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Gwendolyn Brooks - To Be In Love

To be in love 
Is to touch with a lighter hand. 
In yourself you stretch, you are well. 
You look at things 
Through his eyes. 
A cardinal is red. 
A sky is blue. 
Suddenly you know he knows too. 
He is not there but 
You know you are tasting together 
The winter, or a light spring weather. 
His hand to take your hand is overmuch. 
Too much to bear. 
You cannot look in his eyes 
Because your pulse must not say 
What must not be said. 
When he 
Shuts a door- 
Is not there_ 
Your arms are water. 
And you are free 
With a ghastly freedom. 
You are the beautiful half 
Of a golden hurt. 
You remember and covet his mouth 
To touch, to whisper on. 
Oh when to declare 
Is certain Death! 
Oh when to apprize 
Is to mesmerize, 
To see fall down, the Column of Gold, 
Into the commonest ash.

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Poet: Gwendolyn Brooks
Poem: To Be In Love
Poem of the Day: Jan 28 2017

Comment 13 of 13, added on November 24th, 2012 at 8:00 AM.
to be in love

really this poem is very good one. before understand this poem we have to love , if we do,then we wil better understand this poem ..........

satyajit from India
Comment 12 of 13, added on June 4th, 2011 at 7:45 AM.
Test, just a test

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest from United States
Comment 11 of 13, added on April 18th, 2010 at 4:46 PM.

I just read this poem because as we speak I am doing a research paper on it. I can 100% relate to this poem and I have personally felt all of these feelings in the poem. "You cannot look into his eyes Because your pulse what not say What must not be said." THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. There are no words for this poem. She is explaining that when 2 people are in love they become 1. I coul not help but smile when I read this. WOW.

Rachael from United States

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