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Three Balances of Love

ringsThree Balances of Love

The ancient Greeks speak of three different categories of love: Eros, Philia and Agape. Eros is the feeling of love that exists between two people. It is the type of love that burns with intensity. After Eros has burned itself out, Philia must be present for the relationship to endure. This is the kind of love felt between friends, the kind that commands mutual respect. Agape is one step beyond. It is one of complete and total love, and manifestations of such unconditional love, enlightenment, are rare. To this balance I add the final measure of Infinity slightly different from the others as it should be.

Eros

the passion ever
embers
bright always
dawning sun
escaping
mist of salvation

Philia

the bond ever
strengthens
affinity always
magnetic reply
escaping
mist of touch

Agape

the distance ever
dissolves
contact always
immediate universe
escaping
mist of time

Infinity
the love
we have without
looking
where the mist
clears
beyond friendship
into totality

© 2013 lgjaffe

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