Wednesday, December 25, 2013

being to timelessness as it's to time

being to timelessness as it's to time,
love did no more begin than love will end; 
where nothing is to breathe to stroll to swim
love is the air the ocean and the land

(do lovers suffer?all divinities 
proudly descending put on deathful flesh:
are lovers glad?only their smallest joy's
a universe emerging from a wish)

love is the voice under all silences,
the hope which has no opposite in fear;
the strength so strong mere force is feebleness:
the truth more first than sun more last than star

-do lovers love?why then to heaven with hell.
Whatever sages say and fools,all's well

e.e. cummings 
photo:  Peter Bowers