The influence of love is so immense

Defying all our efforts to describe it

Its impact on the human heart is so intense

And yet no man can order, buy or bribe it


No yearning song nor sentiment embrace

The range of daily disciplines to find it

It roams an inner network that no map can trace

And leaves no owners’ manual behind it


It isn’t what the poets write or singers sing

It cannot solve life’s problems in a beat

And yet we find its power changes everything

When frozen feelings flicker in its heat


To pause, reflect, abandon our desires

Occasions love to alter what was meant

Permitting us a moment in its dreaming spires

And shaping us beyond our own intent


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