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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Thought I'd Share

'Cuz it's waaaaay late at night.

'Cuz vagrant breezes shiver the curtains, scamper up my arms and down my spine.

'Cuz wine kindles memories and fuels the heart...

How Love Came To Us

Gradually, and working its way slowly, through all things,
beginning even long before we knew each other.
Through emptiness, through aimlessness,
the spirit’s daily wandering in the desert of the familiar,
fed by nights of exhaustion and driven by occasional despair,
by grief, loss compounded upon loss.
Through the patient forbearance of cruelties,
year after year, through folly, through faith and faithlessness,
through half-measures and weakness, through your and my
daily silent supplications and small acts of ordinary magic,
the spontaneous calling out to distant spirits,
each in our separate ways, and for answer the surge of the wind,
the circulation of the sun and the moon,
the churning of the far away oceans
that we each knew and felt in our own blood and breath.
So that when we first saw each other
finally that one July evening at twilight,
it seemed almost as if nothing happened.
A life had already grown up wild around us like a meadow,
was already waiting for us, silent, open.

Eric Evans

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Blogger Woman in a Window said...

I have known this:

Gradually, and working its way slowly, through all things,
beginning even long before we knew each other.

This is actually one of those times when my mind seemed to have been ahead of my body. A curious thing. A wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing Jonas.


Sat May 08, 06:55:00 AM  
Blogger anna said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Sat May 08, 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger Kass said...

Great poem. That's how I feel. I will recognize him immediately.

Sat May 08, 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Wine and Words said...

"Patient forbearance of cruelties... small acts of ordinary magic"

This is so beautiful.

Sat May 08, 10:40:00 AM  
Blogger rebecca said...

Wonderful indeed....

Sat May 08, 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

The power of the heart... lovely. Thank you for sharing, Jonas

Sat May 08, 12:16:00 PM  

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