2003 at 02:57 AM.]
Original Post
Dear AKK, thank you for sharing S. Augustine's infinitely beautiful words .... we are all there ... thirsty, searching and hopefully finding!

I have recently written this senryu:

I inhale your scent
as the divine breeze of life
Love is born anew

Wonderful moments of awareness of what really counts...
Thank you.
Love, Margherita

*****************

On a dolphin’s back
I ride my ocean of tears
she giggles me through


senryu by Margherita
Thank you ABHAY, wherever you are.
I also missed this beautiful prayer when you originally posted it.I think we were just a bit too busy trying to cover all the topics on the new board, and we were not quite used to posting here.


quote:
Late have I loved you
O beauty ever ancient, ever new!
Late have I loved you
And behold, you were within;
And I without, and without I sought you.
You have made.
You were with me
And I was not with you.
Those things held me back from you,
things whose only only being was to be in you.
You called; You cried; and
You broke through my deafness.
You flashed; You shone;
and you chased away my blindness.
You became fragrant; and
I inhaled and sighed for you.
I tasted and now hunger and thirst for you.
You touched me; and I burned for your embrace.

~~St. Augustine
From A Paean to God.


Love,
Vicky 2Hearts

Thank you AKKI for your lovely words.

Here are love poem by Christina Rossetti



I loved you first: but afterwards your love
Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song
As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.
Which owes the other most? my love was long,
And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;
I loved and guessed at you, you construed me
And loved me for what might or might not be –
Nay, weights and measures do us both a wrong.
For verily love knows not ‘mine’ or ‘thine;’
With separate ‘I’ and ‘thou’ free love has done,
For one is both and both are one in love:
Rich love knows nought of ‘thine that is not mine;’
Both have the strength and both the length thereof,
Both of us, of the love which makes us one.
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Somewhere or Other
Somewhere or other there must surely be
The face not seen, the voice not heard,
The heart that not yet—never yet—ah me!
Made answer to my word.
Somewhere or other, may be near or far;
Past land and sea, clean out of sight;
Beyond the wandering moon, beyond the star
That tracks her night by night.
Somewhere or other, may be far or near;
With just a wall, a hedge, between;
With just the last leaves of the dying year
Fallen on a turf grown green.
Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity.
The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death.
Tomorrow, when resurrection comes,
The heart that is not in love will fail the test.
Rumi
With the Beloved's water of life, no illness remains
In the Beloved's rose garden of union, no thorn remains.
They say there is a window from one heart to another
How can there be a window where no wall remains?
Rumi
 

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