Month: March 2018

Quote – Leo Buscaglia

Perfect love is rare indeed — for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.

– Leo F. Buscaglia, Love (1972)

“A Red, Red Rose”

Till all the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt with the sun;
O I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands of life shall run.

– Robert Burns, “A Red, Red Rose”

“they say that Hope is Happiness”

And all that memory loves the most
Was once our only hope to be:
And all that hope adored and lost
Hath melted into memory.

– Lord Byron, “they say that Hope is Happiness”

“Song”

How many times do I love thee, dear?
Tell me how many thoughts there be
In the atmosphere
Of a new fallen year,
Whose white and sable hours appear
The latest flake of Eternity –
So many times do I love thee, dear.

How many time do I love thee, dear?
Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellowstar
So many times do I love again.

– Thomas Love Peacock, “Song”

Expectation

Anxiety from something missed
is replaced with the joy of discovery
and disbelief that we have been blessed
with the miracle of life.

The joy of discovery
is replaced with the excitement of tomorrow
in anticipation of announcements and congratulations
for the change that you would bring into our life.

The excitement of tomorrow
is replaced with the horror of today
when the illusion of happiness to come
is shattered to slivers within mere seconds.

The horror of today
is replaced with hope for another day
and strength to start over again
for life must go on without you.

© Sharon Kaur-Schuelke

Little Red Dancer

little pure light
shining bright
innocent eyes
sweet smile
twirling twirling
clockwise anticlockwise
dancing feet
red frock swirling
infectious giggles
jingling bangles
swaying to music
the pretend princess

© Sharon Kaur-Schuelke