April 26, 2018
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is romantic love.
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A poem in which the poet asks for the truth about a loved one’s love:
Take it as a given that I love you,
And let the conversation go from there.
There isn't much I wouldn't do to please you,
So tell me what to do to make you care.
Tell me what it is that turns you from me,
And why you cannot cherish who I am,
And why you must insist that you still love me
When so much that I do you cannot stand.
The truth is not at all what we imagine,
Reaching regions deeper than our thoughts.
Needs are rarely troubled by opinions,
And love gives no advice unless it's sought.
So plunge into yourself as in a sea,
Then tell me truly what you want of me.
© by Nicholas Gordon
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This week’s theme: Romantic Love4/26: Take It as a Given that I Love You