Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Love Is The Only Bow On Life's Dark Cloud



Love is the only bow on life's dark cloud.
It is the Morning and the Evening Star.
It shines upon the cradle of the babe,
and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb.
It is the mother of Art,
inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher.
It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home,
kindler of every fire on every hearth.
It was the first to dream of immortality.
It fills the world with melody,
for Music is the voice of Love.
Love is the magician, the enchanter,
that changes worthless things to joy,
and makes right royal kings and queens of common clay.
It is the perfume of the wondrous flower -- the heart
and without that sacred passion, that divine swoon,
we are less than beasts;
but with it, earth is heaven
and we are gods.

~© Robert G. Ingersoll~

6 comments:

SmileyTD said...

Just wanted to let y'all know that I decided to post a few sappy, lovey dovey poems between now and Valentine's Day. I thought perhaps those who celebrate the holiday might enjoy them. :)

Southern Boy said...

GM TD!!!

That poem has one part in it that nails me right down:

"...less than beasts, but with it."

Have A Southern Day

SmileyTD said...

LOL...Thank you, SB!! Good morning to you, too!!! :)

Actually, I think this part is probably a whole lot more like you. "...the magician, the enchanter..." ;) hehe

Southern Boy said...

Look into my eyes........
You are getting very drowsy......
Your will is slipping away......

Listen as I whisper the magic words in your ear.......


Hocus............


Pocus............

Dominocus!

Southern Boy said...

You are now under my power.....!


I command you to................


Have A Southern Day!!

SmileyTD said...

With a spell like that cast over me, how could I possibly resist?! :P