Topics: Love, Rainer Maria Rilke, Poetry Pages: 2 (578 words) Published: April 15, 2013
Humanities 1100

Romantic and passionate love
To me Romantic and Passionate love is a huge deal that most people take for granted. People today don’t seem to put as much thought into saying “I love you” to someone as they should and don’t really have to same definition of love as some of these poets do. The poet that best represents my definition of love is Rainer Maria Rilke. Her poem simply says this “For one human being to love another is perhaps the most difficult task of all, the epitome, the ultimate test. It is striving for which all other strivings is mere preparation.” This poem represents my definition best because it says that love is difficult. I think most people focus on love as a happy state and it’s all about how you feel at that time. Love to me is a commitment. Love isn’t just a state, its forever. Love is happy but love is also about sacrifice and growing closer even through difficult situation and decision that life throws at you. I like how she calls it the ultimate test. I think that having a “romantic and passionate love” for someone is something you can only share with one person. It’s the ultimate test of sacrifice and endurance and most of all love. Love is a wonderful thing, it’s full of joy and happiness and ultimately becoming one with that person. In this portion of reading it talks about how love changes your perspective of the world around you. I would agree, for me I see things in a much brighter light when I’m around the person that I love. I have more determination to do well and have a better attitude towards things. Being in love I would say I would do anything for him. Our love hasn’t been easy but with everything we’ve been through it has only made our love stronger. I think that is what love is, is not giving up, not only there for the good times but growing closer in the bad and getting through it together. Love is a commitment, it’s you becoming one with someone and sharing your whole self with that person....
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