Word Cloud: LOVE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD

This will be short and I hope sweet. I’m pressed for time because my husband and I are about to leave on our Never-Ending Honeymoon, Part 35. When we got married, we were only able to have a one-night honeymoon, so every year since, we’ve run off for a few days to celebrate our anniversary.

So before we depart, I leave you this bouquet of Love poems.

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Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

by Thomas Moore

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,
Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms,
Live fairy-gifts fading away,
Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will,
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear,
That the fervor and faith of a soul may be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear!
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets
The same look which she turned when he rose!

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Love Listen

by Ann Gray

Let’s love, listen, take time
when time is all we have.
Let’s be unafraid to be kind,
learn to disregard the bad
if the good outweighs it daily.
Let’s make a gift of silence,
the day’s hushing into dark,
and when we hold each other
let’s always be astonished
we are where we want to be.
Let’s hope to age together,
but if we can’t, let’s promise now
to remember how we shone
when we were at our best,
when we were most ourselves.

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Eskimo Love Song

You are my husband, you are my wife
My feet shall run because of you
My feet 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.

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A Yuefu folk poem of Han Dynasty

I want to be your love for ever and ever,
Without break or decay.
When the hills are all flat,
The rivers are all dry.
When it thunders in winter,
When it snows in summer
When heaven and earth mingle,
Not till then will I part from you.

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I Carry Your Heart With Me

by e. e. cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) 
i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart.

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Visuals

  • Sunflower
  • Four O’Clock flowers
  • Alpine Forget-Me-Nots, the state flower of Alaska
  • Peonies
  • flower buds

About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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6 Responses to Word Cloud: LOVE

  1. Malisha says:

    Happy Anniversary. Have a lovely time!

    • wordcloud9 says:

      Thanks Malisha!

      I’ve set up ON THIS DAY, The Coffee Shop and Word Cloud to post automatically while I’m gone – so I’m crossing my fingers it all runs smoothly – back soon, but looking forward to some lovely days away. My husband and I go “cold turkey” – no email, blogging or Internet cruising!

  2. Only a couple of months before her fall, which turned out to be fatal, I stumbled across this song. We sat here in the library, holding hands, listening to it repeatedly.

    • wordcloud9 says:

      {{{Oh Chuck}}}

      It is a beautiful song, and attached for you to wonderful women and all the happiest and the saddest memories.

  3. Terry Welshans says:

    Congratulations!

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