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Posted: March 23rd. 2006 6:42:23 AM
The Way of Secret Love
by B. T. Newberg
Age Group: Adult
So shall you keep a secret Love,
Not such that shall offend to know,
But that you shall enrich to keep,
For a secret flame burns closest to the heart;
And as long you keep it shall it grow,
And they shall see your glow but not your fire.
And if betimes it climbs a fire hot,
That you strain for what you cannot contain,
And spew a thousand stars of fading ember,
Yet shall you keep the secret still,
And grace come unto you, experience,
Wisdom, and serenity in the secret--
For hold you a Love greater than men,
And the need for men to know your Love,
That they may take your measure.
Keep this the way of secret Love
Whose glow perceives without men knowing:
For a Love so kept in secret,
Shares in secret with all men.
Author's Notes: A Wiccan maxim: Power shared is power lost.
As a Naturalistic Pagan, I believe in evidence. There is no evidence that deities and magic are "real" in the most literal sense, but they may yet be moving and powerful. These poems are a tribute to the inspiration of Pagan ways.
For more information on naturalism, see HumanisticPaganism.com.
Author's Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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