Diana van den Berg

(4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

Love’s Gratitude


Sometimes, mutual gifts
both of them given in quiver-love and soulful understanding
and both received in solemn gratitude of purpose,
can bring
a lifetime’s pain,
a thick forever blade,
twisting,
twisting,
twisting
in two noble hearts
and agonised in love
in the silent hours.

(19 September 2011)

Submitted: Friday, August 16, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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