July 23, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. This week’s theme is proposing marriage and getting engaged.
Today’s poem is an engagement poem about the importance of mutual need if a marriage is to last.
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Only in the prison of perfection,
Needing neither love nor company,
Your body quite dissolved in pure perception,
One oversoul as far as mind can see;
Unattached to meaning or desire,
Redolent of heaven's thin, cold air,
Empty of an all-devouring fire
Nor interested in being more than there;
Granted such a state, what need for marriage?
All there is, is with you all the while.
Gifts of love redound to those who forage
Earnestly, with neither greed nor guile.
May you hunger and find surfeit sweet,
Each separately an angel incomplete,
Needing one another's love to know
The greatest bliss vouchsafed to those below.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at https://www.poemsforfree.com/onlyin.html. For more engagement poems, go to https://www.poemsforfree.com/engagementpoems.html .
This week’s theme: Proposing Marriage and Getting Engaged
July 18: What I Want to Ask of You Is This
July 19: Will You Share Your Life with MeJuly 23: Only in the Prison of Perfection