Consider the Eternity

Love is the longest four letter word in the English language. To understand, one need only consider the eternity it takes before a response after telling someone for the first time that you love him or her.

Canadian author and speech pathologist Vesna Bailey
I love you couple - www_LoveTickets_blogspot_com…you are
my rainbow
to keep.
My eyes
will always
be watching
you;
never will
I lose
sight of
you.

First posted March 29, 2013

Wealth of Your Affection

My Darling…
Youth isn’t wasted on the young, but love is often wasted by them. I am grateful to be “old” and understand the treasure of love and to be deeply thankful for the wealth of your affection.

From The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research website
e3275661a0bf5a848d62c16a14605b89Love,
like hope,
springs
eternal.
It knows
no age
limits,
no retirement
dates,
no physical
or mental
infirmities.

You Only

All is well, but I miss you with an aching hunger to be near you. Only you can sate my yearning; only you my love. All the sweeter the time will be when next I hold you again.

Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer Kahlil Gibran
2 prestty rosesEver has
it been
that love
knows not
its own
depth
until
the hour
of separation.

You Must Know

Calm your doubt. What we are sharing is real. To you I want to be the best man I have ever been. Love me with all your heart and your complete self; like I am loving you. You must know I’m ALL yours…

From “The Graveyard Book” by English writer Neil Gaimana psychedelic art 64
If you
dare
nothing,
then
when
the day
is over,
nothing
is all
you
will
have
gained.

Captured My Soul

 

My Darling…
Still I am astounded. When first you came into view, I knew you, yet you were a complete stranger. Still you were so familiar; so known to me. Is it no wonder that I fell so easily? It feels like you have always been in my heart.

Canadian writer and poet, Christy A. Martine
love_at_first_sight_by_tw1sted_l0gicI spent
my days
waiting
for you,
searching
the crowds
for your face.
I stopped
breathing
the moment you
recognized me,
as you
captured
my soul
with your gaze.

Waiting to Happen

“Colpo di fulmine”; a stroke of lightning; the moment you meet and there’s a mesmeric attraction far beyond the physical; a knowing at the level of the soul that’s innate, unexplainable, and irresistible; rare true love waiting to unfold.

From “A Thousand Pieces of You” by Claudia Gray
Lightning9I believe in a moment.
A moment when you
glimpse the truth
within someone,
and they glimpse
the truth within you.
In that moment,
you don’t belong to yourself
any longer, not completely.
Part of you belongs to him;
part of him belongs to you.
After that, you can’t take it back,
no matter how much you want to,
no matter how hard you try.

Waited So Long For You

Sweetheart…
Without a hint of warning you appeared; a stranger, yet someone I already knew. This knowing beyond knowing is unnerving if I allow my thinking mind to ponder it. Yet, my heart is certain in its conviction to love you. I’ve waited so long for you.

American Catholic archbishop, Fulton J. Sheen
wp-heart-paintingPatience
is not
an absence
of action;
rather it
is “timing”…
it waits
on the
right time
to act,
for the right
principles
and in the
right way.

True and Unmistakable

Sweetheart…
A fire that warms but does not injure; a fall that moves upward and never down; a strength unbreakable, yet pliable and tender. Such things, and more, my love for you is made of; my feelings for you true and unmistakable.

From “The Notebook” by writer and film producer Nicholas Sparks
tender loveThe best
love is
the kind
that awakens
the soul
and makes
us reach
for more,
that plants
a fire
in our
hearts and
brings peace
to our minds.

Transformed and Enchanted

Sweetheart…
I never imagined I’d feel the sweetness of a boyhood first kiss a second time. You have taught me that magic of long ago was never lost. It was within waiting for your arrival.

German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter Hermann Karl Hesse
6d9a5c601b7b0a8025f74ef6e2bc4380At the first kiss
I felt something
melt inside me
that hurt in
an exquisite way.
All my longings,
all my dreams
and sweet anguish,
All the secrets
that slept deep
within me came awake,
Everything was
transformed and
enchanted,
Everything made sense.

Before It Had Scars

Dear Lady…
When I think of you my heart feels like when it was young before the scarring of heartbreak. I am blessed by your presence there. So easily you glided past my habitual walls and have taken up emotional residence within me.

Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer Khalil Gibran
broken-love-svetlana-sewellLove has
no other
desire but
to fulfill
itself…
To melt
and be
like a
running
brook that
sings its
melody
to the night.

 

Image: Broken Love Photograph by Svetlana Sewell