I love thee

I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars grow old…
-Bayard Taylor

If you fall in love

If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don’t have it, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.
-Ann Landers

Love never dies

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

Better to have loved

I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
-Alfred Tennyson

A true friend

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
– Arnold H. Glasgow

Just be my friend

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow;
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead;
Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
– Albert Camus

When a friend is in trouble

When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
– Edgar Watson Howe

A friend is someone

A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
– Frank Crane

Your friends will know better

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
– Richard Bach, (Illusions)

The slits on my Arms

At the traffic light
Of my life,
When you caressed my hair
And touched me
Through slits of my cherry shirt
With gentle silky finger,
As if there were a rose framed
In each small window on my arm —
I drank your sounds deep
Of awakening roses,
Light flowed sky blue
From your eyes
And flooded all
The shimmering tongues
At the source
Of my being.

By Anonymous