About Love and Poetry
Love has been the subject of much poetry for several millennia. It's still a powerful muse for the wordsmith in all types of verse, from the very formal to the free-flowing prose poem to the songs that hearts dance to.
Love has many aspects. It can be the unconditional love as expressed in the Bible in 1 Corinthians 13. It can be unrequited. It can be joyful. It can be the tragic love in Romeo and Juliet. It can be false, enduring, mournful, humble. There are few words in any language that can encompass the entire idea of love as expressed in poetry.
Love can also vary with the characters involved. Love is an emotion shared between lover, friends, parents and children. The stage on which love plays out is too vast for human comprehension.
In this page I have posted several poems that I wrote to explore some of the facets of love and passion. Each one is a little different. I hope you enjoy them.
Love is a Circus
Our love was an illusion,
A freak show full of clowns
With painted faces
I came to this conclusion
When I thought of you.
Your falsehood took me to places
Crowds of people laughing-
My heart on a high wire.
Through strains of a calliope
I tried to do the balancing act,
To be with you, but….
No one was there to catch me.
I am still falling.
Paper Girl: I love You
Rhyming Love Poems- Your Love Make All Things Possible
My love will wait
Until our time has come-
A time when our two hearts
Will beat as one.
My longing heart
With peace and patience waits,
Our separateness abates.
My love will never die,
Not even if
You never choose to share with me this gift,
It lives in dreams and visions
In my mind,
A joy I’ll have throughout
The rest of time.
But better yet,
If your love you share,
you'll know how much
I alqays longed to share..
You touch me in my dreams,
In ways I didn't think
that I could feel; your image seems so real,
and then I quiver in my mind.
The mountains that I climb
are made of you. Thoughts of what I would do
without your resistance creep stealthily into my existence.
You touch me in my thoughts
Where we're together
but there’s no reality.
I'd like it better
If you were here.
That's not right, where are
You hiding out tonight?
We’re apart, and I
Still wait for you.
Annabel Lee, a Love Poem by Edgar Allan Poe
Mourning My Love
The only sounds ‘tween life and death
Are a heartbeat, and a breath.
These telltale sounds were not in Seth
Very late one summer’s day,
My head upon his chest I lay,
But he’d already slipped away.
I sought the drumbeat of his heart
To hear his gentle respiration
But only silence did impart
The shell that once held his creation.
I clung to him as he grew cold-
No sounds allowed that demon death.
There was no heartbeat, and no breath.
So here I’ll stay
'til I grow old,
And have no heartbeat, have no breath.
I want no life without my Seth.
ee Cummings- Love Poem
One Night's Passion
White sand under orange sky,
Imprints made by you and I.
The blue waves were our lullaby
As the sun slowly said goodbye.
Silver moon our only light,
The love we made there blessed the night,
Bound together, hearts took flight.
In your arms the world seemed right.
By dawn, moon’s gone, and so are we,
Our night of love a memory,
Our imprints washed into the sea.
I smile, and then I let it be….
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