Love's Legacy

Love's Legacy

A Poem by Chris Shaw

How fleeting is the comet's flare
which trails ablaze through dark night sky?
How swiftly moves our time on earth
before we part with sad goodbyes?
And in-between, what does it mean?
It all concerns the seeds we sow.
For love and love alone ensures
the worth of all we choose to grow.

© 2019 Chris Shaw


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The theme of your poem is a "hobby horse" of mine. It's not only the fantasy of poets that love is the greatest force there is, but an actual reality.
The comet, its trail, and the seeds are all great metaphors. The tone of the poem is also one of its strengths - in my opinion. The quiet recognition of the brevity of life, and its acceptance are no small feats. However, we won't really disappear without a trace if we plant and grow with love.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Laz for stopping by. Appreciating your thoughts.

Chris



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This is really good! Did you see the comet? I swear any sky event that happens we have clouds! Grrrrrr

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

I have indeed seen the flare of comet's, however they are fleeting. Patricia, you need a nice clear .. read more
It seems You get my sadness today that You are featuring this one dear Chris. your heart was consumed with sadness when You wrote this. and it's ok. Sometimes we know we have no choice but to let it be and feel it all. You tugged at my heart with this one and You have my tears for it. Love You 🌹💕

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you petal for your lovely words. You are so appreciated.

Chris
We are love controlled , all we own at the end is love , and love is our CV
How much you were loved , and what’s left in the lovers scrapyard ,

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

It's all that counts in the bigger picture. Thank you Stuart.

Chris
Stuart Munro

2 Months Ago

Thanks Chris
Truer words, as they say. Well stated.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Falcon. I appreciate your visit. All good wishes.

Chris
wonderful lines, chris. a snapshot on the cycle of life.
brevity & succinctness is not always easy to achieve, but you've done it well.
cheerio carola

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Carola for your lovely review. You are too generous.

Chris
An emphatically beautiful truth set to pen of page, my friend ...

Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn de Graham

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Many thanks Marvin for your lovely review. All best wishes. Pleased you enjoyed.

Chri.. read more
Sowing the seeds of love and friendship is where our efforts should be....in my opinion. If there is true love then, we can withstand almost anything. I love this little poem that says so much in so few words. Nicely done, Chris!!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Temp. Pleased you like this little poem. All good wishes.

Chris
Excellent Chris. 'What will survive of us is Love' - Philip Larkin.

I am on the Oxford University Facebook Page atm btw : )

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Many thanks Tony for stopping by. Pleased you enjoyed this poem. Hope you are OK.

Chr.. read more
A perfect octave I think Chris, 8 lines of 8 syllabubbles, cascading like a waterfall.
A very nice meaningful poem with excellent rhyming (the internal rhyming at line 5 is so clever).
I am sure that you will be proud to put your name to 'Love's Legacy'.

Kind regards, Alan

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Alan for that lovely encouraging review. Have to admit, I quite like what I have written h.. read more
Alan S Jeeves

3 Months Ago

I told you so
Love is all that lasts and fairly enough that is what concerns and matters the most.
I love the last two lines "For love and love alone ensures the worth of all we choose to grow." It's surprising how it all adds up to one thing at last. LOVE
Beautiful piece💜

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you supernova. This is an older write of mine, out for a breath of fresh air. Pleased you enjo.. read more
supernova_thoughts

3 Months Ago

You're welcome.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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