4.04.2012

Quotables: C. S. Lewis

"Love's As Warm as Tears"
by C. S. Lewis

 
Love's as warm as tears,
Love is tears:
Pressure within the brain,
Tension at the throat,
Deluge, weeks of rain,
Haystacks afloat,
Featureless seas between
Hedges, where once was green.
 
Love's as fierce as fire,
Love is fire:
All sorts--Infernal heat
Clinkered with greed and pride,
Lyric desire, sharp-sweet,
Laughing, even when denied,
And that empyreal flame
Whence all loves came.  

 Love's as fresh as spring,
Love is spring:
Bird-song in the air,
Cool smells in a wood,
Whispering "Dare! Dare!"
To sap, to blood,
Telling "Ease, safety, rest,
Are good; not best."

Love's as hard as nails,
Love is nails:
Blunt, thick, hammered through
The medial nerves of One
Who, having made us, knew
The thing He had done,
Seeing (what all that is)
Our cross, and His.
 

3 comments:

  1. Lovely Beth! I've read pieces of this poem but never in it's entirety. May I pass this on via Facebook and perhaps a trackback on my blog?

    I hope and pray you have a Blessed Easter!! Love, Linda

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  2. Lovely Beth! I've read pieces of this poem but never in it's entirety. May I pass this on via Facebook and perhaps a trackback on my blog?

    I hope and pray you have a Blessed Easter!! Love, Linda

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  3. You certainly may.... It is a nice poem, isn't it? You all have a blessed Easter too! Love you!

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