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Poetics for the Contemplative Journey of Love

Updated: Jan 1, 2023

What can be said about love that poets have not explored? But contemplative poetics goes deeper because, while poets dance around love, contemplatives embody love as the foundation of their journey. What is the difference? Poets describe love with their enticing adjectives, whereas contemplatives elevate love to an action verb, lived fearlessly by detaching from lamentations of the past, and ghosts from the future that seldom materialize. So, what is the essence of love? To be lost in the arms of your lover, and never return to the pounding physicality of those who can only see Earth as earth. Loving with abandonment simply means to release the disillusionments you carry from the time when you were young and your heart was an open book.

Some of the worthiest do not share their gifts of love because fear dominates their intentions. There's nothing more gratifying than a decisive nod when invited by a potential partner to a dance of joy. That instance when hesitation does not deter commitment, a glimpse of invincibility reigns in an exalted state of bonding. Such is the transcendence we can embrace by loving, as if forever, despite having knowledge of our mortality.

Such is the way of the Drift.

Poetics for the Contemplative Journey of Love

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