When love beckons to you follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor, Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, I am in the heart of God.”
And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.
~The Prophet Kahil Gibran on LOVE
My Love, Living with me can be an arduous task, but your resiliency is one of many reasons why I love you so. As The Prophet Kahil Gibran writes, “.. I am in the Heart of God”, therefore my LOVE for you is immeasurable, and timeless.
I LOVE you now, In LOVE forever!
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Todd Kelley – Todd Kelley.net
TGrundy – Rhythms In Black Satin
Nikki – Soulrific
DarrenKeith – My Love For Music
Fave – Friday Favecast
Fresh – Sunday Soundtrack Podcast
DJ Diva – The Mixtress of R&B
EJ – EJFlavors.com
Anji Bee – Chillcast with Anji Bee
Lis – Radio ANEW
Jeff Hintz – Friday Night Dance Party
Roddykat – Roddy-O-Jukebox
KB – Just Say KB
“It’s not old, if it’s new to you!!” Explore the old school!! You’re never too young to learn.
Download: My Love, My Life, My Wife (Cupids Hunt 2009) [right click, save as]
1. Frank McComb – The Wedding Song
2. Beyonce – Dangerously In LOVE
3. Luther Vandross & Cheryl Lynn – If This World Were Mine
4. Toni Braxton – I Love Me Some Him
5. Faith – Soon As I Get Home
6. Janet Jackson – Anytime Anyplace
7. Alice Smith – Do I
8. Danity Kane – Ride For You
9. Stevie Wonder – With Each Beat of my Heart
10. Angel Grant – Kisses Love Lips
11. Corinne Bailey Rae – Like A Star
12. India Arie – Brown Skin
13. Jill Scott – He Loves Me
14. Eric Benet & Tamia – Spend My Life With You
15. David Peaston – Can I
Enjoy This One… It’s Filled with LOVE!!