All you need is love

Remember this Beatles song? I was thinking about it after the shocking news I read about the Lupoe family from Los Angeles. I know life is hard, but there is still hope. Now is the time when we need to show some love, not just to our neighbors, but inside our own home as well.

Let me share with you some lovely poems, the work of two great poets: Emily Dickinson and Pablo Neruda.  (You can read more about these great poets by clicking their names)

We need to love each other. Husbands should show more patience and understand a wife beset with worries about stretching the dollar. Wives should also learn to listen more and understand that your husband needs you to support them and reassure them that everything will be okay. Everything will be easier when you have someone who loves you and understands.

Why do I love you, Sir?love1

by Emily Dickinson

“Why do I love” You, Sir?
The Wind does not require the Grass
To answer—Wherefore when He pass
She cannot keep Her place.

Because He knows—and
Do not You—
And We know not—
Enough for Us
The Wisdom it be so—

The Lightning—never asked an Eye
Wherefore it shut—when He was by—
Because He knows it cannot speak—
And reasons not contained—
—Of Talk—
There be—preferred by Daintier Folk—

The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me—
Because He’s Sunrise—and I see—
I love Thee—

I Crave Your Mouth, Your Voice, Your Hairlove2

by Pablo Neruda

Don’t go far off, not even for a day, because –
because — I don’t know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.
Don’t leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don’t leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you’ll have gone so far
I’ll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?



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