Poem 169 – Where Shall We Find Such Love?

Where shall we find such love,
Which of ye will be mortal to redeem
Man’s mortal crime?

Milton, Paradise Lost, Book III, 213-215

Where shall we find such love
As I see in those two strangers’ eyes,
In the way their arms link and their smiles are matched,
The joy they reveal with their merry cries?

How can we find such joy,
It will not come if we hunt it down,
Yet it comes not when lured like a fish,
Nor comes if we sit here and wait to drown
In our loneliness.

Where shall we find such love,
From whence issues the thing we pursue?
I cannot speak for us, but only for I,
It is in these moments with you.

***

Dear readers,

The above quote comes from God, revealing that to compensate for Man’s fall, one of the heavenly host must agree to die (they are most reluctant to do so, until the Son comes forth). However, I simply found the line I opened with entrancing, and decided to write this around it. I hope that you enjoy it.

Kind regards,

The Hapless Neo-Romantic

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