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Ode to Love---a Poem

Updated on May 13, 2017
"Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words"---and yet Unable to Define Love.
"Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words"---and yet Unable to Define Love.

Love...

Is its magic potion mixed in heavenly heights,

or in volcanic crater of groin so happily insane?

Too sweet not to hurt from those very first sights

with each orgasmic face expressing joy and pain.

Love...

That colorful glow emanating out of soul,

illuminating whole world with its fireworks and craze,

that feeling so able to blind and to cajole

making us surrender to its endless maze.

Love...

A sweet poison to mind and its every sound reason

hidden secret of wars, of ambitions, and fame,

sometimes inspiration for pretense and even treason,

well, who needs hate, if love can ignite the same.

Love...

Source of every beauty, sonnet, and ballet finesse

it's been a cause of being born, and a cause of a wish to die,

every poet's enigma so hard to express,

spurring us to laugh, and more often to cry.

Love...

All moonlights, and roses, and wine combined

can't spell the true name of that emotion

it's beyond any word, any thought, any mind

just familiar to those who have known that devotion.

Love...

A true measure of life without which we are slowly dying

but instantly resurrected at that first certain glance,

just one promising smile that leaves us sighing

like a raindrop on a desert soil in its joyful dance.

Love, and nothing but...


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      John Hansen 2 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      You described the many faces of love wonderfully, Val, my friend. Impressive rhyme scheme too. I liked this poem.

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      Vladimir Karas 2 weeks ago from Canada

      John---I appreciate your kind comment, my friend. I don't know how much longer I will have this inspiration to write poems, but it's fun and a challenge to compose---even more so because English is my second language.

      Namely, I still have to firstly get it in my mind in my native Croatian, and then think of a poetic translation that would be in the spirit of English.

      Anyhow, thank you for your nice comment, it's very encouraging.

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      Michael-Milec 2 weeks ago

      Your masterly writing have touched many aspect of the most powerful force of the universe , LOVE.

      It is real, when genuine.

      For most of those who upgraded faith by knowing, "

      "... God is Love.

      Those who live in God's love live in God

      and God lives in them. "

      Would anyone not like this poem?!

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      Venkatachari M 13 days ago from Hyderabad, India

      A beautiful poem describing the many facets of love. You have described each one so wonderfully and intelligently. Thanks for it.

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      Linda Crampton 13 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a great description of love and its power, Val. The poem is very effective at conveying its message.

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      Larry Rankin 12 days ago from Oklahoma

      Very descriptive!

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      Vladimir Karas 11 days ago from Canada

      Michael, my friend--- Thank you your kind words, somehow I knew you would like my poem, knowing your spiritual depth.

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      Dana Tate 11 days ago from LOS ANGELES

      This reminds me of another saying - It's a thin line between love and hate. You can love with deep passion but also hate with the same intensity. Beautiful poem.

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      Vladimir Karas 11 days ago from Canada

      Venkatachari---I am happy you liked the poem. Thank you for the nice comment, my friend.

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      Vladimir Karas 11 days ago from Canada

      Linda, my friend and my smart fellow-Canadian---Thank you for your kind words.

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      Vladimir Karas 11 days ago from Canada

      Larry---Thank you.

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      Vladimir Karas 11 days ago from Canada

      Dana, my friend---There are some wise words in your comment. Thank you.

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      Michael-Milec 11 days ago

      Val my friend, you are very generous and kind in your response. Thank you so much . Reaction to your poem happened so naturally .

      A poet can't but react on LOVE in prose. Poetry has been lost in Paradise, LOVE is giving us poetry back.

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      Rana Zulfiqar Hyder 3 days ago from Faisalabad

      Love is Life indeed~ beautiful poem of love

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      Vladimir Karas 3 days ago from Canada

      Rana---Thank you, I am happy you liked the poem, I enjoyed writing it.

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