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25 October 2011

the love that exceeds, reprise

Sometimes
I think about something I wrote 
a month,
a year
a hundred years
ago, 
and I think:
somethings just don't change;
that's still what I think
and feel 
today.

The following is an entry I wrote
16 October 2010 --
and it is an important one for me.
I wanted to revisit it today.
Thanks for revisiting it with me.



(Sounio, south of Athens, Greece
photo by Makropoulos)

When we love
      with a love
                 that exceeds
our expectations of love,
we ignite a fire
in our being
that unites with
the infinite, 
and
the penetrating
incapacitating
                     power of the All
is engendered there.
(also at Sounio,
photo by Makropoulos)


Incapacitating
                it is
because it erases
our
mortal individuality
and implicates us
in a nameless
immortality.

(The human
and all that it imagines 
and comprehends,
even of love,
has boundaries -----
the temporal frame
of earth 
and life and death

and the portrait of
                  our living
that that frame embraces---

is our lives
is our lives.

(pebbles through water 
off a beach
in Kythnos, Greece
photo by Makropoulos)

That frame,
the only portal
at our disposal
that gives us acccess
to the beyond

is the subtle,             
delicate
heart
                             so inextricably wedded
to mind

and the melody
                           plucked on the strings
      that bind
them

is the song of our love
seducing us to love

beyond our limits.

When we love
      with a love
                 that exceeds
our expectations of love,
we ignite a fire
in our being
that unites with
the infinite,
the penetrating
incapacitating
                     power of the All
is engendered there.


3 comments:

Billy Joe said...

Beautiful poem.

"Rise above all earthly limitations and enter the eternal realm."

Makropoulos said...

Hi Billy Joe --
Nice to see (read) you! Thanks for your kind and thoughtful words! I've been way too busy lately, but hopefully this weekend can catch up on blog reading and will go see what you're up to -- take care.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

what beautiful words...
and your photos are a perfect addition!!
(i wonder how many people have ever actually loved so deeply as to ignite their soul.)