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Monday, February 21, 2011

Love is not all


Love is not all:




 it is not meat nor drink 







Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;




Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
And rise and sink and rise and sink again;




Love can not fill the thickened lung with breath,
Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone; 




Yet many a man is making friends with death
Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.




It well may be that in a difficult hour,
Pinned down by pain and moaning for release,




Or nagged by want past resolution's power,




I might be driven to sell your love for peace,




Or trade the memory of this night for food.

 


It well may be.




 I do not think I would.

Edna St. Vincent Millay


Happy #36 anniversary to Kim and Mr SSS over at


Thanks for your visit!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

11 comments:

James said...

Such a lovely beginning to the day, thank you.

Vintage Gal said...

How lovely is that? Beautiful pictures with beautiful words. Have a wonderful Tuesday ;-)

mary beth said...

Such sweet words and pictures...good for the soul today - Thanks for sharing with us!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so beautiful...the words and pictures. makes one think.

Marlis said...

Breathtaking photography and thoughtful words.. Love the two together.. Happy Tuesday

Linda said...

Gorgeous, Jacqueline...your linens are always exquisite and I am always inspired...thank you!

Kay said...

Ohhhh! LOVE all the lace and linens, curtains and bedding, bowls and pitchers, roses and teacup, shells and stationary, just everything!! Very, very beautiful!! Lovely! Kay

Olga said...

Beautiful post! I love your lacy linens.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Such very lovely whites.

Rose

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, what a thoughtful post for Kim and her sweetheart as they celebrate 36 years of marriage. Beautiful as always! ~ Sarah

CIELO said...

Very pretty.... love all the mutted colors

cielo

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