2015 Poetry Theme Challenge

#08 The Look of Love




Thank you to all of you who took part in the last theme challenge. Now with the NaPoMo challenge with us already we need something to get our poetic teeth into. Love is always a safe bet but to make it more of a challenge I am suggesting the silent communication between eyes. So it's the look or glance that can make the heart flip or sink, a glare from a lover can be just as intense.



The Look of Love



Terry Clitheroe

Lessons of Life - After Gibran
Retrospect
So Dark
You and I

Divena Collins

Inner Passion Released
The Touch of Love
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Jez Farmer

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Leny Roovers

Carving
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Terry Clitheroe

Lessons of Life - After Gibran

His beloved spoke to him and said,
"Tell me of loving" and he replied:

Loving is the giving of one unto another
It is the union of two finding freedom in one
It is the freedom that a bird feels in flight
Hear it's call and feel it's spirit rising
Selfless when it is with it's mate
The two in total harmony and thoughts

Again she spoke to him and said,
"Tell me of our meeting" and he replied:

When two lovers meet for the first time
There is rejoicing in the heavens
It is only what fate has planned
Your soul companion and you united
For many lives have you spent together
And many more will there be.

This time she asked,
"What of dreams" and he replied:

Dreams are only our wishes come true
Each dream is but a continuation of the day
For have I not met my dream in life?
Is not each day merely a dream awake with you?
Do we not please each other every day?
So why should not continue in our sleep?

And his beloved spoke to him and said,
"Tell me of your love for me" and he replied:

Need I say more than simply "I love you"?
A reminder of what I say to you in many ways
Each time I look at you, the cast of eye,
The easy smile, or special look,
The tone of my voice when we speak,
The easy way we talk.

And he said to his beloved

All these things have come to pass and many more
You know I love thee to my very soul
Each morning when I wake my thoughts are of you
Constantly through the day I am reminded
More by simple things than any noble act
And at the end of day my last thought is of you.

And she replied "I am content".



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Retrospect

Looking back is wasting the present's time
Yesterday has gone, today is a further climb.
It has problem moves none are very severe
Some are hard, but not as hard as they appear.
Just be careful that you make the right move
Always remember you have nothing to prove.

True love is different however there's no past
There's nothing about that, which cannot last.
There is no past, nor a time when it cannot be
You've only to look in the eyes of your lover to see.
When you do that you will see a constellation
Often your heart will remember that information.

I have been there before your heart will say
Your soul will remember the place and the day.
You take her hand and feel the link of souls
And the expansion as again you both feel whole.
You hold out your arms, she reaches for your hand
Shoulder to shoulder you walk as Fate planned.



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So Dark

So dark is the night and I am alone.
Listen carefully to the night wind moan
I do not fear the dark, why should I?
I am the mote in your fearful eye
A wisp of smoke or the smell of fear
You begin to panic and I see a tear.

Look back on life that should have been
So pure outside, you appear so clean
Instead you hide your life with a lie
"There are no Ghosts of now", you cry
Ghosts of the Past you brushed away
Mind crimes count for naught you say.

Innocents, all victims of your crime
For evil only exists a finite time
Leave their graves to deny your lie
Justice removes her blindfold with a sigh.
All you have sown it's time to be paying
You grab your chest and feel the pain.



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You and I

You have become part of me.
So very deep, a million lifetimes
My only regret is that it took so long.
I cannot imagine a time or a place
When I have not known you or loved you
Now that I know you again.

Despite the time and all its gaps
The language of our love has not changed
Nor will it in the next million years.
The language of your look at me
No secrets there, only love, purely sent
And my response, returned in full.

It is impossible to say more than that
Because I realised we are complete.
Do we need words when eyes speak
Do we need ears when lips say all
Yet any less would be Love’s defeat
That state could never be you and me.



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Divena Collins

Inner Passion Released

It seems that love has passed me by
At least until tomorrow
When I may find my peace of mind
Who knows what will happen
If only I could be more forthgiving
Maybe I shall stand a chance
But it shall not be for me not ever.

It shall not be for the want of trying
For to try I feel I must
Where is the fantasy within my mind
That could lead him on
Dreams are only all that I might have
With a gift of pleasure
That shall forever for me be deprived.

So on I shall drift yet as aimlessly lost
Deep in a pile of rejects
Cast aside until my love comes along
Yet forever I may wait
But time I am told shall but ever tell
If this shall then be right
Passion may linger forthwith as anew.



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The Touch of Love

I who am obsessed by the touch of love
How may I resist the sin of temptation
Why must you touch within my sense
Of a passion which excites me to flow
May this be the touch I dare not resist
Shall it only be an inborn infatuation
Yet why do temperatures rise so much
If it is ever sensations borne within
Unless the feelings inside remain true
Until then I remain deeply in a trance
So fascinated by the rhythmic motion
That only takes both lovers that know
No true meaning of love lies dormant
But actions shall be more of intensity.


Infinate Love

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Jez Farmer

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Leny Roovers

Carving

Slowly we are changing into a pair
Where one plus one becomes just more than two
As less and less our feathers get ruffled
The wrong way, we develop a pattern
In which gracefulness and understanding
Prevail; our step is light, in harmony
With our mood, there’s room for joyful love.
No longer we stand in each other’s way
So often, as nimbly we walk around
The bumps and blusters of our former life.
We let it be just that, not forgotten,
But accepted, integrated in this
Both fragile and formidable twosome
We are gently carving from once rough stone.


Rodin - Eternal Spring

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