Love & Purity


You are a box of delights
. that I want to uncover
You are a closed garden
. that I want to enter in and explore
You are a refreshing spring
. that I want to dig in
You are a fragrant fruit tree
. that I want to climb
. to lay hold of its fruits
But may the Lord give me temperance
. that I may truly love you!

by Yehoshua Shim'onai

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Very inspiring, the last two lines of the poem. It shows that the poet wasn't seeking the vain glorification of beauty. A mature piece indeed. Thanks for sharing and keep it up. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.