Thursday, September 3, 2009

La Dolce Vita : Marriage

On Marriage

THEN Almitra spoke again and said, And what of Marriage, master?

And he answered saying:

You were born together, and together you
shall be forevermore.

You shall be together when the white
wings of death scatter your days.

Ay, you shall be together even in the
silent memory of God.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance
between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond
of love:

Let it rather be a moving sea between
the shores of your souls.

Fill each other's cup but drink not from
one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat
not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous,
but let each one of you be alone,

Even as the strings of a lute are alone
though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but no into each
other's keeping.

For only the hand of Life can contain
your hearts.

And stand together yet not too near
together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow
not in each other's shadow.
- Kahlil Gibran-
I love this poem and I think it makes sense. The points spoken of here is something I strive to have in my marriage. It's not easy but it's worth trying. Ok yeah, I know sometimes I can be idealistic about such stuff.

4 comments:

Mak Pah Vogue said...

very good poem indeed.

in any relationship, it's abt compromise and understanding.

PearL said...

its a very nice poem. And may yours last all the way to the front of the Pearly Gates..Amen!

P

Moralle said...

so true raf..... ):

Shopaholic Mama said...

A bit deep for me to understand but I think I get the geez of it!