"Perfect love is rare indeed -
for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist,
the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint,the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain."
The night has a thousand eyes, And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies, With the dying sun.
The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies, When love is done.
~ by Francis W. Bourdillon ~