The power of love, a voice from above, cleaning my soul, flame on burn desire, love with tongues of fire, purge the soul, make love your goal”. (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
My feet shall run because of you,
My feet shall dance because of you,
My heart shall beat because of you,
My eyes see because of you,
My mind thinks because of you and I shall love because of you.
(Eskimo Love Song)
I need your love as a touchstone of my existence. It is the sun which breathes life into me. (Juliette Drouet 1883)
'Till all the seas gang dry and the rocks melt wi the sun, O I will love thee still my Dear while the sands o’ life shall run. (Robert Burns)
All these years I have found my pleasures in a thousand things - but now you open them anew for me. I see them through your eyes - as well as through my own, hear them with a new intensity. The stage is bright, the dance more magical, the trees, the sea, the mountains, have taken on a new life. (Charlotte Grey)
I’ll love you; dear I’ll love you,
Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain,
And the salmon sing in the street.
I’ll love you till the ocean,
Is folded and hung up to dry,
And the seven stars go squawking,
Like geese about the sky. (W.H Auden)
Thus it will be; slender arrows are lodged in my heart, and Love vexes the chest that it has seized. Shall I surrender or stir up the sudden flame by tightening it? I will surrender – a burden becomes light when it is carried willingly. (Ovid. Amores 1, 2)
Such is the power of Love, that it is eternally written and sung about, eulogised and personified. If these resonate with you please let us know and feel free to share them with your family and friends.
Enjoy your week.
Mary Jo xx