Let love melt into memory and pain into songs

Peace, my heart, let the time for the parting be sweet.
Let it not be a death but completeness.
Let love melt into memory and pain into songs.
Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest.
Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night.
Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence.
I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way. 

:_RABINDRANATH TAGORE
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I try to fill my arms with her loveliness

I hold her hands and press her to my breast.
I try to fill my arms with her loveliness, to plunder her sweet smile with kisses, to drink
her dark glances with my eyes.
Ah, but, where is it? Who can strain the blue from the sky?
I try to grasp the beauty; it eludes me, leaving only the body in my hands.
Baffled and weary I come back.
How can the body touch the flower which only the spirit may touch? 

:_RABINDRANATH TAGORE
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The meeting that is like all devouring death

Love, my heart longs day and night for the meeting with you for the meeting that is
like all devouring death.
Sweep me away like a storm; take everything I have; break open my sleep and plunder
my dreams. Rob me of my world.
In that devastation, in the utter nakedness of spirit, let us become one in beauty.
Alas for my vain desire. Where is this hope for union except in thee, my God?

:_RABINDRANATH TAGORE
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Free me from the bonds of your sweetness, my love

Free me from the bonds of your sweetness, my love! No more of this wine of kisses.
This mist of heavy incense stifles my heart.
Open the doors, make room for the morning light. 
I am lost in you, wrapped in the folds of your caresses.
Free me from your spells, and give me back the manhood to offer you my freed heart. 

:_RABINDRANATH TAGORE
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DO not keep to yourself the secret of your heart

DO not keep to yourself the secret of your heart, my friend!
Say it to me, only to me, in secret.
You who smile so gently, softly whisper, my heart will hear it, not my ears. 
The night is deep, the house is silent, the birds' nests are shrouded with sleep.
Speak to me through hesitating tears, through faltering smiles, through sweet shame
and pain, the secret of your heart! 

:_ RABINDRANATH TAGORE
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DO not go, my love, without asking my leave

DO not go, my love, without asking my leave.
I have watched all night, and now my eyes are heavy with sleep.
I fear lest I lose you when I am sleeping.
Do not go, my love, without asking my leave. 
I start up and stretch my hands to touch you. I ask myself, "Is it a dream?"
Could I but entangle your feet with my heart and hold them fast to my breast!
Do not go, my love, without asking my leave.

:_RABINDRANATH TAGORE
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My songs are lost in their depths

My heart, the bird of the wilderness, has found its sky in your eyes.
They are the cradle of the morning, they are the kingdom of the stars.
My songs are lost in their depths.
Let me but soar in that sky, in its lonely immensity.
Let me but cleave its clouds and spread wings in its sunshine.

:_ RABINDRANATH TAGORE 
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I could not really believe in love

I never knew about happiness,
I did not think dreams came true,
I could not  really believe in love,
Until I finally met you.

By Joanna Fuchs
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