What love is?

What love is?

They say it’s a river,
deluging the murky corners
of your spirit,
sweeping every shadow,
leaving sparkles in your eyes.

They say it’s a storm,
coming unannounced
in the early hours of a hot siesta,
carrying pure rain to wash
every past touch away.

They say it’s a fairytale
from lands unexplored,
deja vu like an immaculate dream
you’ve seen before, a mystery
keeping your pale imagination alive.

But today it’s only a moment of weakness
that caught my heart off guard.
A thousand butterfly wings flapping,
taking apart my certainty,
summer winds, not letting me fall asleep.

* * * * *

Thanks to Jamie Dedes and her post “New bodies for old souls” for the inspiration.


© 2011  Broken Sparkles


23 Responses to “What love is?”

  1. Mattie J. Says:

    I love it, absolutely inspiring!

  2. mish Says:

    I love your take on the different “faces” of love … a river , a storm , a fairytale , a moment of weakness … it’s different things at different times … enjoyed this !

  3. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Such a sweet and tender poem. Lovely! … and memorable.

    Thanks for the shout-out, Blaga! Happy days …

  4. The Diary Says:

    Love this poem! Thank you for posting!


  5. booguloo Says:

    The strength of the last stanza brought back memories.. smiles…

  6. Jan Freeman Says:

    That’s about as close as I’ve ever seen anyone get :-)

  7. Olivia Says:

    Do I love it??
    Beautiful emotions tied within eloquent words!

    hugs xoxox

  8. Jaan Pehchaan Says:

    A river
    A storm
    A fairy tale
    A weakness
    A heart caught off guard
    Sleepless nights!

    Simply beautiful, Blaga!

  9. dragonkatet Says:

    Oh, my goodness, it is all of these things! The last stanza comes closest to reality, though…I think everyone can relate to experiencing that flutter and moment of weakness! :) Nicely written, my friend.

  10. vampireweather Says:

    Exotic and intruiging. Beautifully enchanting in a haunted sort of way

  11. RoughWaterJohn Says:

    What a wonderful piece of written art, simply beautiful. :-)

    “But today it’s only a moment of weakness
    that caught my heart off guard.”
    Loved this by the way!

  12. Chimnese Says:

    We all ask this Question, “What love is”
    some may have their own meanings and definitions, we all explore it differently….This is how i wud describe what love is…its pretty dark..

    “Love is a myth. It is an object, located in the farthest, deepest depths of your mind. It works in such a way of a disease, worming its way into your brain, and tricking you into think you’re well. though obviously you’re visibly ill. Then boom! before you know it you’re dead, fed to the hogs because if you were buried you would infect the ground with your toxic feelings”


  13. liv2write2day Says:

    Wonderful metaphors. I find that I’m continually redefining love…I guess that comes with aging! (Now, how would I know that???)

  14. Inside the Mind of Isadora Says:

    This oozes of sensuality. It reads like a blanket of warmth covering you while you contemplate your feelings. That is what I felt that while I was reading it. The
    faintness of love.
    Beautiful ..

  15. Life: Between the lines Says:

    Love :) hmmmmmmm hate to love it lol
    I liked the ending a lot.

  16. Bodhirose Says:

    Beautiful, Blaga–I could relate to the feelings this stirred up and its wonderful definitions. But like, Victoria, my ideas of love have shifted with age too.

  17. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Came back to read again. The whole piece is a beautiful poem, Blaga, but the last stanza is just stunning.

  18. sonsothunder Says:

    This is very beautifully written, and heart felt.
    Bless You

  19. Cherlyn Says:

    Love this poem about love – all thoughts very true indeed! I think my favourite lines are: “But today it’s only a moment of weakness that caught my heart off guard.” Wonderfully written Blaga :) Thanks for sharing!

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