Sunday, November 1, 2009

The lovers know the loveliness

...


The lovers know the loveliness
That is not of their bodies only
(Though they be lovely) but is of
Their bodies given up to love.


They find the open-heartedness
Of two desires which both are lonely
Until by dying they have their living,
And gain all they have lost in giving,
Each offering the desired desire.


Beyond what time requires, they are
What they surpass themselves to make;
They give the pleasure that they take.
...
~ Wendell Berry ~
    Painting by Chagall



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