The eloquence of love
Hush, speak softly, whisper, make it intimate,
and the more intimate, the better,
the more quiet, the more eloquent,
the less loquacious, the more expressive,
the less said, the less misunderstood,
and the highest understanding is in silence.
Feelings never speak, since they are only felt,
and that’s love’s greatest difficulty:
for the greatness, honesty, profundity and urgency of feelings,
no expression is enough, no eloquence can render justice;
so the deeper and the more sincere the truth of love,
the less it can be voiced;
and silence, therefore, is love’s highest eloquence.