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More Poetry

Couldn’t resist sharing just one more bit from Li-Young Lee’s poem, “Virtues of a Boring Husband”…

“Maybe it’s true, what sages have said,
I don’t know if I’m remembering it right.
Something about moving up a ladder of love
Maybe we learn

to love a person, say, first as object
and then as presence, and then as essence,
and then as disclosure of the divine.

or maybe all at the same time,
or discovering over time,
each deeper aspect to be true.

And maybe our seeing it in another
proves that face inside ourselves.”

Take a guess what I just added to my Christmas list.  <Happy sigh> Finding a new author or subject to enjoy is such bliss.  🙂

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One thought on “More Poetry

  1. “Maybe we learn

    to love a person, say, first as object
    and then as presence, and then as essence,
    and then as disclosure of the divine.”

    Very poignant and powerful. I dearly love poetry, and I will have to check out more of Li-Young-Lee’s work.

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