“When I gaze into your eyes
all my pain and grief vanishes,
then when I kiss your mouth
I am made wholly and completely well.
When I lean on your bosom
joy as of heaven comes upon me;
but when you say ‘I love you,’
I must weep bitterly.”
-Robert Schumann, “Wenn ich in deine Augen seh,” a song written for his wife Clara.

“If you love me for beauty,
oh, do not love me!
Love the sun,
She has golden hair!

If you love me for youth,
oh, do not love me!
Love the spring,
it is young every year!

If you love me for treasure,
oh, do not love me!
Love the mermaid,
she has many clear pearls!

If you love me for love,
oh yes, do love me!
Love me ever,
I’ll love you evermore!”
-Clara Schumann, “Liebst du um Schoenheit,” a song written for her husband Robert.

“They shall bear away the coffin
And lower it into the sea;
For such a large coffin
A large grave is due.
Do you know why the coffin
So large and heavy must be?
I also sunk my love
and pain therein.”
-Robert Schumann, “Dichterliebe

“Love has such a power and energy.”
-Phoenix Park-Kim

“Tell me you love me.”
-The title of an upcoming art show in the Nineteen 20 Gallery

“You my soul, you my heart,
All joy and pain to me thou art,
You, the world through which I go,
My heaven too, in which I flow,
You are my grave, to leave in there
Any sorrow or despair.

My rest and peace I find in thee,
From heaven you were sent to me,
Your love enriches all my being,
Your eyes give meaning to my seeing,
Lovingly you raise me high,
My spirit soars to a better I.”
-Robert Schumann, “Myrthen

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About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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