Wednesday, March 08, 2006

One of my favorite poems

I have talked about this poem a lot and I have been trying to find it for a long time. Here it is, finally. For some reason this poem sticks in my brain.  I love the symbolism between the heart and the sun and how life grows meaningless without love. I don’t think of the love as being just romantic love but the act of loving others, being loved by someone, and most, being loved by God. Enjoy!

The Night has a Thousand Eyes

The night has a thousand eyes,
     And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
     With the dying sun.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
     And the heart but one:
Yet the light of a whole life dies
      When love is done.

     -- Francis William Bourdillon

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