The Prophet on Love

Once the prophet came to you and talked to you of friendship of souls and you could not hide the joy on your face.  Once he said:

But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.

Once he said “Love crowns you so shall it crucify you.”  And you said, “how true!”

And once again, for the n’th time, you left him all alone in the world in the stormy night… and all alone he thought you cannot expect to go untouched once you plunge yourself in a fire 😦


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