“Let these be your desires” by Kahlil Gibran (about Love)

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Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself

But if your love and must needs have desires,

Let these be your desires:

 

To melt and be like a running brook

That sings its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.

To be wounded by your own understanding of love;

And to bleed willingly and joyfully.

To wake at dawn with a winged heart

And give thanks for another day of loving;

To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;

To return home at eventide with gratitude;

And then to sleep with a prayer

For the beloved in your heart

And a song of praise upon your lips.

by Kahlil Gibran

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Linda P says:

    beautiful poem!

    Like

  2. Kahlil Gibran is such a great poet!

    Like

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