A word recipe for love:


  1. Definition: an intense feeling of deep affection; to feel a deep affection toward someone; a person or thing that one cares very much for

  2. Origin: Old English: lufo - a feeling of love, romance, affection, friendliness; German: lob - praise, lieb - dear beloved


  1. The parts of you that won’t go away,

  2. Or creep up upon you in the night,

  3. Feel their constriction around you,

  4. See them for their ugliness, but

  5. Do not stop there, for behind that

  6. Lies the beauty of their flowers,

  7. Gather them, petals soft against your nose,

  8. Inhale deeply,

  9. And say to them, dear beloved,

  10. You are love.