Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music…The pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
…If in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure, then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor, into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different.
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution."
God, I can push the grass apart
and lay my finger on Thy heart!
The world stands out on either side
No wider than the heart is wide.