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Offline Kerry

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Re: A Sonnet for Jack
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2006, 07:39:42 pm »
I’ve always loved the work of Kahlil Gibran. This beautiful prose poem about friendship is one of my favourites:

And the youth said, Speak to us of Friendship.
And he answered, saying:
Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field that you sow with love and
reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and
you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not
the “nay” in your own mind, nor do you with-
hold the “ay.”
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to
listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all
desires, all expectations are born and shared, with
joy that in unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve
not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save
the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of
its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth:
and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him
know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him
with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your
emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be
laughter, and sharing and pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds
its morning and is refreshed.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2006, 07:12:45 am by Kerry »
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Re: A Sonnet for Jack
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2012, 10:57:27 am »
Bumping this lovely thread. 

Thought I'd add a little poem I remember from my youth.  Don't know the author.


Love you?  Well, of course I do,
Not for a special reason,
Not for hair or eyes or flattery,
Or for a praising season.

Nor best in misty morning,
Nor less in afternoon,
I was not caught with violins
That knew enchantment's tune.

So I drop my questing,
Sigh a delighted sigh,
Knowing that I love you,
But glad I don't know why.
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Re: A Sonnet for Jack
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2012, 01:35:41 pm »
^^^^^^^^

Sweet poem.

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Re: A Sonnet for Jack
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2012, 03:05:42 pm »
Yes it tiz. It makes a very good point. Love don't need a reason. ;D
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."

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Re: A Sonnet for Jack
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2012, 01:05:21 pm »
Yes it tiz. It makes a very good point. Love don't need a reason. ;D

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Re: A Sonnet for Jack
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2012, 01:16:48 pm »
"Love Don't Need a Reason" was written by Peter Allen, Michael Callen and Marsha Malamet

If your heart always did
What a normal heart should do
If you always play a part
Instead of being who you really are

Then you might just miss
The one who's standing there
So instead of passing by
Show him that you care
Instead asking why
Why me? And why you?
Why not we two?

'Cause love don't need a reason
Love don't always rhyme
And love is all we have for now
What we don't have is time

If we always believe
All the madness that we're taught
Never questioning the rules
Then we're living lies we bought so long ago
How are they to know?

It's not who's wrong or right
It's just another way
And I don't wanna fight
But know I'm gonna stay with you till the end
With you my friend

'Cause love don't need a reason
Love don't always rhyme
And love is all we have for now
What we don't have is time

I'll hold you close
Time can't tear us apart
Forever, I will stand by you
We've got to start with the beat of one heart
Together, we will see this through

'Cause love don't need a reason
Love's never a crime
And love is all we have for now
What we don't have
What we don't have is time

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Re: A Sonnet for Jack
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2012, 06:25:52 pm »
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like i am home again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like i am whole again

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like i am young again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like i am fun again

However far away i will always love you
However long i stay i will always love you
Whatever words i say i will always love you
i will always love you

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like i am free again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like i am clean again

However far away i will always love you
However long i stay i will always love you
Whatever words i say i will always love you
I will always.....love you

--- The Cure
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