Valentine

Feeling you, I touch feeling
Touching you, I feel touched
Knowing you, I know knowing
No noetic notions know such.

And liking you is lovely
As loving you is like
wise profound and full -
Happiness happening.

Deeper and deeper dependence
Over and overwhelmed
Clothed in cloaks of cleverness
I close the closeness out.

Feeling you, I touch feeling
Touching you, I feel touched
Sheltering you I am sheltered
From feeling too strong or too much.

                 - Josh Mitteldorf 1976