We Learned the Whole of Love

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We Learned the Whole of Love – 30 November 2008

For today I’ve chosen this poem that I found in an old book of poetry:

We Learned the Whole of Love
Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

We learned the whole of love,
The alphabet, the words,
A chapter, then the mighty book –
Then revelation closed.

But in each other’s eyes
An ignorance beheld
Diviner than the childhood’s,
And each to each a child

Attempted to expound
What neither understood.
Alas, that wisdom is so large
And truth so manifold!

For a large collection of poems and stories, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/poetrydir.html
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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