Friday, May 18, 2007


If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
Emily Dickinson

Miss Dickinson's description of poetry could be a description for love.
Love can make the body feel cold like poetry does.
Romance is a blazing fire.
Witness how it was between Romeo and Juliet.
Their love, however, did not have an opportunity to mature and become cold.
The blood that flowed through their arteries and veins did not have time to slow down and become colder.
Their hot romance died within a cold tomb.
A cold but brilliant diamond is like love---but a fiery romance becomes a cold fire.
Love transforms passions into compassion.
Lust becomes friendship.
Romance becomes love.
Love is more enduring than romance though it becomes cold.

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