The Two Uses
The eye is not more exquisitely designed
For seeing than it is for being loved
The same lips curved to speak are curved to kiss
Even the workaday and practical arm
Becomes all love for love's sake to the lover
If this is nature's thrift, love thrives on it
Love never asks the body different
Or ever wants it less ambiguous,
The arm for all it does, the lips for speaking.
But thou thereon dids't only breathe.
- Robert Francis, 1901
A Romantic Word Resource and Much More
you in I'm not talking about
perfume or even the sweet o-
dor of your skin but of the
air itself I want to share
your air inhaling what you
exhale I'd like to be that
close two of us breathing
each other as one as that
- James Laughlin, 1914
Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye.
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die
I lift my glass to my mouth
I look at you, and I sigh
- William Butler Yeats, 1865 - 1939
"How much better is thy love than wine."
- Song of Solomon 4:10
My child - Star - you gaze at the stars,
and I wish I were the firmament
that I might watch you with many eyes.
- Plato, 427 - 347 B.C.
"By all means marry, if you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher." - Socrates
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She Walks In Beauty
Love at Sea
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