Untitled VI.

You are not a street among crowds.

I write to you because

You are a sweet something,

Hatched from nothing,

A beginning contained in another,

That knows you do not end in yourself.

Never be less than you are.

Remember that real love soars

On lifted hearts,

Scrapes your boots,

Pulls your raggedy hat down low,

And cherishes you always and anyway.

16 thoughts on “Untitled VI.

  1. Paz once wrote…
    True love is like a lantern’s light that guides by night and day.
    It’s fancy free, it’s bold and bright, it’s there to lead the way.
    True love is like the falling snow that settles on the ground…

    So true isnt it?

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    1. Those are beautiful lines, and yes, there’s much truth in them. I also enjoy this quote from one of his essays: “Love is an attempt to penetrate another being, but it can only be realized if the surrender is mutual.”

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  2. So is love then the syncronization of two souls like an elegant tango or waltz?
    Or something like Van Halen:
    “Some kind of alien simply pulls a string and love comes walking in”
    Or perhaps not walks in but “arrives”

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    1. That’s a thought-provoking question. I suppose I like to think of love as a kind of synchronization, often between opposites, when two people “fit” together and complement one another. The slow, sultry kind of seduction, or the “dance” is in fitting those pieces together.

      I think it’s true that love “arrives.” I’ve actually believed that for a long time. The right ones just sort of show up…What do you think?

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  3. I agree. The right one shows up when you least expect it sometimes, like an unexpected
    delivery.
    Its then that those two people are able to learn about each other and grow closer during that process.
    Sometimes its taking the first step thats the hardest. Like sometimes its hard to walk away anticipating a first kiss.
    But people just need to grab a mint and do it.
    Thats when the real fun starts
    Isnt it?

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    1. Haha, yes, just “grab a mint and do it.” That’s a great way to look at it! I, too, tend to be forward when I am interested in someone. It is the chase that’s fun and, like you say, those getting-to-know-you moments can be thrilling and surprising—just like an unexpected delivery. When someone special just arrives in your life, it feels divine, as if you have been given a precious gift, one you may not even feel you deserve. It is a blessing. Reminds me of the quote from Les Mis: “And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God.”

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    1. I like that you quote Van Halen. To me, the truth in that quote lies in the notion that we can sense change coming. Sometimes, that sense is simply anxiety or a misinterpretation of other emotions. And other times, it is a valid sense that one’s world is about to be turned upside down. If I am to be honest, I live for those moments. They’re what make life worth living.

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  4. For centuries people have pondered the works of aristotle,socrates and the Zen philosopher Basho who once wrote “a flute with no holes is still a flute, but a donut with no hole is a danish”
    But i find it easier to indentify with such lines as “I cant drive 55″ and ” might as well jump”
    Just my 2 cents

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    1. Just so you know, after 8 months of blogging and a total of 512 comments on my posts, this is by far one of the best comments I’ve received. From anyone. Anywhere. I am currently wiping the tears off of my face, I am laughing so hard. Thank you, Dudley.

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  5. Thank you for your kind words
    Im glad i was able to make you laugh.
    I hope when your true love arrives,pops a mint and kisses you,
    You buckle up, and hold on because its going to be a crazy ride.
    But when it all works out, and i assure you it will.
    It will be the most enjoyable ride of your life.

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