It is impossible to read the poems of the great masters and not want the love they chronicle so eloquently; love so powerful, how could it be touched by mere mortals? The passion of lovers bodies entwined frozen for all eternity within the writers poem or sonnet. Imagining the melding of mind, body, heart and soul until the two are one. Mere words; describing the love so many have sought throughout the centuries is what we seek to attain.
All of the famous love poets weave their words of love and desire to remind us to renew our precious gift of love. They write from inspiration, experience and or, desire their words open our hearts to hope and the possibility of. The most famous of the love poems transcend all time and culture to bear witness to loves power, transforming our souls. Through their words we can learn to see love again and rekindle its passion.
The greatest love poets capture our hearts, draw us in, leaving us wanting more with each new line. Robert Browning, Escape me? Never” Beloved! While I am I, and you are you. Kahlil Gibran, Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: Rumi, When you find yourself with the Beloved, embracing for one breath, In that moment you will find your true destiny. Lord Byron, She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright.
Their words become a tantalizing taste of what can be between two passionate souls embarking on a journey of discovery. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Who gave thee, O Beauty, The keys of this breast,”Too credulous lover Of blest and unblest? William Shakespeare, So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
In my love column as Americas Favorite Love Columnist I am often asked for advice on rekindling love. My best advice, When love finds you, as the poets described centuries past, do not look away. Open your heart to the words of the poetic masters and cherish each day with the one you love. Let go of fear. Give yourself completely to its power and learn to trust your heart. This is advice not just for the young but for those of any age. Remember it is never too late to renew your love with an affair of the heart.