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To Love Greatly Is To Risk Greatly
TGC (16 November / Westport New Zealand)

To Love Greatly Is To Risk Greatly

to love greatly
is to risk greatly

“better
to have loved
and lost

than never
to have loved
at all'”

to risk love
and give
what another

really needs
regardless
of whether

that includes
you or not
this is truly

giving unselfishly
the eternal classic

“if you love
something
let it go

if it comes
back to you
it is yours

if it doesn't
it never was”

beautiful brevity
refined thought
breaches differences


Inspired by the poem ‘The Differences Between’ by Eric Cockrell. First quotation from Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem ‘In Memoriam: 27,1850’. Second quotation origin is classified anonymous.
Copyright © Terence George Craddock

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Great poem....great interpretaion of a well known saying...thought provoking. Loved it... -SG
the only reason we live.... to love! great poem!