Ode to Love

I dedicate today’s blog to the man who for the past 10 months generously shared his life and his love with me and now goes forth in search of that which makes his heart sing.  I release you in gratitude, blessing and love and know that you will always hold a sacred place in my heart. 

My Favorite Part

My favorite part

Was when you held me in your arms

Looked deep into my eyes

And spoke to my heart.

 

The Most Precious Part

The Love I know within myself

Is a wide, expansive, all-encompassing, limitless kind of love.

A love so large that it contains the world,

the entire universe, in fact.

And many have been the recipients of this love.

But to you, I give a secret and hidden part of my love.

The part of my love that is tender and vulnerable;

Silken and soft – like the petal of a rose.

Priceless and fragile like Venetian glass

The most precious part of my love

The portion of my love that reveals my very soul.

 

And I give this love to you – and only to you.

It is my gift to you for loving me

Tenderly

Honestly

Boldly

Passionately

Unabashedly

Compassionately

Adoringly 

And for letting me love you in return.

The Ennui of Love

Nobody tells us that real love is boring.

After the anxiety of infatuation,

The panic in absence,

The ceaseless longing,

The star-crossed blindness…

Following the time when the scales fall away

And we can see our lover for who they are –

Human, imperfect, flawed…

 

Boredom comes.

Startling at first when chaos and drama is all we’ve known.

And we wonder, “when is that shoe going to drop?”

But when it doesn’t

And we pause to breathe,

We understand and appreciate the ennui of love

And we can sink into the comfort of a love that is

Peaceful

Gentle

Quiet

And kind

And we suddenly realize that we are home.

All poetry copyright Lauri Lumby

About Your Spiritual Truth

I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!
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3 Responses to Ode to Love

  1. Linda says:

    Oh Lauri- stunning, authentic, truthful, heartfelt,gracious-YOU

  2. Kari Uselman says:

    Beautiful….

  3. Kurt says:

    Abosolutely Amazing!!

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