lean punio

Rookie (oct,01,1990 / sta cruz, laguna, philippines)

In Memory, Love Lives Forever - Poem by lean punio

'In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality....The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.'

George Santayana

'Through love we steal from the time that kills us a few hours which we turn now into paradise and not into hell. In both ways time expands and ceases to be a measure. Beyond happiness and unhappiness, though it is both things, love is intensity: it does not give us eternity but life, that second in which the doors of time and space open just a crack: here is there and now is always. In love, everything is two and everything strives to be one.'

Octavio Paz

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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