the waves, the tides and gravity,
we shall harness for God the energies of love,
and then, for a second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Smiles awake you when you rise. ("Patient Grissill")
I wait for you,
anxious to see your face.
I stand and watch,
looking for the first sign of your arrival.
I finally see you,
I take a second look to make sure you're really there.
My pulse races and I crack a smile,
this is what I've been waiting for.
You begin to approach,
you say, "Sorry, I'm late."
I say, "No problem."
But I think to myself, 'I'd have waited forever.'
for my imagination to go wild.
Children kiss in car
It's that I don't even want to try.
would be our luxury-- Futile the winds to a heart in port,
Gone with the compass-- Gone with the chart-- Rowing in Eden..
Ah the Sea! Might I but moor-- Tonight in thee
sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved,
drawing from it with his eyes and
his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Address on The Method of Nature
and intimate relationships of the family.
However earnestly we may seek success
and happiness outside the home through work,
leisure activities, or large bank accounts,
we will never be fully satisfied emotionally until
we develop deep and loving relationships.
James J. Jones Ph.D.
To lovers, a moment can be eternity,
eternity can be the tick of a clock.
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks.
John Donne ("The Bait")
and for saying so in Whining poetry.
His heart withers if it does not answer another heart.
His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts
and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
it's obvious to everyone but you and the person you're in love with.
that you have nothing in common with and
still be fascinated by their presence.
So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame, Angels affect us oft,
and worshipp'd be. ("Air and Angels")