Saturday, March 25, 2006

More on Poetry and Song

I'm a firm believer in the power of the written word in the form of song lyrics and poetry when it comes to evoking powerful sentiments. This song means says much on many levels. It's a love song, it's a song of hope, but to me the following lines speak strongly on my 'take' on life with MS.....

"It's the heart afraid of breaking.
That never learns to dance."


And the soul afraid of dyin'
That never learns to live."

It's called THE ROSE by Bette Midler and Amanda Broom and is from the film of that name about the life of the late Janis Joplin...................
Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.

It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin'
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose.

I'd like to add a special thanks to my friend Jan of Wisteria House for letting me use her wonderful photos.

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