Sing of love and love-sustaining passion,
Intimacy, friendship, lust, and joy,
X-ing out whatever might destroy
The love of life that ought one's choices fashion,
Yearning for the gifts that spirits buoy.
So might one satisfy the deep desire
Ever burning in the inmost heart,
Vivid source of purpose, faith, and art,
Enduring flame of some eternal fire,
Never whole unless through love a part.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.
Audio and Video Music: Please. By Wayne Jones. Music free to use at YouTube.