Positive and negative wires
Currents of coursing desires
His eyes brimming mischief
Hers inviting just enough
His body language telling
Hers preening veering
Sunflowers seeking sun
His blood running marathons
Hers promising fulfilling dawns
A gazebo of four arms
Dreamy mutual glazed glances
Requiting oft dreamed splurges
Readily abandoning to urges
A handsome dude approaches
A lovely damsel also traipses
She grabs him, he her
Upon perfect connectivity
Sorry, cross connections
Please stand by
Send home my long-strayed eyes to me,
Which (Oh) too long have dwelt on thee.- John Donne, “The Message,” 1595
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired- Robert Frost, in coversation
May your every wish be granted- ancient Chinese curse
Love, all alike, no seasons knows, nor clime
Nor hours, days, months, which are the range of time.
– John Donne, The Sun Rising,1595
Often we are firm from weakness, and audacious from timidity.
-La Rochefoucauld, Maxims 1665
Biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom, 941
How few are our real wants! And how easy it is to satisfy them!
Our imaginary ones are boundless and insatiable.
Julius Charles Hare & Augustus William Hare, Guesses At Truth, 1827
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied
Must admit those of fancy.- Samuel Johnson, Rasselas, 1759
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desires, but gradually our desire changes.
– Proust, Albertine disparue, 1925
I look at what I have and think myself unhappy; others look at what I have and
Think me happy.- Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest, 1886.