Category Archives: Love

Fromm on The Art of Loving

  Erich Fromm wrote the powerful lines: “Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” It might seem at first that it is the feeling of falling in love that is the answer to … Continue reading

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Variations on the Word Love

    People use to expression “love” in many different ways. We can talk of love in the sense that we strongly desire something i.e., I love a coffee mocha in the morning and evening. We can talk of love … Continue reading

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Suzanne – and being touched by someone’s mind

Cohen is one of my favorite singer song writers that combine great music with telling lyrics. He started off as a poet, but found that music paid better and he has managed to combine great lyrics with moving music. This … Continue reading

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“The Salvation of Man is through Love and in Love”

This quote is from Victor Frankl’s book “Man’s search for Meaning”. The book is an account of his time as a prisoner at Auschwitz where Frankl was a survivor. During his time in Auschwitz Frankl claimed that it was his … Continue reading

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Tonight I can write the saddest lines

There is a familiar saying that it is better to have love and lost than never to have loved at all.I am not sure that this is so true in the particular, I think it depends on the sort of … Continue reading

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If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

  The last poem that I posted, “Shattered Head” conjured up feelings of betrayal and false love. Such feelings may also come when people fall out of love or one party decides to move on. Here is a much more … Continue reading

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Shattered Head

I love this poem called “Shattered Head” by Adrienne Rich. I didn’t understand all of it at first. It describes a person walking uphill in the heat of the day, and finding a skull, described as “a shattered head on … Continue reading

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