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Author Name: Freejohncarter 13 Comments
Date Added: July 14, 2007 08:07:54 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Love is

Love is


It is the gentle that reaches

And touches our heart

It is the warmth of a hand

Of understanding.

It is the empty

When we are alone

It is the hand that reaches

Into the night seeking

The softness of a touch

A yearning for so much

The cold and dark and

Wasted days

Are as empty

As the eyes

Of a captive bird.

A butterflies wings

Forever silent or seen

fragmented by the eye
In the silence of an ever stirring dream.




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Comment By: FreeJoe on July 22, 2007 01:09:56 PM Report
Nice one John, I think you have captured the essence of love very well in this piece. Joe
Comment By: FreeChuck on July 21, 2007 04:00:52 AM Report
That is great stuff right there...a perfect ending...the dream is if the dream is something that calls to you in the night...a longing for something not yet achieved...without rest...yet no more in accomplishment reached...A great piece...I like this one and I can't think of anything else to say about love...nice work. 
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on July 18, 2007 04:30:13 PM Report
I love to read the workings of the poetic man


Ali x

Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on July 18, 2007 12:53:33 AM Report
I loved reading this lovely tender piece. Very nice.


Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on July 16, 2007 02:59:28 PM Report
Very nicely done John, Joe
Comment By: FreeAdri on July 16, 2007 02:28:34 PM Report
Oh this is so utterly beautiful.  Soft and gentle, you say it just how it is. 

Adri x

Comment By: FreeSilkinTears on July 16, 2007 12:42:38 PM Report
Great imagery...Love is all that...lovely John.

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on July 15, 2007 03:12:58 PM Report
A very romantic piece, as you are, John...:O)...Just kidding, buddy. True love is all that. Very lovely images in this poem...len
Comment By: FreeNataly Hachem on July 15, 2007 01:20:59 PM Report
You are describing the feelings I feel right now, as I am newly wed. Lovely poem, John. May love always fill your life.


Comment By: FreeAimee on July 15, 2007 08:10:01 AM Report
I see we are in competition for writing a better love poem! :) Don't worry, you seem to be winning....for now!

Such a great poem; woven together with strings of imagery and metaphors that would make any of the great poets envious, yet still conveying a heartfelt sense of emotion that sterile language cannot always acheive.

Lots of love,

Aimee xxx

Comment By: FreeHeike on July 15, 2007 05:17:20 AM Report
A very fine piece, John.
Your imagery is without compare.
May that butterfly settle on your hand :-).

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 14, 2007 11:56:13 PM Report
Love is strange in so many ways..some times  silence we hear more.

Hug a nd love~ Scarlett

Comment By: Freeb doneff on July 14, 2007 10:57:51 AM Report
Oh yes, it is all this and more.  The line about wasted days being asempty as the captive bird's eyes was interesting, and immediatley sent me to thinking how true that was. As though something sadly missed. Very true representative of how it can be. Nice style and warmth in this one. Barbie


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