You always lose by holding back.'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.We loved with a love that was more than love.If a man should importune me to give a reason why I , I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I.It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.Who knows how long I've loved you,
You know still.
Will I wait a lonely lifetime?
If you want me to I will.There's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo.
He calls the eldest, and he says, "Hark ye, do you love me?" Says she, "Yes, daddy, I do." "And how much?" "As much as good bread." The king thinks and thinks, and then he says, "Yes; when you're hungry bread is a good thing." Then he calls the middle daughter, and he says to her, "Hark ye, do you love me?" "Yes, daddy, I do." "And how much?" "As much as good wine." Well, the king thinks and thinks, and then he says, "Yes, yes; wine puts life into a man, therefore it is a good thing." Then he calls the youngest daughter, and he says, "Hark ye, and do you love me too?" "Yes, daddy, I do." "And how much?" "As much as good salt." And the king said, "As much as good salt!" And he began to think and think, and, because salt by itself tastes bad, this answer of the youngest daughter did not please him." The king, having satisfied himself by reflection that to be loved as mnch as good salt is equivalent to not being loved at all, calls his most faithful servant, and orders him to conduct the youngest princess into some desert place, there to kill her, and to bring back her eyes and her heart in proof of the accomplishment of the deed.
Love Like Salt - University of Pittsburgh
You are gone………
And my heart is an empty hollow
And my mind crucifies me all over again. Never give your heart to this degree
Love by all means and with a passion!
But never put your soul completely on the line
For a mere mortal…….. Love and trust, take risks and live.
Of course do these things…
But keep a tiny bit of soul to cuddle up to
A tiny reason and part of you
Which wants to live and try again Otherwise you will become as one
Who enters the party dressed to kill
Makes wonderful conversation
And everyone laughs alongside
Never realising your heart
Is a cold and inaccessible tomb.