In love

In love with all I sense around me,
that was already here, waiting patiently
until I had sense enough to feel
how rain could clean me,
wash away cluttered neglect,
I know it’s real:
in this love with life I feel reborn.

Outside I hear the storm, the sea;
to me, when I was much forlorn,
it was unknown that all this
waited there for me.

While I was none aware,
my senses must have grown,
subconsciously
and they no longer hide now.

I feel you think of me,
my hands reach out to get the phone,
a moment later it does ring, and it is you.

Through the moving curtain
a scent of tar is blown in by the wind
from a ship that has long gone.

Life comes to me as I’m grounded on my feet
and certain of the things I’ve done.
I know love now as I am in it.
All of me, I am surrounded.

Comments on: "In love" (12)

  1. ‘Through the moving curtain/ a scent of tar is blown in by the wind/ from a ship that has long gone.’ Love this verse, especially, creates such a great feeling of life, of movement, the senses. And the last line about being surrounded by love and the sea – you do live on an island, which so clearly defines your work.

    • Thank you very much, David. I appreciate your comments very much!

      I sometimes smell tar while there is no ship in port, so that must mean the smell lingers.

      To be in love, it means more this way I think. It means to live in it. Oh well the poem says it already 🙂
      I often think I should stop putting the sea in my writing, but it is just there.

  2. I really like this poem.

    On the one hand deeply personal, on the other universal in its nature. I am sure a lot of us can identify with it.

    Love

    David

    • Hi David,
      thank you very much. There are so many ways to write a poem in. I am not sure yet what I like best.

      Love
      Ina

  3. “I know it’s real:
    in this love with life I feel reborn”.

    I find these two lines really beautiful.

    Love and hugs

    Christine xx

  4. Hey, I just wanted to let you know that you are a Preliminary Nominee for The Dark Globe Outstanding Artist Awards Writer of the Year Award, as Nominated by dribblingpensioner… In the end, there will only be 5 Final Nominees in each of the 3 Categories, which will be determined on December 20th… If you make the Final 5 Writer of the Year cut, Voting for the actual Awards will begin December 21st through December 31st… And the Award Winners will be Announced on January 1st… To see your actual Nomination,and for the Official Rules, you can go here http://thedarkglobe.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/the-dark-globe-outstanding-artist-awards/#comment-281

    Gratz, and if you make the Final Cut, Good Luck! Either way, Kudos for being Nominated

    DarkJade
    Editor/Creator/and one of the Writers of The Dark Globe

  5. This is a beautiful poem. What a feeling to feel reborn and in love. It helps everyone who has ever experienced those feelings to remember them and appreciate life anew.

  6. ‘Life comes to me as I’m grounded on my feet
    and certain of the things I’ve done.
    I know love now as I am in it.
    All of me, I am surrounded.’

    I love the maturity in your reflection on love here…something I so understand. How different it all ‘feels’ now I am older and more appreciative of the love I do have surrounding me.

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