Richard Francis Burton

(1821 - 1890 / England)

Love Is Strong


A VIEWLESS thing is the wind,
But its strength is mightier far
Than a phalanxed host in battle line,
Than the limbs of a Samson are.

And a viewless thing is Love,
And a name that vanisheth;
But her strength is the wind’s wild strength above,
For she conquers shame and Death.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Vidi Writes (4/18/2008 8:44:00 AM)

    'For she conquers shame and Death'

    Do we have this strength in our love?
    Thought provoking... (Report) Reply

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