Love and the Beloved|
To regret love
Is to take away delight:
Walling up happiness behind bitter bricks
Mortared with anger.
To refuse love
Because it cannot be as one desires
Keeps one from the lover's joy:
Locked out of the fragrant garden.
To love unconditionally allows
The lover to receive whatever the beloved gives
And still love on without expectation:
A sun shining brightly behind clouds or night.
Beyond our knowing,
The stars move through the sky,
And heaven sweeps up the tears of love
Making of them rainbows to comfort the woebegone.
Do not regret having loved,
Do not regret being loved.
To love from a distance may be enough:
Roses and thorns grow together, but their fragrance
Does not wound.
Added to GotPoetry.com ( http://www.gotpoetry.com ) on 23-Jul-2010|