Gossamer love

Gossamer love

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

what love is and isn't

"
there is no
such thing
as love
without strings
but they don't
have to be
the kind that bind
and constrict,
made by man
and sanctioned by
a man made god --
let our love
be tethered
by nature
and not design,
gossamer strings
beautiful,
flexible and strong --
ephemeral yet
resilient,
a bond
as God intended
it to be.





© 2018 Lyn Anderson


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This is perfectly gorgeous. I was truly struck by how you took those strings and redefined them in a fluttered heartbeat.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you. Every once in a while we have a thought that takes hold and blossoms into something that .. read more
The unconditional love of a child is perhaps the closest we ever come to those 'gossamer strings,' but it is as fleeting a thing as innocence.

Even belief has strings attached, though for many the binding is welcome.

This is a lovely and thought provoking poem.

Beccy.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you. And lovely to see you again.
Well said:) I agree 100% I never did care for the strings , I like the realism much better. That is a much more truer love.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

thank you very much.
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3 Years Ago

Your very welcome my friend , hope you are doing well btw:)
Although I can't accept the existence of any pre-historic deity I loved your poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

This piece is not intended to be religious, but rather spiritual and natural, and therefore does not.. read more
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An incredibly beautiful flow here, along with the poems imagery there is the image of a poet having these thoughts, this flurry of philosophy and deep feelings you need to get down. I think as writers we can all recognize that passion you are laying down.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate the visit and the review.
I am not a native english speaker, what is gossamer please ?

I recognize what you say about man-made guidelines, the egoic mind at work. Power borrowed from logic or even worse, religion. Not the essence, a fake identity, a character lie.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

gossamer is fine natural insect or spider silk, or a gauzy, airy, natural fabric.
Philip Muls

3 Years Ago

Thanks! Good write
The strings can be warm and soft and welcoming if the partner is the right one. Such tender thoughts here, KL. Lovely. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you Lydia
being blessed with strings that i can swing on and from ....yaaaaaaaaaaaaaahooooooooooooooooo! what love is this? ;) beautiful gossamer thoughts and feelings to start my day ... beautiful heart KL
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

ah thank you my friend. I appreciate the visit and the review.
-- i agree with VanessaandtheCat... this is a divine piece of poetry... but it's not overtly religious and hence an atheist like me can relate to the sentiments expressed... -- i like that you relied on nature to convey the significance of a beautiful bond... and how it should unravel 'naturally' rather than because of an oath "sanctioned by a man made God"... -- there is a sense of emotions flowing in this piece... without any obstructions... a kind of progression towards genuine fruition... and that makes the poet's voice sound very humble and magical... -- it's more of a plea rather than an overpowering sermon and i like that effect a lot... it makes everything that's said very believable...

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

One does not have to believe in a religious god to believe in something bigger than one self -- and .. read more
. serah .

3 Years Ago

-- true, true... i agree with that thought...
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V
I'm in awe with this poem though I'm not much of a believer, either. Your words read kind and almost divine.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much. That is a big word and I am honoured to make that impression.
V

3 Years Ago

You're welcome. :)

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