Love Ethereal
They ask: "How can you love unseen, unheard, untouched?"
I answer: "If it is she, how can I not?" 

Why couldn't we love across the miles - 
   if life's deafening cannot mask her gentlest whisper, 
   nor its demands conceal my yearning? 

Why shouldn't we love - 
   if love brings close what life divides, 
   if distance cannot weaken the heart's attraction? 

Tell me where lie its earthly boundaries - 
   what barriers can strong passions never topple, 
   nor love more gently cross? 

Love finds love across the world, paths unseen, heralds unheard,
yet ever awaited and ever welcome. 

As for my One, her essence is all I have ... and is everything. 
Her own true self laid bare of facade, free of disguise. 

Truly I know not of her - but I know her - by makeup and spirit, 
her joys and griefs and kindness shared across the ether.

We've shared ourselves in words.  Reached beyond our solitude. 
Committed to each in heart and mind. 

And it is love alone which joins us, untainted by life, unsullied by touch.

More intimate than closeness, more close than touching. 

Love stronger than flesh, more enduring than life. 
For if some day finds death between us, still will the one have 
the words of the other, and still will we be together.




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Ronald Carpenter 
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