Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sparkle Poem -Sparkle 4: Different Ways of Experiencing

Some of you may know I am currently taking the Sparkle E Course 31 days of Sparkles. This Sparkle request really touched me. Since I am trying to be creative I took this opportunity to take it even to a higher level than Jaime Asked....

"Pull out your favorite poem and enjoy the different ways the words sink into your heart and mind, and notice how they stay with you"

I have one I have carried in my heart since I read it in the Leaves of Gold my mother gave me when I was young. It is Love by Roy Croft. I have dedicated to people before. I have mostly thought of it to other people. But now after taking Soul Restoration I realize it is speaking TO me as much as it speaks ABOUT others...

I used my Sparkling Mod Podge and MP'd it down on canvas so I could also see it Sparkling before me... I share it with you today...


I love you
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.

I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;

I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can't help
Dimly seeing there,

And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple.

Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.

I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good.
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.

You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.

You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means,
After all.

by Roy Croft