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Let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of
God,and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love...and he that
dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1 John 4 : 7-8, 16
And do not change.Do not divert your love from visible things. But go on loving what
is good,simple and ordinary; animals and things and flowers, and keep the balance true.
The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Men always want to be a woman's first love; women have a more subtle instinct: what
they like is to be a man's last romance.
Let us have winter loving that the heart
May be in peace and ready to partake
Of the slow pleasure spring would wish to hurry
or that in summer harshly would awake,
And let us fall apart, O gladly weary,
The white skin shaken like a white snowflake.
Elizabeth Jennings -Winter Love
"To love is to give, said the crooked old man.
To love is to be poor."
And he led me up his accordion stair,
And closed his iron door.
"To love is to give. His words like wire
Dragged the ocean floor."
"Throw ten of your blankets on the fire,
Then throw ten thousand more."
His room was the prayer on the head of a pin.
As clean as a diamond cut
Was the iron door which opened in
And would not open out.
"To love is to give, to give, to give.
Give more and more and more."
And the wind crept up his accordion stair,
And under his iron door.
William Jay Smith Cupidon