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What Love means

What Love means / Was Liebe bedeutet / Que el amor significa  

Love's soft petals fall
Leaving bare thorny branches
Heady perfume gone
But with care and attention
From one rose grows a bouquet


Zarte Liebesblüten fallen
Nur nackte dornige Zweige bleiben
Kein berauschender Duft mehr
Doch mit Pflege und Liebe
Wird aus einer Rose ein Bouquet


Pétalos de amor caen
Dejando lampiñas ramas espinosas
No más embriaga perfume
Pero con cuidado y atención
Crece de una rosa un ramillete


Love a blooming rose
Always flowering in us 
And nourished by faith
A never ending story
A safe heaven for our soul



Liebe eine blühende Rose
Sie blüht immer in uns
Genährt durch Vertrauen
Eine unendliche Geschichte
Zuflucht für unsere Seele 



El amor es una rosa
Floreciendo en nosotros
Alimentados por la confianza
Una historia sin fin
Refugio de nuestra alma



Note: Co-written with Jack Horne for Walayee's Soup Member Contest

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  1. Date: 5/18/2011 8:22:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your win in Walayee's fine contest Gert.....:)

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 5:39:00 PM
    So educated and charming you two! Huzzah! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 12:17:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win in Lay's contest Gert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 8:50:00 AM
    Great job Gert, Congratulations on your honored place in the winner's circle. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 6:25:00 AM
    We placed 7th : ) Thanks for working with me, Gert - it was great fun

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 11:27:00 PM
    GERT, yuo always fascinate me... ang ganda ng tula mo!! :) golden congrats to you..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 6:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of walayee, Gert

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 4:40:00 PM
    Dear Gert, congratulations on your win with this collaboration. I'm sure Jack is elated as well. You did a great job writing together. You remain in my prayers and I hope you have some good news regarding your health problems soon. Miss you! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 4:23:00 PM
    Congrats Gert on your wonderful win with jack in the collaboration contest by Lay.. this is super awesome as I read it before and just knew it would do well in the contest..enjoy my friend with luv.. kudos to Jack who is great...

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 3:31:00 PM
    Congrats in all languages!! Lay

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 7:17:00 PM
    really liked this one. thank you for reading the cellar door and for your comment

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 9:31:00 AM
    I absolutely love this Gert, awesome totally awesome collaboration. Wishing yourself and Jack the best of luck for Lay's contest.. :) Wilma

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 6:37:00 AM
    Hope u are feeling much better dear friend Gert and wishing u great success with your collab one more time luv.. appreciate your wonderful comments on my entry for Michael's new contest ..happy Sunday to u ..

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 4:02:00 PM
    Glad to see you have the entire poem entered now, Gert. I'm pulling for you and Jack to take home the prize in this contest -- even though it may just be glory. Fabulous collaboration! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 5:17:00 AM
    Jack and Gert .. a terrific combination to exude these fabulous lines of breathless luv..my friend.. wonderful entry for Lay's contest..good luck..so nice to see u both entering as a team luv.. awesome and adorable...

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 9:16:00 PM
    Two romantic guys there!! WEre you doing all the Spanish, Gert. You guys are sure to score big with this one!

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 12:03:00 PM
    So beautiful, Gert. You and Jack worked very well on this one and I already left a comment on the poem he posted yesterday. Jack is right, you both need to post the entire poem and each of you has to enter it in Walayee's contest. Hope to see your work in the winners' circle! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 10:09:00 AM
    This is really a beautiful and touching take on love-- I wish you and Jack all the best in Wayalee's contest :) I am sure this will do really well :)

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 9:23:00 AM
    yes, how true, a safe haven for all of us, Gert

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 8:34:00 AM
    I think we both had to post the two parts of the poem, Gert. I posted yours as well. It probably doesn't really matter anyway, but I'll ask Carolyn : ) Sorry to hear your hand and arm are still poorly. love from Jack

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