Ishaisms, Love


Something so divine can never be my doom,
something so pure and sanctified, can never undo,
all that I am, by love, is grown
to magnanimity, to everlasting bloom.

I am no fool here, not even blind;
all my senses are awake; and my mind
is in tune with my spirit, purged, purified,
by this heart’s desire fulfilled, this soul’s thirst satisfied.

Pity those that think love isn’t strength,
may mercy pull them out of their chaotic labyrinth,
may they see that love is the only blessing sent,
without prejudice and judgment, to both sinner and saint.

Love isn’t weakness, nor fragility, but the sweet
purpose of each soul that on earth does meet –
for it is better to die of love and wake in it,
than to die of life and forever, remain asleep…

ยฉ Dark River, a deluge of poetry – Isha Garg

28 thoughts on “Love”

  1. Most unfortunately, I did not study the writers of antiquity nor the romantic poets of the last few centuries. But if you presented this to me as a little known, uncovered piece from Keats or Browning I would have thanked you for sharing. In other words, this has the taste of another era and the allure of beautiful prose. I love the flow from one line to the next, and the ending …. oh the ending โค
    In conclusion, one of my favourites – the substance of which is truly deserving of the mighty title! xo

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    1. I really had to let this sink in! I think you’ve taken praisonomics to a whole new level… I mean, Keats? Browning? Really?! Oh my! You’ve made my year, dear Diana. I am so glad you liked this so much (and I also think you should refresh your memory of the romantic poets of old to know how far fetched your praise is, hehe)!
      One of your ‘favourites’ is something I both cheer and cherish. Truly, truly grateful for your words ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜

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      1. Hark! The science of praisonomics stands firm against the hazy false memory that tells me I did not reply to your message!? Although Iโ€™m sure I did! Did I dream it? Iโ€™m all higglety pigglety in my mind these days. Forgive my hushed moments and know that I adore you and your writing… โค๏ธ Life, busy, ugh….

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      2. Thank you, dearest Diana, and please know that though I miss you dearly, I know you are caught up on life and its higglety pigglety moments hehe ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ All my love โค๏ธ


  2. case well presented, leaving the reader no choice but to agree, love must indeed be our salvation. But the heretics wonder why is it that death always props up with any treatise on the subject.

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  3. “for it is better to die of love and wake in it,
    than to die of life and forever, remain asleepโ€ฆ”
    This is absolutely gorgeous and holds so much truth! Thank you for this wonderful post! I want to read it over and over again because I sense all the love! Truly amazing!

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    1. Kevin, I’m truly over the moon with that! It is moments like these when I realise how poetry can move people across the globe, that I’m inspired to post more! Thank you kind one! I’ll remember this.

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