spacer spacer The Question

What do you mean by “love”?
Asked the scripture man.

Love's the sparkling eyes,
The radiance of unknown glitter,
The happiest of happy smiles,
The mixing of patter-pitter.
Love's the ardent feeling
That compels you to letting know you care;
Love, sometimes sentimentally foolish,
But ever the most precious of gifts to share.

Moments of time go by
Bearing witness to each love-filled event;
Love is when the father honors the son,
When the lady accepts the gent;
When nature sends a rainbow
Amidst the surging majestic cloud,
As with the cry of a newborn first heard
And the mother's pledge
To love forever is vowed.

And the scripture man said,
“Will faith bring me love,
Or must change I undergo?”
“When the time comes,” He answered,
“Verily, both you and I will know.”

The chemistry of love
Cannot be fully explained;
A seed is sown,
Nurtured with trust and pain
And the flower blooms.
Let love enter on stage
For all the world to see;
Care for it and prune it well,
And happiness will forever be.

Jaymista 2001