Sunday, November 05, 2006

C.S. Lewis' Poem On Love

Love's as warm as tears, Love is tears:
Pressure within the brain,
Tension at the throat,
Deluge, weeks of rain,
Haystacks afloat,
Featureless seas between
Hedges, where once was green.

Love's as fierce as fire, Love is fire:
All sorts - infernal heat
Clinkered with greed and pride,
Lyric desire, sharp-sweet,
Laughing, even when desired,
And that empyreal flame
Whence all loves came.

Love's as fresh as spring, Love is spring:
Bird-song hung in the air,
Cool smells in a wood,
Whispering 'Dare! Dare!'
To sap, to blood,
Telling 'East, safety, rest,
Are good; not best.'

Love's as hard as nails,
Love is nails:
Blunt, thick, hammered through
The medical nerve of One
Who, having made us, knew
The thing He had done,
Seeing (with all that is)
Our cross, and His.

6 comments:

Godwyn Lim said...

What a great sharing!

Thanks Kitty for the great post:-)

God is love Amen?!

Have a great week ahead! God Bless:-)

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks Godwyn, yes God is love! You have a great week too dear brother!

Pia said...

hi, kitty! i'm back! i missed you. (((HUGS))) i sure have a lot of catching up to do. i'm so glad to be back on track.

Kitty Cheng said...

hi Pia! welcome back! I missed you too :) xo

audrey` said...

Love is a many splendour thing...

Love you, dearest sis!
Take care =D

Kitty Cheng said...

Amen! Love you too Audrey! You're so kind and sweet!