Monday, February 15, 2010

Happiness is...falling head over heels into LOVE.

My friend Rebecca posted this poem and I thought it was perfectly descriptive of how I feel about Nicholas. Perhaps even how we feel about each other.
By Roy Croft
(emphasis added by Rachel)

I love you,
Not for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what
You made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me

I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out
I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things

That you can't help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light

All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern

But a temple;
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song

I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good,
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.

You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend
After all.

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