Master at Love

Master at Love

if you could not feel tenderness and hurt

if you could live in the shelter without desire

and never be indignant

 

if you could take two steps away from the beautiful one

you want so much to lie down with

if you could trust that there is a spirit wife for you somewhere

 

a new, a jewel setting where when you sit down

you know here you have always wanted to be

 

if you could quit living here and go there

if you could remember clearly what you have done

 


 

 

but strong hooks hold you in this wind

so many people love you

you mix with the color and smell and the taste of your surroundings

 

master at love and leader of men

you cannot give up your public fascination

or your compassion of the dying

 

there is another compassion

that you do not know yet, but you may

when griefs disappear

 

it is a place

with no questioning thorns in the pasture grass

 

if you could remember that you are not a crow

but the mystic osprey that never needs to light

you could be walking there now with Your Companion

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