Let These be Your Desires

~ Kahlil Gibran



Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself
 But if your love and must needs have desires,
 Let these be your desires:
 To melt and be like a running brook
 That sings its melody to the night.
 To know the pain of too much tenderness.
 To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
 And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
 To wake at dawn with a winged heart
 And give thanks for another day of loving;
 To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
 To return home at eventide with gratitude;
 And then to sleep with a prayer
 For the beloved in your heart
 And a song of praise upon your lips.