Photo courtesy of Victor Poirier

The spirit of Eros alights on lovers

And with his blessing bestows

The sweet joy and sweet sadness

That inspires all lovers

To acts of love and divine madness

And the lovers who are brave enough

To be fools and jump recklessly

Into love’s vulnerable abyss

Of naked need and poverty

Will forever dwell divinely

In love’s sweet joy and sadness

Protected from worldly woes

By love’s divine madness