Sunday, July 3, 2011

Give All to Love....

Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
Friends, kindred, days,
Estate, good fame,
Plans, credit, and the muse;
Nothing refuse.

'Tis a brave master,
Let it have scope,
Follow it utterly,
Hope beyond hope;
High and more high,
It dives into noon,
With wing unspent,
Untold intent;
But 'tis a god,
Knows its own path,
And the outlets of the sky.
'Tis not for the mean,
It requireth courage stout,
Souls above doubt,
Valor unbending;
Such 'twill reward,
They shall return
More than they were,
And ever ascending.

Leave all for love;—
Yet, hear me, yet,
One word more thy heart behoved,
One pulse more of firm endeavor,
Keep thee to-day,
To-morrow, for ever,
Free as an Arab
Of thy beloved.
Cling with life to the maid;
But when the surprise,
Vague shadow of surmise,
Flits across her bosom young
Of a joy apart from thee,
Free be she, fancy-free,
Do not thou detain a hem,
Nor the palest rose she flung
From her summer diadem.

Though thou loved her as thyself,
As a self of purer clay,
Tho' her parting dims the day,
Stealing grace from all alive,
Heartily know,
When half-gods go,
The gods arrive.

*** I first read this poem when I was 13... now, I am .. hehe.. just another grumpy old man (GOM) but it's better to be a GOM than a CONfused Old Man (okay... let's stop them acronym game same.. hehe!).... but today I thought of this poem soem... by Ralphie Waldie Emersoney!

I always thought I could live my life all by myself (without your help!) but now I feel that love is above all them circus acts... I may die broke, I may not fulfill my dreams but I will fight for my love because there is nothing higher than loving someone more than life itself!

Wooaah.. I didn't know I could be so cheesy... maybe it's because I lob cheesecake (used too.. helps when your sister has a bakery kya...) but now I can't get enough of her double chocolate cake sake (not the japani raksi ni feri!)!

Well, my good friend Derek once told me that "it's always good to end a paper with a quote. He says someone else has already said it best. So if you can't top it, steal from them and go out strong."


  1. "Go out strong" pleae tell me this doesn't mean you're stopping blogging? What will i read? How will i waste time?

  2. Hahah.. noo.. that's a quote from American History X!!

  3. @Amanda... hehe.. no I am not stopping blogging slogging... and thanks for making me the 'official time waster' hehe!
    @Shethinkstoherself... heheh.. yes it is! You win a double chocolate cake!

  4. mero favorite geet! daju, love your taste in music k!

    Professori :)