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#4928 - 15 Mar 06 09:03 Love Poems
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Before going out for a meeting, I just wanna share this poem. Found it displayed in a train in KL. What a considerate public service for my restless soul. It just caught my weary eyes and I love to read and read it again... laugh

Sonnet XLIII

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
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#4929 - 15 Mar 06 09:04 Re: Love Poems
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oh, bollocks.
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#4930 - 15 Mar 06 09:25 Re: Love Poems
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Kuku, I second that.

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#4931 - 15 Mar 06 09:27 Re: Love Poems
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no, that one was by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Elizabeth "Bollocks Browning" was a different poet.

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#4932 - 15 Mar 06 10:07 Re: Love Poems
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Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
If you really loved me
You would have swallowed that!

Dilli - March 2006
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#4933 - 15 Mar 06 10:48 Re: Love Poems
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"true love" is something invented by women to enslave men and force them to be monogamous.
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#4934 - 15 Mar 06 10:53 Re: Love Poems
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Dilli, I haven't seen you put emoticons along with your daily postings...

Hmmm, but your avatar has said it all smile
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#4935 - 15 Mar 06 10:55 Re: Love Poems
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I am in monogamy from the neck up - sometimes! The rest of me is free to do with as I see fit.

I encountered true love once, then it bit me in the ass!
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#4936 - 15 Mar 06 11:08 Re: Love Poems
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by BDPP:
Hmmm, but your avatar has said it all smile
yes, such a happy, cheerful avatar, isn't it? so, unlifting.
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#4937 - 15 Mar 06 11:32 Re: Love Poems
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Emoticons are used to indicate that the writer is joking.

i dont think Dilli is joking..... smile

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#4938 - 15 Mar 06 11:33 Re: Love Poems
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dilligaf:
I encountered true love once, then it bit me in the ass!
Puppies are so faithflu arn't they. What type did you have dili?

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#4939 - 15 Mar 06 11:45 Re: Love Poems
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Golden Shower Retriever
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#4940 - 15 Mar 06 11:46 Re: Love Poems
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And a Long Nosed Ridgeback Swamphound
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#4941 - 15 Mar 06 11:54 Re: Love Poems
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I had a black coated minge hound.

lovely dog. Always rounding up minge for me.

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#4942 - 15 Mar 06 12:04 Re: Love Poems
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Ah, I used to work in an all ladies office. Lots of noise, but on the plus side there were the minge benfits.
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#4943 - 15 Mar 06 12:08 Re: Love Poems
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Hello Dili, good afternoon? Still driling?
Your avatar reminds me to my brother t-shirt, he likes to wear that, especially when he got drunk! But it doesn't mean that was a bad person isn't? I like stuff guy actually.
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#4944 - 15 Mar 06 12:21 Re: Love Poems
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Quote:
Originally posted by KuKuKaChu:
"true love" is something invented by women to enslave men and force them to be monogamous.
True love never dies...and I am still in love smile
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#4945 - 15 Mar 06 12:46 Re: Love Poems
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Quote:
Originally posted by rubyenda:
Quote:
Originally posted by KuKuKaChu:
"true love" is something invented by women to enslave men and force them to be monogamous.
True love never dies...and I am still in love smile
Ahhh....that's the faith i've been looking forward to hear from you my darling friend.
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#4946 - 15 Mar 06 12:47 Re: Love Poems
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SEX never dies... smile
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#4947 - 15 Mar 06 13:00 Re: Love Poems
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Hey MT, still drilling, gotta dash, meeting downtown JKT
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#4948 - 15 Mar 06 13:06 Re: Love Poems
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Dilli is always around for 'ngebor' wink
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#4949 - 15 Mar 06 13:10 Re: Love Poems
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Here my favorite poem :
Echo

Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
As sunlight on a stream;
Come back in tears,
O memory of hope, love of finished years.

O dream how sweet, too sweet, too bitter-sweet,
Whose wakening should have been in Paradise,
Where souls brim-full of love abide and meet;
Where thirsting longing eyes
Watch the slow door
That opening, letting in, lets out no more.

Yet come to me in dreams, that I may live
My very life again though cold in death;
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low,
As long ago, my love, how long ago.
(Christina Georgina Rossetti)
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#4950 - 15 Mar 06 16:04 Re: Love Poems
hanabi Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dilligaf:
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
If you really loved me
You would have swallowed that!

Dilli - March 2006
Sorry babe! Couldn't swallow it... I'm on diet. No creamy stuffs for me... laugh laugh laugh
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#4951 - 15 Mar 06 16:12 Re: Love Poems
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dilligaf:
Hey MT, still drilling, gotta dash, meeting downtown JKT
Wow now you're in Jakarta? Does this any relation with agreement between Exxon and Pertamina? Sorry if too much asking. smile
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#4952 - 15 Mar 06 16:16 Re: Love Poems
hanabi Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by KuKuKaChu:
oh, bollocks.
Come on... Being in love is a sexy thing! cool Luv ya!

Be silent! Be silent!
For love behaves contrary to normal.
Here the meaning hides itself if you talk too much.
-Rumi-
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