I AM WISE IN THE WAYS OF LOVE

 

I am wise in the ways of love,

I have loved a thousand beauties

In far-flung places, in all climes,

And chased such sweet apparitions

To the edge of a precipice.

Deep I’ve drank from the grail of love

And ate lust’s apple to the core.

I’ve searched for the ideal one

From land to sea to blue of sky

But I have not found her until

I gazed into your loving heart,

Plumbed the depths of your Pacific

Mind and touched your diamond soul.

Then lightning-like it dawned on me

My odyssey was over, I

Who am wise in the ways of love.

 

Los Angeles

Feb. 29, 2012

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