What is love?

What is love?

A Poem by Gathering_Stars

love. what is that but a word?
what? but a word? has the world gone mad?
if all of the people who inhabit this planet
would look in your eyes it would surely spin again.
but instead, when i look in your eyes;
the world stops.
time stands still.
a moment lasts forever.
we are in the same moment in which juliet questioned the rose.
therefore, i question love, or rather the efforts to condense emotion into a single
word.
we are in the eternal sunrise where opportunity has no end.
out lives are pure potential, our minds are full of dreams, the universe is at our feet.
we stand here on mountaintops having made the climb
having jumped through hoops
and stand firmly resolved in the constitution of our characters
which are but a compilation of past successes and mistakes.
we look to the valleys behind us which we filled with doubt
we look to our personal trenches sprawled for miles on one side of a battlefield;
the notion that that can be condensed into a word astounds me.

 

© 2009 Gathering_Stars


Author's Note

Gathering_Stars
Sorry about the poor punctuation!

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And, this astounds me! What a magnificent portrayal of "love". I'm sitting here, still spellbound by the profound and rare exhibit of the poet's heart and pen.

"if all of the people who inhabit this planet
would look in your eyes it would surely spin again.
but instead, when i look in your eyes;
the world stops.
time stands still.
a moment lasts forever. "

This is poetic genius as is . . .

"we look to the valleys behind us which we filled with doubt
we look to our personal trenches sprawled for miles on one side of a battlefield;
the notion that that can be condensed into a word astounds me. "

As does the ENTIRE poem. I just didn't think it suitable to copy and past everything :)

So glad to have found you and your talent!

Thank you for sharing.




Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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punctuation dose not count this is a wonderfull write its so true and it grabs at a person and will not let goo great job!

Posted 10 Years Ago


This piece is astounding. I can't count how many times I've thought about this, but you put it perfectly into words. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Posted 10 Years Ago


amazing. i really enjoyed that

Posted 10 Years Ago


Superb writing, a pleasure to read your poetry.

Posted 10 Years Ago


You're a genius..pretty much. I've always wondered why love is one word....when it means so much.
Awesome poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago


And, this astounds me! What a magnificent portrayal of "love". I'm sitting here, still spellbound by the profound and rare exhibit of the poet's heart and pen.

"if all of the people who inhabit this planet
would look in your eyes it would surely spin again.
but instead, when i look in your eyes;
the world stops.
time stands still.
a moment lasts forever. "

This is poetic genius as is . . .

"we look to the valleys behind us which we filled with doubt
we look to our personal trenches sprawled for miles on one side of a battlefield;
the notion that that can be condensed into a word astounds me. "

As does the ENTIRE poem. I just didn't think it suitable to copy and past everything :)

So glad to have found you and your talent!

Thank you for sharing.




Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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