in love with love

by A Florence Clee, my great great UK aunt; published in 1937

Love is like a nightingale that hides from sight,
When he woes his mate on some sweet moon-light night;
Trilling magic music rare, so divinely thro’ the air
Till at last his love mate’s heart thrills with delight

All the world’s in love with love, and so am I,
Love is that which wealth and beauty cannot buy,
Even death and all it’s fears love can defy,
For love that is true can never never die.

Love is like a thorny stemmed but fragrant rose,
That may pierce a careless heart till love o’er flows;
But the wounded heart soon heals, when love’s sweet response it feels,
for the fragrance of love’s perfume sweeter grows:

All the world’s in love with love, and so am I,
Love is that which wealth and beauty cannot buy,
Even death and all it’s fears love can defy,
For love that is true can never never die.

Love is like a bright hued rainbow in the sky,
With its promise that life’s clouds will soon pass by,
After tears like April rain, loves bright sun will shine again,
As the sunbeams kiss the trees and dew-drops dry

All the world’s in love with love, and so am I,
Love is thahich wealth and beauty cannot buy,
Even death and all it’s fears love can defy,
For love that is true can never never die.

4 lives; nearly 500 homes; 1.65 million hectares + livestock + wildlife lost in the past week
in NSW alone, this is more than in the last 3 seasons combined …

Queensland is still burning and should have a similar tally 

 

25 comments

  1. Oh my, what a beautiful poem and remarkable legacy for you and your family. So, so sorry for the tragic outcomes of the horrific wildfires in Australia. Mother Nature is sending ominous messages all around the world. When will we learn?

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  2. Wow you found yet again another treasure from your great aunt. Its amazing to note that how this poem written in 1937 still impacts and touches my (our) heart/s now in c.2019.

    My prayers for all those victims of bushfire and may one day it ends..

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  3. The combination of your aunt’s beautiful poem about love and drama that was caused by fires is shocking! It is a pity of life of people, animals, nature! I feel sorry … Do you know that my media do not inform about the drama? If it wasn’t for your blog, I wouldn’t know …

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  4. What beautiful sentiments from your Great Great Aunt, how special a gift Kate. I find this is filled with hope.. “Love is like a bright hued rainbow in the sky,
    With its promise that life’s clouds will soon pass by,” Keeping Australia in our thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Your lyrical talent rises from your particular brightness (in more ways than one), Kate. Still, some small part of it is due to a sensitivity to beauty that you inherited. And now we know whose genes to thank for that wonder.

    In the piece you brought us today, the words may have been with us for over eighty years, yet they’re as profound and as inspired as though they just were put to paper this afternoon.

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  6. Stay in love with love
    Reading the end, I had words in my head until then, but it’s just, sad. I’m praying for it to get better, to stop burning, for the rain.
    💌🕯🎉

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  7. The writing talent is evident in your genetics. This was beautiful! Like a song with the repeated refrain. I am hoping you are staying safe with fires there. I agree – Mother Nature is sending a clear and loud message….

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  8. 1937!!! Wowza!
    Okay, I may never write another poem again. 🙂
    Your great-great-aunt’s poems are SO great! This one made me smile and sigh! It is an honor and a joy to read her poems that are filled with truth and heart, and are so ponderful and inspiring! Thank you again, for sharing her and her art with us!
    I love that she passed the great-writing-poetry-genes on to you, SweetKate!!! 🙂
    HUGS and continued prayers for those lost, and condolences for all that was lost, in those horrific fires. 😦

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  9. May those who lost their lives find peace in eternity.
    May those who lives got shattered by this tragedy find love and happiness once again.
    May those who risked their own lives for strangers shine brightly for the rest of their lives.

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