Love

Madness

Calderón de la Barca, Spain

When love is not madness, it is not love.

Unforgettable

Nat King Cole, USA

Prophetic ray

Lord Byron, England

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life, the evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.

There was a moment

Fernando Pessoa, Portugal

There was a moment
When you let
Settle on my sleeve
(More a movement
Of fatigue, I believe,
Than any thought)
Your hand. And drew it
Away. Did I
Feel it, or not?

Don’t know. But remember
And still feel
A kind of memory,
Firm, corporeal,
At the place where you laid
The hand, which offered
Meaning – a kind of,
Uncomprehended –
But so softly…
All nothing, I know.
There are, though,
On a road of the kind
Life is, things – plenty –
Uncomprehended.

Do I know whether,
As I felt your hand
Settle into place
Upon my sleeve
And a little, a little,
In my heart,

Undercover whispers

Toni Morrison, USA

It’s nice when grown people whisper to each other under the covers. Their ecstasy is more self-sigh than bray and the body is the vehicle, not the point. They reach, grown people, for something beyond and way, way down underneath tissue. They are remembering, while they whisper, the carnival doll they won and the Baltimore boats they never sailed on. The pears they let hang on the limb because if they plucked them, they would be gone from there and who else would see that ripeness if they took it away for themselves?

You are so beautiful

Joe Cocker, England

In the Field of Love

J. Ruth Gendler, USA

(Submitted by the author)

When we are most alive, we are beautiful. When we are in love, we are reminded that we are beautiful. And sometimes when we know we are beautiful, we find ourselves in love.

‘In love’ usually means the romantic sense of being with another person who in that moment we feel reflects us perfectly. In love, living in the field of love.

You can't live without love

Nawal al-Sadaawi, Egypt

You cannot live without love. If you feel you are, then you are either living a lie or not living at all.

I've Got You Under My Skin

Frank Sinatra, USA

The day will come

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France

The day will come when, after harnessing the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

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