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What is True Love

What is True Love?

If love is an action,
   Where does it start?
If love is a feeling,
   Does it come from the heart?
If love is a promise,
   What does it really mean?
Without action,
   Can it truly be seen?

If love is in the eye,
   Can we envision its splendor?
If love is in the voice,
   Can we hear it soft and tender?
If love can be bought,
   What is its true price?
Will it have endurance,
   And the quality to entice?

If love is in the heart,
   Is it a flame within?
If love is a game,
   Is there something to win?
If love is a person,
   Who may it be?
He that acts from the heart,
   And does it for free?

© Bjørn O. Wastvedt, 2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 2/8/2018 8:42:00 PM
Superb poem. Much enjoyed, Bjorn.
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Date: 2/2/2018 1:10:00 PM
Yes, no exact definition of love. Depending on how we feel it. I love this poem. Congrats
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Date: 1/30/2018 10:31:00 PM
Innovative style and classical questions, interwoven expertly. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem, Bjorn!...We await more wonderful questions, if not answers...Gershon Wolf
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Date: 1/29/2018 5:17:00 PM
This is a great poem!
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Date: 12/6/2017 6:01:00 PM
Hello Bjorn, it is nice to meet you. Welcome to Poetry Soup. You have written a beautiful love poem. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 11/25/2017 1:16:00 AM
Very nicely written, Bjorn. I love the last lines which ring so true. T.J
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Bjorn Wastvedt
Date: 11/25/2017 10:29:00 AM
Thank you, Teppo - About the last line, I had originally written "All" but someone here on Poetry Soup suggested a revision, so I changed it to "He". This is what I love about this place, having colleagues that care! :)
Date: 11/19/2017 3:41:00 PM
Wow Born you not only write excellent poetry but your photography is superb too!:-) thanks for sharing this gem:-) hugs jan xx
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Bjorn Wastvedt
Date: 11/19/2017 8:15:00 PM
Thank you for the comment! Photography is my business, but love writing poems though I am no expert. :)
Date: 11/12/2017 7:34:00 AM
Hello Bjorn; first let me say welcome to poetrysoup. I hope your experience here will be an enjoyable one. second this is such a beautiful poem very well written. it truly makes the reader consider what it means to love. Well done Bjorn
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Bjorn Wastvedt
Date: 11/12/2017 3:36:00 PM
Thank you, Edward! :)
Date: 11/11/2017 10:48:00 PM
This is lovely~
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Bjorn Wastvedt
Date: 11/12/2017 3:36:00 PM
Thank you, Becca! :)
Date: 11/11/2017 10:13:00 PM
Bjorn, your poem is quite thought provoking and compelling, it makes me stop and ponder the questions you raise about love... I think you've written a beautiful poem... I truly enjoyed your poem this evening!
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Bjorn Wastvedt
Date: 11/12/2017 8:20:00 PM
Thank you, Susan - you are truly an inspiration to me! :)
Date: 11/11/2017 10:01:00 PM
Congrats on a wonderfully inquisitive write, Bjorn.
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Bjorn Wastvedt
Date: 11/12/2017 8:34:00 PM
Thank you, Line! :)
Date: 11/11/2017 9:32:00 PM
Nice writing. I like the way you question love.
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Bjorn Wastvedt
Date: 11/12/2017 8:34:00 PM
Thank you, Vermillion! :)