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BEYOND LOVE

The sun will rise,the sun will set,
no more love will life beget;
The day will break,the moon to rise,
no more love,as this life dies;
The Summer heat,or Winter cold,
no more love will this life hold;
The Autumn fall,and Springtime green,
no more again,will love be seen;
The wheat will shoot,the grass will grow,
no more again sweet love to know;
The grape will ripen on the vine
no more,no more will love be mine.



inspired after reading an essay by Nicholas Ferrar(1592-1637) the English ascetic of the Little 
Gidding community(was also TS Eliot's inspiration foth the last of his Four Quartets).

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 2/7/2012 7:14:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your poem, Brian. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim
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Date: 2/7/2012 6:07:00 PM
Just keep being the good example and inspiration you are..you are always a winner! Light & Love
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Date: 2/7/2012 1:36:00 PM
congrats Brian on a marvelous win for this incredfible poetry entry.. remarkable lines luv..
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Date: 2/7/2012 12:01:00 PM
Congratulations to you on your placement in Debbie Guzzi's "Your Own Favorite Poem" contest Brian. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/7/2012 10:10:00 AM
Congrats, Brian. Excellent piece. Nice going. Ralph
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Date: 2/7/2012 9:44:00 AM
Very nice Brian. Congratulations on your win in Debbie's contest
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Date: 2/6/2012 1:56:00 PM
I think Brian as we age we MUST broaden our definition of love, try, try to..see love everywhere...like in my blessing to you Light & Love
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Date: 11/16/2010 11:56:00 AM
Enjoyed reading of your work..Kinda sad to think that no more love...Congratulations on you going forward in the contest..Sara
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Date: 11/12/2010 11:57:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Brian. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/10/2010 6:11:00 PM
Some worthy examples worthy of being held over for farther examination Brian. Congratulations! Agape, Moses
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Date: 11/10/2010 5:38:00 AM
Congrats Brian on having this poem selected in the first round of competition in the P.S. contest.. good luck in the next phase luv..
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Date: 9/3/2010 12:42:00 PM
EXCELLENT as always. Congrats on your poem being featured this week. God Bless Phyl
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Date: 9/3/2010 8:47:00 AM
Kyrielle's are cool! I like the way you chose to write this one. With quatrain's and ending in a couplet! Kind of French, kyrielle's are. Like the message too- beyond love! Susan
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Date: 8/31/2010 6:21:00 AM
Brian, I just love this poem, I recall reading it, and enjoy the honour of having it featured this week~~
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Date: 8/30/2010 9:21:00 AM
Brian long time since ive read you, what a beautifully written poem congrates on being featured this week love Jayne
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Date: 8/30/2010 8:39:00 AM
So well written, Brian, by presenting your thoughts with contradiction as nature continues but love doesn't? I think love always finds a way though. But we human have to learn so much more from nature perhaps. Congrats on your poem being featured this week! Caroline.
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Date: 8/30/2010 6:31:00 AM
Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week here at PoetrySoup Brian. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/29/2010 10:41:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful poem being featured this week on the Soup, Brian. Peace, Audrey
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Date: 8/29/2010 6:14:00 PM
this is beautiful Brian :) JB
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Date: 8/29/2010 2:09:00 PM
Congrats Brian on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a nice one to share with us all.. with luv..
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Date: 6/18/2010 8:29:00 PM
I can relate to this poem. Kyrielle, I will have look up the meaning of this type of poem. I would have thought it verse. I want to add it to my favorites, Brian. God Bless, Cile
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Date: 6/12/2010 7:10:00 PM
As always, could it be that love was right there before him and he never recognized it because of one thing or another? Who knows, Brian, but love is all around us..I believe we set up walls around ourselves with, for example, class systems, race preference, etc. so sometimes we miss it??? Any thing you write is worth reading, as you know Brian..Enjoyed this very much! Insightful! Thanks for leaving comments on my "Truth and Light" Peace, Audrey
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Date: 6/7/2010 3:15:00 PM
Rather sad to feel this way but I so like this form so much .. u write in various forms and they all become intriguing to me to want to try my hand too.. wish he had found LUV .. with luv from the "Sweetheart"
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Date: 6/7/2010 12:40:00 PM
This piece is like reading from the classics....such a lovely poem would feel right at home with the master's. Lovely words to fill my mind! :) Nicely done, Brian. (Many thanks for your selecting my poem in your recent contest....I'm looking forward to the next challenge! Thanks so much! ~ Carrie
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Date: 6/7/2010 10:45:00 AM
I have to put this in my favorites. I truly love this write. Thank you Brian for sharing it. Love, Carol
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