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Love and the Beloved

by Pujakins

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.

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Re: Love and the Beloved (Score: 1 )
by Ozymandias on Saturday, July 24, 2010 (08:14:15)
Beautiful work! And wise as well. I'm with you my friend.

PS: one too many regrets in 4th last line. Smile

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    Re: Love and the Beloved (Score: 1 )
    by Pujakins on Saturday, July 24, 2010 (11:34:31)
    Thanks so much for noticing my little glitch! I appreciate you! Thanks too for reading and commenting. I always appreciate your words and your presence on any of my poems. Warm Wishes, Tasha

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Re: Love and the Beloved (Score: 1 )
by K13739 on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 (11:29:50)
When I first started reading this Tasha, what came to mind was "Tear down the wall!" by Pink Floyd. Not exactly the same, but not too different either. It's not easy to tear down walls after having built them one brick at a time for years, but then your last 2 lines were illuminating.

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    Re: Love and the Beloved (Score: 1 )
    by Pujakins on Friday, August 26, 2011 (12:30:04)
    Thank you so much for reading this poem and for commenting. I love it when people look at the older ones I've posted because sometimes hey don't get a lot of attention at first. Many thanks and a hug, Tasha

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