Its almost upon us.
What are your plans and who are you sharing them with?
I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)"
Before you tell her, you love her
you must first nash it between your teeth a bit
be sure it doesn’t taste like penny candy
be sure it feels wilder than that fatal speedball.
be sure that you would rather eat your own heart
out of your chest than hand it to anyone else.
Love comes with a knife,
not some shy question,
and not with fears for its reputation.
I say these things disinterestedly.
Accept them in kind.
Love is a madman,
working his wild schemes,
tearing off his clothes,
drinking poison, and now quietly
A tiny spider tries to wrap
an enormous wasp. Think of the spiderweb
woven across the cave where Muhammed slept.
There are love stories,
and there is obliteration into love.
You have been walking the ocean’s edge,
holding up your robes to keep them dry.
You must dive deeper under,
a thousand times deeper.
Love flows down. The ground
submits to the sky and suffers what comes.
Is the ground worse for giving like that?
Do not put blankets over the drum.
Let your spirit ear listen
to the green dome’s passionate murmur.
Let the cords of your robe be untied.
Shiver in this new love
beyond all above and below.
The sun rises,
but which way does the night go?
I have no more words.
Let the soul speak
with the silent articulation of a face.