Passion


Love Song
 
 
  How shall I hold my soul that it may not
be touching yours? How shall I lift it then
above you to where other things are waiting?
Ah, gladly would I lodge it, all-forgot,
With some lost thing the dark is isolating
On some remote and silent spot that, when
Your Depths vibrate, is not itself vibrating.
You and Me-all that lights upon us, though,
Brings us together like a fiddle-bow,
Drawing one voice from two strings it glides along.
Across what instrument have we been spanned?
And what violinist holds us in his hand?
Oh sweetest song.

Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Sir Frank Dicksee

I can feel your sweet, soft lips touching mine.

Like silk, your lips caress me.
Like fire, your love ignites me.

The Knight Errant
The Knight Errant
Sir John Everett Millais


You will come like a knight in shining armor to rescue me from the painful longing that is ever present in my life.

I long for the sight of you, I long for the touch of you, and I long for the smell of you. I long for you to hold me in your strong arms-our hearts tightly pressed together.

Only you can rescue me from this longing, only you can cure me of this pain.

The Vision of Endymion
The Vision of Endymion
Sir Edward John Poynter

At the full moon, I will step out of the moonlight into your dreams...wearing nothing but my absolute love for you.

You will awaken by falling deeper into your dreams as I lay at your side.

And then I will feel the warm touch of your hands as they find the path that belongs only to you.

The Meeting on the Turret Stairs
The Meeting on the Turret Stairs
Sir Frederick William Burton


There is a chasm in my heart.

It was formed the very first time you said "Goodbye."

And it has only grown deeper with each parting.



 

Paolo and Francesca
Paolo and Francesca
Edward Charles Hallé

Following the Example of the Gods
Following the Example of the Gods
Henryk Hector Siemiradzki


This passion of ours is timeless.

It is alive in every painting, every sculpture, every poem, every song that has ever been dedicated to love.

Evening Mood
Evening Mood
William Bouguereau

 
 
Evening Love Song
 
Ornamental clouds
compose an evening love song;
a road leaves evasively.
The new moon begins

a new chapter of our nights,
of those frail nights
we stretch out and which mingle
with these black horizontals.

Rainer Maria Rilke
 

Spleen and Ideal
Spleen and Ideal
Carlos Schwabe


Longing

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again.
For then the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.

Come, as thou cam'st a thousand times,
A messenger from radiant climes,
And smile on thy new world, and be
As kind to others as to me.

Or, as thou never cam'st in sooth,
Come now, and let me dream it truth.
And part my hair, and kiss my brow,
And say My love! why sufferest thou?

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again.
For then the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day

Matthew Arnold

Pygmalion and Galatea
Pygmalion and Galatea
Jean Léon Gérôme

Paolo and Francesca
Paolo and Francesca
Sir Frank Dicksee

Acme and Septimus
Acme and Septimus
Frederic Lord Leighton

How blissful our love was when we were young!

Our greatest concern was reaching the next moment when we could lay naked in each other's arms. The paleness of my skin against the rich red tones of yours...your spicy scent, the shine of your hair.  

These are the most precious memories of my life. 

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