Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

only love

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
                                                           Maya Angelou

“I’ve tried to love”
She said
“and it doesn’t work”

“I’ve been hurt, disappointed, betrayed”

“I’ve tried to love”
He said
“and it doesn’t work”

“People take advantage of me, I don’t feel safe”

It is difficult to trust love
One more time
And one more time again

Love is not safe
It often cedes control
It gives and gives
And sometimes does not receive

Raw power seems so much more effective
It struts and boasts
And gets its way

But love builds
Affirms, forgives, soothes

And though it sometimes falters
And sometimes seems to fail

In the end it deserves our trust
It deserves our all

For in the end only love
That is fierce
And goes all the way
All the way

To death

Can lift us up

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