Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Prayer For Revolutionary Love


That a woman not ask a man to leave meaningful work to
follow her.
That a man not ask a woman to leave meaningful work to
follow him.

That no one try to put Eros in bondage.
But that no one put a cudgel in the hand of Eros.

That our loyalty to one another and our loyalty to our work
not be set in false conflict.

That out love for each other give us love for each other's work.
That our love for each other's work give us love for one another.

That our love for each other give us love for each other's work.
That our love for each other's work give us love for one another.

That our love for each other, if need be,
give way to absence. And the unknown.

That we endure absence, if need be,
without losing our love for each other.
Without closing our doors to the unknown.

-Denise Levertov

2 comments:

Grace said...

that was so beautiful! I felt it's true to my bones.

When we love someone in the manner spoken of here, it would truly be revolutionary.

Thank you! :) And thanks for visiting my blog!

Anonymous said...

Connie, this is just lovely and a perfect message for me right now.