Nazmul Haque

Rookie - 43 Points (1st March,1978 / Sirajgang, Bangladesh)

Pure Love - Poem by Nazmul Haque

What is pure love?
Pure love is giving your life
just for the sake of giving -
Enjoying the very act of 'giving',
Not waiting for any reward.

The moment any motive gets in,
Love becomes impure;
Unmotivated love is pure,
The moment there is a demand,
Love is polluted,
And the beauty inside is no more.

The love falls from the skies
And becomes very muddy.
Love is the most innocent
Until the seed of desire is sown,
It becomes cunning and clever
And the innocence is lost forever.

Before the serpent persuaded Eve
To eat the fruit of knowledge,
Love was pure.
Thereafter it was no more love-
It was lust.

Hence they became guilty,
Ashamed of being naked.
Love can be naked-
The innocent nakedness,
As it knows nothing of shame,
It knows nothing of guilt.

It is so pure, so innocent,
Like a child,
That it need not hide.
But lust hides,
Lust needs some layer
To cover up its guilty face.

Before the serpent won Eve over,
Love was there.
The Fruit of Knowledge being eaten,
The Fall takes place,
This is the Original Fall-
The fall from love to knowledge,
From the heart to the head,
From innocence to cuningness.

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  • (10/15/2012 10:27:00 PM)

    Loved it... very much pure love (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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