Love Poems

Gifts Given Freely, Out of Joy and Love

Gifts given freely, out of joy and love,
Are, like the gift of life, conceived in pleasure.
Blest are those whose hearts in that way move,
Receiving more of life than they can measure.
In giving, then, alight with hope and passion,
Each wanting, wanted, desperate with delight,
Lovers incandescent moments fashion,
As meteors slash through a starry night.
No love is strong without its strong demands.
Demons do not need as lovers do!
Love weaves its joys of mutual commands:
In giving pleasure, taking pleasure, too.
So may you give, and find such pleasure there
As lights the darkest dreams of those who care.
Nicholas Gordon
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Reader Comments
Name: Lucero2012-12-08
Damn, the pressure's on! I aclatuly started a draft already, which is highly atypical behavior for me. But I promise I'll procrastinate on the rest until the very last moment. Reading the other responses is such a blast! Thanks for doing this, Nic, and for inviting me.
Lauren Marcy - Oh I
Name: Wardana2015-11-30
Lauren Marcy - Oh I am so glad you enjoyed my baifteuul city!! Isn't Portland the best? LOVED your pics from this shoot!!! Makes me miss Portland SO much since I am still in Spokane. Thank God I will be back to my beloved city in just a few weeks! Next time you are there you better call me!! It is so fun looking at all your pics and your blog and just seeing your success and how much God has blessed you! And it is even more exciting to see that you are actually using your God-given-gifts and creating such wonderful and baifteuul things! I love you lots Andi! I am so proud of you! I know your gift has touched and blessed so many lives! Well done. xoxo
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