You are the drop, and the ocean.
You are kindness, and anger,
You are sweetness, you are poison.
Do not make me more disheartened.

You are the chamber of the Sun,
You are the abode of Venus,
You are the garden of all hope.
Oh, Beloved, let me enter.

Love: The Joy That Wounds - Love Poems of Rumi

Our secret sea,
Of feelings from the heart;
Inside you and me,
Never should depart.

Each is there to teach,
And giving so much;
Some we can’t reach,
Even with fingering touch.

Burning love to ashes,
Ever changing sky;
Heart and content passes,
Some of them will die.

Distance grow and fall,
What we have to say;
Our love’s therefore all,
Though we don’t know today.

Trust you heart with this,
For it is not always here;
Just like a fondly first kiss,
Always through years - is near.

Our Secret Sea, Peter S. Quinn

…I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.

Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets (Sonnet XVII)

Soneto XVII

No te amo como si fueras rosa de sal, topacio 
o flecha de claveles que propagan el fuego: 
te amo como se aman ciertas cosas oscuras, 
secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma. 
Te amo como la planta que no florece y lleva 
dentro de sí, escondida, la luz de aquellas flores, 
y gracias a tu amor vive oscuro en mi cuerpo 
el apretado aroma que ascendió de la tierra. 
Te amo sin saber cómo, ni cuándo, ni de dónde, 
te amo directamente sin problemas ni orgullo: 
así te amo porque no sé amar de otra manera, 
sino así de este modo en que no soy ni eres, 
tan cerca que tu mano sobre mi pecho es mía, 
tan cerca que se cierran tus ojos con mi sueño.

- Pablo Neruda, Cien sonetos de amor

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross