Enough Honor

heart treeValentine’s Day calls for poetry!

So many great poems about love have been written, though, it’s presumptuous to pick one and suppose it expresses another’s experience.

Still, I share one of my  favorites . . . one that, unlike many tributes to love, expresses the emotional intimacy of mature, married love and the honor of knowing someone “better than the rest have known.”
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Lisa Riska, Site Director

Be lifted by poet Sara Teasdale.

 The Beloved 

It is enough honor for one lifetime
_ To have known you better than the rest
____ have known,
The shadows and the colors of your voice,
_ Your will, immutable and still as stone.

The shy heart, so earnest and so dear,
_ The sad laughter and the pride of pride,
The tenderness, the depth of tenderness
_ Rich as the earth,
_____ and wide as heaven is wide.

 

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