Poetry Sunday: You and I have Learned

Did you know that Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at the age of 83, was not only an actor and director but that his artistic nature led him into other avenues of expression as well? Those included photography for which he seems to have had a particular talent. There were several exhibitions of his work over the years. 

Those artistic urges also extended to poetry.

Poetry was certainly a secondary artistic expression for the man, but as I read some of his poems yesterday, I found them simple and heartfelt. One would have expected nothing less from the man who was able to bring the logical Spock to life. Here is one of his poems.

You and I have Learned

by Leonard Nimoy

You and I
have learned
The song of love,
and we sing it well
The song is ageless
Passed on
Heart to heart
By those
Who have seen
What we see
And known
What we know
And lovers who have
Sung before
Our love is ours
To have
To share
The miracle is this
The more we share…
The more
We have

And so we have to say goodbye to the man who has left our earthly presence, but fortunately for us, the character that he created lives on. Spock, that most human of souls, will continue to inspire us.


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