October 05, 2012

Love is what it is

When night falls in Egypt I see tweeps on my timeline opening up, thinking of love, yearning for warmth and often too afraid to give it a try. The wonderful Austrian born poet Erich Fried, who lived in London but wrote in German, composed a beautiful answer to that, which inspires us to take the risk of losing our heart. Because there is no other option, no matter what we think.

Because love is what it is.


What it is               (by Erich Fried, 1921 - 1988)

It is nonsense
says reason
It is what it is
says love

It is a disaster
says calculation
It is nothing but pain
says fear
It is hopeless
says intelligence
It is what it is
says love

It is ridiculous
says pride
It is careless
says caution
It is impossible
says experience
It is what it is
says love