— Padre Pio Italian saint, priest, stigmatist and mystic 1887 - 1968
„The green of my garden, my sweet sugar, my treasure, my love who cares for nothing in this world.
My master of Egypt, my Joseph, my everything, the queen of my heart's realm.
My Stanbul, my Karaman, my land of the Roman Caesers,
My Badahshan, my Kipcak, my Baghdad, and Khorasan.
O my love of black hair with bow-like eyebrows, with langourous perfidius eyes.
If I die you are my killer, O merciless, infidel woman.“
Mansel, Philip, Constantinople: city of the world's desire 1453-1924 (1995), p. 84
Written to his wife - see the article Hurrem for another translation of this verse.
„O love, whose lordly hand
Has bridled my desires,
And raised my hunger and my thirst
To dignity and pride“
— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
The Forerunner (1920)
Kontext: O love, whose lordly hand
Has bridled my desires,
And raised my hunger and my thirst
To dignity and pride,
Let not the strong in me and the constant
Eat the bread or drink the wine
That tempt my weaker self.
Let me rather starve,
And let my heart parch with thirst,
And let me die and perish,
Ere I stretch my hand
To a cup you did not fill,
Or a bowl you did not bless.
— Allen Ginsberg, kniha Howl and Other Poems
Zdroj: Howl and Other Poems
„My heart, have you no wisdom thus to despair?
My love, my love, my love, why have you left me alone?“
— James Joyce Irish novelist and poet 1882 - 1941
From the poem I Hear an Army http://www.bartleby.com/103/128.html
„O my own, my beautiful, my blue-eyed!
To be young once more and bite my thumb
At the world and all its cares with you, I’d
Give no inconsiderable sum.“
— Charles Stuart Calverley British poet 1831 - 1884
First Love; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„I gave you my arms, my lips, my heart,
My love, my life, my all,
But the best that I had to offer you
I found was all too small.“
— Eddie DeLange American bandleader and lyricist 1904 - 1949
Song Shake Down The Stars
— Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas French writer 1544 - 1590
Second Week, Fourth Day, Book ii. Compare: "My fair son! My life, my joy, my food, my all the world", William Shakespeare, King John, act iii. sc. 4.
La Seconde Semaine (1584)
— Jeff Buckley American singer, guitarist and songwriter 1966 - 1997
— Jessica Bird U.S. novelist 1969
Zdroj: Lover at Last
„Don't suffer! O my body, O my vital, O my mind, O my heart, do not suffer. Do not cherish suffering. Don't act like a fool. Don't think that your suffering is going to accelerate your spiritual progress.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
Everest Aspiration (1977)
— Frank O'Hara, kniha Meditations in an Emergency (book)
Zdroj: Meditations in an Emergency
„O lift me from the grass!
I die! I faint! I fail!
Let thy love in kisses rain
On my lips and eyelids pale.
My cheek is cold and white, alas!
My heart beats loud and fast:
O press it to thine own again,
Where it will break at last!“
— Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Indian Serenade
The Indian Serenade (1819), st. 3
— Jean Rhys, kniha Voyage in the Dark
Zdroj: Voyage in the Dark
„My dear Aysel. First I want you to strongly believe and to be sure that I love you with all my heart. You should not doubt this. I love you and I will always love you into eternity; My life, My love, My dear.“
— Ziad Jarrah September 11th hijacker 1975 - 2001
Letter to Aysel Şengün (2001)
— Mansur Al-Hallaj Persian mystic, revolutionary writer and teacher of Sufism 858 - 922
Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis (1978) by Steven T. Katz, p. 92; four centuries later the Christian mystic Meister Eckhart would make a very similar assertion: "The eye with which I see God is the same with which God sees me. My eye and God's eye is one eye, and one sight, and one knowledge, and one love."
I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart. I asked: Who art Thou? <br/> He answered: Thou.
As quoted in Sufism : The Mystical Doctrines and Methods of Islam (1976) by William Stoddart , p. 83
I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart
And said: "Who are you?" He answered: "You!
As quoted in In the Company of Friends : Dreamwork Within a Sufi Group (1994) by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, p. 86
I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart, and I said "Who are you?" and he said "Your Self."
As quoted in The Modern Alchemist : A Guide to Personal Transformation (1994) by Iona Miller, p. 119
I saw my Lord with the Eye of my heart,<br/> And I said: Truly there is no doubt that it is You.<br/> It is You that I see in everything;<br/> And I do not see You through anything (but You).
As quoted in "Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj" at Sidi Muhammad Press http://www.sufimaster.org/teachings/husayn.htm
Kontext: I saw my Lord with the eye of my heart.
He said, "Who are you?" I said, "I am You."
You are He Who fills all place
But place does not know where You are.
In my subsistence is my annihilation;
In my annihilation, I remain You.
— Diana Gabaldon, kniha Drums of Autumn
Varianta: Your face is my heart
Zdroj: Drums of Autumn
„Yeah I love my baby, heart and soul
Love like ours won't never grow old
She's my sweet little thang, she's my pride and joy
She's my sweet little baby, I'm her little lover boy“
— Stevie Ray Vaughan American guitarist, songwriter and recording artist 1954 - 1990
"Pride and Joy"
„You are the sun, you make me shine, or more like the stars, that twinkle at night. You are the moon that glows in my heart. You're my daytime, my night-time, my world…you are my life.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
You Are My Life
„I want you to have this,
all the beauty in my eyes,
and the grace of my mouth,
all the splendor of my strength,
all the wonder of the musk parts of my body,
for are we not talking about real love, real love?“
— Meera Bai Hindu mystic poet
Meera Bai, in [ http://books.google.co.in/books?id=fpcvv5pGKWMC&pg=PA250 Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West], p. 250