Do You Love Me?

Do You Love Me?

A lover asked his beloved,
Do you love yourself more
than you love me?

The beloved replied,
I have died to myself
and I live for you.

I’ve disappeared from myself
and my attributes.
I am present only for you.

I have forgotten all my learning,
but from knowing you
I have become a scholar.

I have lost all my strength,
but from your power
I am able.

If I love myself
I love you.
If I love you
I love myself.

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2 Responses to Do You Love Me?

  1. the indigent seeker says:

    …and love is not love which alters when it alteration finds…

  2. Rooie says:

    “Love is not love when it asked to be loved…love is the love to be loved..” Rooie.

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