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Love, Is that a word, Or the foundation of all mountains of speeches? Is love a whisper or an ejaculation? A prayer, or a plea? Why is it that love crescendos off the tongue Like caramel in symphony? Why does it melt me, As if by heaven God made me an iceberg, To later fall in the heat of destiny like my enemies? Love, Is it woman, Man? Is it the softness of your hand, Or the coarse scratch against a rocky sand? You say you love me so simply, genuinely What is it my mind cannot comprehend, As my eyes zoom in to your wanting lips, The almost anticipated sound saintly slips Love, A fraction to my experience, And a lifetime left of its dark and intimate peaks. . . In these mountains of words, How does one sleep? How shall we rest willingly in the dangerous unknown, With you and I alone? Love, I love you too.. How can I not when all of its footprints lead back to you? Love is as simple as the word yearning on your mouth As deep as the dark, undiscovered creatures of the sea Though, most of all, As far as I dare feel and see, As simple as it sounds, And God must well agree, Love is you and me

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/26/2015 12:20:00 AM
beautiful words. refreshing to read about love, and not have it drowning in cliches. this was a painful pleasure to read. it asks questions we have all asked, but does so with such subtlety. "Is it the softness of your hand, Or the coarse scratch against a rocky sand?" so good. are you familiar with terrence malick? this poem seems to conjure his images in my mind when i read it
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 3/26/2015 12:53:00 AM
I have heard of Terrence Malick. : ) Thank you very much for reviewing my work. I'll have to check out some of your work. : ) Can't wait! ~Laura
Date: 2/11/2015 3:15:00 AM
Continued...I just love how deeply you explore the essentials in life, always confirming the feeling, tasting the depth of colors, speaking in the dark to hear the light..."I love you too, how can I not when all of its footprints lead back to you..." what a special way to express that realization Laura. A FAV! Beautiful poetry...this is what poetry is meant for! J.A.B.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/11/2015 3:51:00 PM
Thanks a lot for the sweet comments! That last stanza is the deepest darkest mystery of love.. and the simplicity of its meaning coming out of the passionate mouth. All in all love is an adventure, and we are wandering, thriving, strengthening and growing in it. ~Laura`
Date: 2/11/2015 3:06:00 AM
Love...is the greatest truth of one's heart...it means you are alive...it says that with you I thrive...it shouts, without you what good is it to survive..."Love, I love you too...as far as I dare feel and see, as simple as it sounds, and God must well agree, Love is you and me..." oh yes Laura, God must smile on thee, for you and your Love are the living word of love indeed! J.A.B.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/11/2015 3:47:00 PM
Love can be a big mystery to me at times Justin, and that is what I admire about it. The undiscovered caves and underpasses of love is where I wish to explore; the other side of love, around love, over love, beside love, within love. My questions of love show how much this mystery enthralls me and shapes me today.
Date: 2/10/2015 7:57:00 AM
This is a very lovely poem, Laura. "And God must well agree, Love is you and me". Stunning!! Reminds me of Larkins "An Arundel Tomb". I quote the last two lines..."Our almost-instinct almost true - What will survive of us is love". Laura, even though these two poems are worlds apart, yours reminds me so much of Larkins masterpiece. You have produced a very fine poem indeed...you can be justifiably proud!! :) john.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/11/2015 3:41:00 PM
Wow John, very thoughtful comment; I will have to read this poem. That line really speaks to me. I am glad you enjoyed reading; your work is brilliant! ~Laura
Date: 2/9/2015 1:20:00 PM
Wow. This is an amazing poem. Had me speechless for a second. Good job -JT
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/9/2015 2:40:00 PM
Thanks very much! I'mglad you enjoyed it~ I will be checking out more of your poetry today ~Laura