Love Comes to Those Who Love
Music: Fugue in B-flat minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.
|Love comes to those who love, who find their joy|
In others' joy, their tears in others' tears.
Those in need receive the gifts that buoy
Them through the misspent yearnings of their years.
Weakness is a strength, and power none,
For none has power to compel affection.
Passion to the self-consumed may come,
But love looks for the grace of its reflection.
Love is like a tide that comes and goes,
And comes and goes according to the moon,
Giving and receiving as it flows
Between high headlands weathered and rough-hewn.
For love becomes itself the cause of love,
A double-knot not easy to remove.