Monday, June 14, 2010

Love Rises With the Sun

love can be relentless
but mostly it lingers
hushed softly
tracing fingers
over closed eyes
and open mouth

love plasters
and suffocates reality
even the silver spoon
turns to dust
as it separates
from pinkish tongue

love can bring
the poor to riches
and stumbles
the wealthy to their knees

it is lost sometimes
before it realizes itself
or found
weary and tired
gasping for air

but like the dawn blooms
each lovely morning
and the flowers stretch
as petals yawn deep
love will always
be made new
again

Magpie 18

20 comments:

jinksy said...

Love - as old as the hills, and as new as now...

emily wierenga said...

as petals yawn deep...

your poetry makes me weep for its beauty.

alicia said...

so beautiful...

soundoffreedom said...

sun kissed love may it bloom eternal..beautiful magpie!

Brian Miller said...

ah, your magpie is beautiful...and so true about love...reborn new and fresh every day...

Jennifer said...

Lovely - like the dawn, love will always be made new again. Beautiful take on the magpie.

Helen said...

Your poem is lovely and reflects the strength of those sharpened pencils rising into the air.

Vicki Lane said...

Very lovely thoughts!

mypoeticlicense said...

So many forms love can take and oh, what it does to us!
Great Magpie...
- Dina

Robert Lloyd said...

As always Alexis I love your poems and this one is no different. I get a great visual from

"even the silver spoon
turns to dust
as it separates
from pinkish tongue"

Every time I read it I can see the bright pink tongue and Silver spoon. Thnak you btw for turning me on to Magpie Tales!!

Lena said...

I love the thought of re-birthing love. Enjoyable read!

JoAnn said...

This was so fun, and your's is so beautiful. I love this, and I'm so glad you weren't literal about pencils.

Jodi said...

<3 <3 <3

Barb said...

Hi Alexis, I've read this love poem several times. I like the cadence and the mental images your words convey. You have a gift.

roxy said...

Great. I enjoyed this poem immensely, Alexis. Keep sending beautiful things out into the world.

Tumblewords: said...

A lovely promise!

Kimberly said...

quite beautiful! Love the photo above as well!

be not blind said...

"as petals yawn deep"

Great line! Keep it up.

classycareergirl said...

This is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me the advice about the clocks. I might have to try that! :)

Foxglove Spires said...

I really enjoyed your poems, thank you for sharing them.