Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Love is like the Sun-The Night has a Thousand Eyes

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

by Francis William Bourdillon

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

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

How true. Love to us is like the sun to the world. Without love, life is almost meaningless.

Suppose we understand all the mysteries of life, are blessed with abundant knowledge and have amazing faith. If we are unwilling to love we are as nothing.

Suppose we give tons of money to charities, help feed the poor and are willing to die for great causes. If we don't do it in love it will not do us much good.

What does love have to do with this? Why everything! Love is what takes life from good to great.

So what does love look like? Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is not envious of others. It does not brag and show off. Love does not behave rudely. It is not self seeking or selfish. Love is not easily provoked and thinks no evil. Love does not rejoice in evil thoughts, words, or deeds. Love believes, hopes, and rejoices in all things good and true.

Love is so wonderful and perfect that it never fails.


Ashlee Christopher said...

I love the way your write very good!! Glad I found your blog!

Diane Smit said...

Thanks Ashlee. I don't write as much as I would like, but your comment has encouraged me.

Yalçın Ceylanoğlu said...

Thank you for your post! I made the Turkish translation of that poem with its original verses:
I stress there the love for everything we sense as you do.