A Lover On Love
by L. G. Figgins
Monday, February 14, 2005
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I have no valentine, but for those lucky enough to have someone to love I offer this is you...Happy Valentine's Day!
When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast.
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart.
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...
-excerpt of "On Love", from
THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gibran
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|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|Yes it says it all doesn't it.
|Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Wonderful, simply wonderful ... greatly enjoyed this one!!
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Well, this has blown my mind for sure... I was feeling myself getting more and more intense about this from beginning through to end and KNEW this was God speaking through "your" pen. Thank you so much for this - I have never read Gibran, but he is spot on. This is the love the of the Biblical God which, as Christians - but perhaps more so Jews - we fail to grasp in its full-blooded entirety: the passion of the bridegroom for His bride, to bring her to her fullest and best. Pruning sure is necessary although painful at the time. Thank you for this objective wisdom and commentary on the path and objective of true love - to bring a person to completeness and perfection. Bless you - and deeply appreciate you taking the time to review my work. Thank you. Kate xx|
|Reviewed by A PAX
|I am a BIG Gibran fan
and this is one of my favorites!!!
Isn't he...wasn't he.......
happy valentines day!
|Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
|Hey Karen you are not the only one and reading these helps that stuffy headaches. I like this one too.|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|wonderful write, linda! i have no valentine's either; but i DID get a cold and a sore throat for valentine's day. BOO! HISS!
(((HUSG))) and much love, your (sickie) texas friend, karen lynn. :D