Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Everybody Hates A Love Poem


Love is, to a large extent, a calling
To the dawning of every coming day
To the twisting turning on the way
To the waking the aching and the dismay
That must hold you to its breast
To count the heartbeats there

Love is, in many ways, a surrender
Of selfishness to the moment
Of days to an ideal
Of thoughts that wander too close
to the edge of the day
Of the body’s new beginnings

Love is, in all instances, a dream
That pours you your next drink
That paints the skylight stars
That holds you to your word
In the wooden afternoon
And refuses to be woken

15 comments:

practical industrial applications said...

I've said it before...I'm a sucker for romantic poetry:)

Pisces Iscariot said...

pia: okay, not everyone then :)

designing wally said...

I don't believe in love, at least as the populous refers to it.
But my desire is that someday, someway, I will stand corrected.
Fat Chance.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

The image is more of an ethereal feeling — and you have answered some questions, here. -J

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

Love is the crucible that refines the soul and the heart is the receptor that pays the toll.

Sigh.
Really enjoyed these words-o-yorn.

Harlequin said...

oh, my.
this sings... and wails, and howls.
and sighs.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Jayne: I did? what were the questions?

Lobi: Nice one :)

Harlequin: ahoooooo!

Pisces Iscariot said...

dw: "I don't believe in love, at least as the populous refers to it" I get where you're coming from and if that is love then I don't believe in it either.

Everyday Goddess said...

very intriguing, i like your work.

Brian Miller said...

you have some great thoughts on love...very eloquently presented...nice...

and congrats on the goddess award

JJRod'z said...

been aching these past few days... i think this poem made me re-evaluate things...

thank you for the post!

jj

Pisces Iscariot said...

Everyday: Hey thanks for the award!

Brian: figure the current idiom for love (from both sides of the gender gap) is a candy pink fantasy - the reality has more depth and more breadth.

Pisces Iscariot said...

JJRod'z: thanks for dropping by

Titanium said...

You sure made it hard to hate this one. Long after the 'candy pink fantasy' pops like well-chewed bubble-gum, love is making dinner over a wood-fired oven.

Glad to have read this piece, gladder still to have discovered your writing.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Titanium: Strong metal welcome here :)