I carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
~ e.e. Cummings
The Sea Hath Its Pearls
The sea hath its pearls,
The heaven hath its stars;
But my heart, my heart,
My heart hath its love.
Great are the sea, and the heaven;
Yet greater is my heart,
And fairer than pearls or stars
Flashes and beams my love.
Thou little, youthful maiden,
Come unto my great heart;
My heart, and the sea and the heaven
Are melting away with love!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Out of your whole life give but a moment!
All of your life that has gone before,
All to come after it,--so you ignore
So you make perfect the present,--condense,
In a rapture of rage, for perfection's endowment,
Thought and feeling and soul and sense--
Merged in a moment which gives me at last
You around me for once, you beneath me, above me--
Me--sure that despite of time future, time past,--
This tick of our life-time's one moment you love me!
How long such suspension may linger? Ah, Sweet--
The moment eternal--just that and no more--
When ecstasy's utmost we clutch at the core
While cheeks burn, arms open, eyes shut and lips meet
I want both of us to start singing like two
About this extraordinary existence
You, I, and God were all married
And living in
~Hafiz (from The Gift)
The Fountains mingle with the Rivers
And the Rivers with the Oceans,
The winds of Heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine? --
See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother,
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?
If questioning would make us wise
No eyes would ever gaze in eyes;
If all our tale were told in speech
No mouths would wander each to each.
Were spirits free from mortal mesh
And love not bound in hearts of flesh
No aching breasts would yearn to meet
And find their ecstasy complete.
For who is there that lives and knows
The secret powers by which he grows?
Were knowledge all, what were our need
To thrill and faint and sweetly bleed?.
Then seek not, sweet, the "If" and "Why"
I love you now until I die.
For I must love because I live
And life in me is what you give.
"The Art of a Good Marriage" by Wilferd Arlan Peterson
"Sooner or Later" by Unknown
"The Key to Love" by Anonymous
"If Thou Must Love Me" by Elizabeth Barrett Browing
"True Love" by Unknown
"I Will Be Here" by Steven Curtis Chapman
"I Carry Your Heart With me" by e.e. Cummings
"The Sea Hath Its Pearls" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Now" by Robert Browning
"Love's Philosophy" by Percy Shelley
"The Gift" by Hafiz
"Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her" by Christopher Brennan
"Why Marriage?" by Mari Nichols-Haining
"Love (Corinthians 13)" the Bible NIV
"The Magic Of Love" by Helen Steiner Rice
"Love" by Ann Landers
"Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog" by Taylor Mali
"My True Love Hath My Heart" by Sir Philip Sidney
"May Our Friendship Last Forever" by unknown author
"Marriage is..." by Anonymous
"Love" by Roy Croft
"Somewhere" by Sir Edwin Arnold
"Sonnet 18" by William Shakespeare
"Love is..." by Andrea Hill
"From This Day Forward" by Unknown Author
"A Marriage..." by Mark Twain
"Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare
"I Ask The Impossible" by Anna Castillo
"All Things Are Ours" by Barbara Burrow
"I Wanna Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler