You, Therefore by Reginald Shepherd
There’s no better way to express love than with poems. While it is a tad old-school and archaic to woo someone with words, a love poem is still a chosen method by many who love the idea of love itself. It is amazing to read some of these lines written by some personalities. One such poem is You Therefore by Reginald Shepherd where he praises his women and compares her with the best of nature. Here’s his love poem that is sure to bring a smile to your face.
You are like me, you will die too, but not today:you, incommensurate, therefore the hours shine:if I say to you “To you I say,” you have not beenset to music, or broadcast live on the ghostradio, may never be an oil painting orOld Master’s charcoal sketch: you area concordance of person, number, voice,and place, strawberries spread through your nameas if it were budding shrubs, how you remind meof some spring, the waters as cool and clear(late rain clings to your leaves, shaken by light wind),which is where you occur in grassy moonlight:and you are a lily, an aster, white trilliumor viburnum, by all rights mine, white starin the meadow sky, the snow still arrivingfrom its earthwards journeys, here where there isno snow (I dreamed the snow was you,when there was snow), you are my right,have come to be my night (your body takes onthe dimensions of sleep, the shape of sleepbecomes you): and you fall from the skywith several flowers, words spill from your mouthin waves, your lips taste like the sea, salt-sweet (treesand seas have flown away, I call itloving you):home is nowhere, therefore you,a kind of dwell and welcome, song after all,and free of any eden we can name