Angels and Air  

warmandsexy52 66M
7186 posts
2/8/2006 1:32 pm

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7/30/2006 5:35 pm

Angels and Air

"Angels and Air" was written by John Donne c.1635. The making flesh of our spirits, our passions, our emotions is so moving and so sensual that I wanted to share it.

Twice or thrice had I loved thee,
Before I knew thy face or name ;
So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame
Angels affect us oft, and worshipp'd be.
Still when, to where thou wert, I came,
Some lovely glorious nothing did I see.
But since my soul, whose child love is,
Takes limbs of flesh, and else could nothing do,
More subtle than the parent is
Love must not be, but take a body too ;
And therefore what thou wert, and who,
I bid Love ask, and now
That it assume thy body, I allow,
And fix itself in thy lip, eye, and brow.

Whilst thus to ballast love I thought,
And so more steadily to have gone,
With wares which would sink admiration,
I saw I had love's pinnace overfraught ;
Thy every hair for love to work upon
Is much too much ; some fitter must be sought ;
For, nor in nothing, nor in things
Extreme, and scattering bright, can love inhere ;
Then as an angel face and wings
Of air, not pure as it, yet pure doth wear,
So thy love may be my love's sphere ;
Just such disparity
As is 'twixt air's and angels' purity,
'Twixt women's love, and men's, will ever be.

warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
2/19/2006 11:01 am

Thank you m for sharing your feelings on this wonderful poem by John Donne. True passion lies within our spirits upon which our mortal flesh like garments lie.

reaching out.....

warm xx

rm_mm0206 70F
7767 posts
2/17/2006 5:08 pm

I knew that I loved you before I met you.......

never knew but do now.....

I so enjoy reading this ... Thanks again and again


warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
2/9/2006 11:07 pm

Oh foxy, the delight of sharing such beauty.

warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
2/9/2006 11:06 pm

So true Tabs. And the timelessness of sensuality itself.

TabithaElectra79 39F

2/9/2006 1:13 am

Amazing, and as saddletrampsk said, timeless...

warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
2/8/2006 10:52 pm

Divinity, I always knew you had real taste. So pleased you like it.

warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
2/8/2006 10:50 pm

Glad you liked it sweetie. John Donne was simply amazing. Everyone should read his poems.

saddletrampsk 55F

2/8/2006 8:02 pm sexy for a poem that is almost 400 years old..timeless..

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