Love Never Fails



Of all forces, the
Highest form of energy,
Above all others,
Divinely superior,
Is love of God for mankind.

It defeats hatred,
Jealousies of all natures.
It has much patience
Greater than all human faith.
Steadfast and unwavering.

Love is never rude.
Does not delight — not boastful.
Love does not envy.
Is not easily angered.
Full of hope, love never fails.

About this poem

First Corinthians 13:4-8a describes aptly the nature of divine or Godly love. This three-stanza Tanka poem amplifies that statement by positing and asserting that Godly love, known otherwise as ágape (in biblical Greek) or as ahabah (in Biblical Hebrew), is the highest form of universal energy. P.S: Congratulations granddaughter Mikaiya Beasley, on becoming thirteen years old today. Love you. ❤️

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Written on May 19, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on May 19, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XABXX XBXXX XXAXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 367
Words 77
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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