The Map of Love

14 February of 2011 by

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This Monday is Valentine’s day. We wanted to share with you a map and a poem to celebrate it.

One of the ancient maps of the world
is heart-shaped, carefully drawn
and once washed with bright colors,
though the colors have faded
as you might expect feelings to fade

from a fragile old heart, the brown map
of a life. But feeling is indelible,
and longing infinite, a starburst compass
pointing in all the directions
two lovers might go, a fresh breeze
swelling their sails, the future uncharted,
still far from the edge
where the sea pours into the stars.

-Ted Kooser, “A Map of the World”

Happy Valentine’s day!

Maéva

 
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