I have devoted this week to poems about love. Today’s poem matches my vision of love. Love is always in motion, never still. Gentle waves may lap at your ankles one minute and then a tidal wave can take you under the next.
Please enjoy the last installment of Ozarks Maven Love Poems Week.
How Like the Sea By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
How like the sea, the myriad-minded sea, Is this large love of ours: so vast, so deep, So full of myseries! it, too, can keep Its secrets, like the ocean; and is free, Free, as the boundless main. Now it may be Calm like the brow of some sweet child asleep; Again its seething billows surge and leap And break in fulness of their ecstasy.
Each wave so like the wave which came before, Yet never two the same! Imperative And then persuasive as the cooing dove, Encroaching ever on the yielding shore— Ready to take; yet readier still to give— How like the myriad-minded sea, is love. Thank you for reading Ozarks Maven! If you’ve enjoyed my little seeds of wisdom and joy, please subscribe to Ozarks Maven, Like Ozarks Maven on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter @OzarksMaven.
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