Friendship

I think awhile of Love, and while I think,
Love is to me a world,
Sole meat and sweetest drink,
And close connecting link
Tween heaven and earth.

I only know it is, not how or why,
My greatest happiness;
However hard I try,
Not if I were to die,
Can I explain.

I fain would ask my friend how it can be,
But when the time arrives,
Then Love is more lovely
Than anything to me,
And so I'm dumb.

For if the truth were known, Love cannot speak,
But only thinks and does;
Though surely out 'twill leak
Without the help of Greek,
Or any tongue.

A man may love the truth and practise it,
Beauty he may admire,
And goodness not omit,
As much as may befit
To reverence.

But only when these three together meet,
As they always incline,
And make one soul the seat,
And favorite retreat,
Of loveliness;

When under kindred shape, like loves and hates
And a kindred nature,
Proclaim us to be mates,
Exposed to equal fates
Eternally;

And each may other help, and service do,
Drawing Love's bands more tight,
Service he ne'er shall rue
While one and one make two,
And two are one;

In such case only doth man fully prove
Fully as man can do,
What power there is in Love
His inmost soul to move
Resistlessly.

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Two sturdy oaks I mean, which side by side,
Withstand the winter's storm,
And spite of wind and tide,
Grow up the meadow's pride,
For both are strong

Above they barely touch, but undermined
Down to their deepest source,
Admiring you shall find
Their roots are intertwined
Insep'rably.

by Henry David Thoreau

Comments (10)

This was a lovely poem.
This is beautiful and very special to write a tribute to your daughter she must be very proud to have you as a empathetic or a compassionate mother that you are.
a very beautiful write to a tribute to your daughter. our kids grow up way to fast.
What a splendid tribute of Love for your little girl. Im so sorry that i missed this the day it was posted...your scope of topic-range is quite vast and as far as I can tell, very evenly proportioned, albeit this childrens piece was bred with a degree of justifiable extra impetus! lol! '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''fjr
What a splendid tribute of Love for your little girl. Im so sorry that i missed this the day it was posted...your scope of topic-range is quite vast and as far as I can tell, very evenly proportioned, albeit this childrens piece was bred with a degree of justifiable extra impetus! lol! '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''fjr
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