First Love by John Clare

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First Love
John Clare

This expressible poetry by a man, who has deep feelings for the one his soul loves, has more meaning hidden between the lines if the reader will take the time to savor it.

The first two lines are simple enough. It was the very first time he ever felt a love go as deep as his soul as soon as he saw her face. It was love at first sight for him. He felt as though he could not move, breathe, and then she looked at him and nothing else in his life mattered anymore but knowing who she was.

Being around her, the blood made his face flush and hot, and his eyes could see nothing but her. The rest of the world suddenly melted away until there was only the two of them.

The words would not come from his mouth that he wished to say, the very words that were in his heart, so he hoped that the way he looked upon her with his eyes would be enough to let her know how he was feeling. He writes that she seemed to hear his silent voice. She must have been able to look into his eyes and see the love that was there. She must have been able to feel the love coming from his heart, without him speaking a word with his mouth. How wonderful for two to meet and fall so much in love and not to have to speak words to know that their hearts song is singing the same song.

The blood in his heart was boiling as if there were a ring of fire around it.

As a heart is given to one so deeply so fully, it can never ever be the same again. The Song of Solomon in the Bible is the greatest love story ever told. It is graceful, and poetic, and best of all it was written by the God of the Universe. Here are a few excerpts:

I will seek him whom my soul loveth Song of Solomon 3:2

Have you seen him, whom my soul loveth? Song of Solomon 3:3

I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him: and I will not let him go Song of Solomon 3:4
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