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Poems on Love

Rabindranath Tagore‘s poem echoes the words of Thomas Merton: humans fall in love and falling is painful. If rejected, the rejection is painful. When accepted by another, it is true gift that speaks through acceptance and the other’s reciprocity.

Love is an endless mystery is a perfect line. There is no full explanation of what love is and why people love one another. When two people find each other and find love, it just is and is freely given and accepted. There are no conditions attached and its beauty radiates from an internal place.

When we are in love, we express a presence and attentiveness to the other person and objects that move beyond words. Mindfulness is a silent expression of love.

Love adorns itself;
it seeks to prove inward joy by outward beauty.

Love does not claim possession,
but gives freedom.

Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.

Love’s gift cannot be given,
it waits to be accepted.

About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who recently completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. My dissertation topic and research was how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

17 responses »

  1. Went looking up Taggore and was so interested to read more about him. Thanks for bringing him to my attention. Beautiful words, lovely sentiments.

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  2. I prefer the ‘finding each other’ over ‘falling’ in love. It seems to flow best with Tagore’s concepts here. Aloha, Ivon.

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  3. beautiful words from a beautiful man. Eve

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  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    REMINDS ME A LITTLE OF 1ST CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 13, IN THE NEW TESTAMENT OF THE HOLY BIBLE.

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  5. Good wisdom has many sourcees—thanks for sharing, Ivon!

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  6. Beautiful! Well said, Ivon!

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  7. Love is a strange and mysterious thing. But we’re lucky when it touches our lives.

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  8. Please could you have a check at some of my poems would be more than appreciated ✨

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