A Man, Unalike

Loveliness, robust,
A beauty so strong,
Inexhaustible vessel
Of art and of song.

Hope formidable,
A vision sanguine,
Devotion unshakeable,
Tenderness unseen.

Generous lover,
Instinctively warm,
Protector and nurturer
Of future transformed.

A man unalike,
None other could be
My partner, unexpected,
Created for me.

Love in Brief (a.k.a. Love in Ten Lines)

Inside love, selves reveal.
Inside love, walls topple.
Inside love, minds accept.
Inside love, hands lift.
Inside love, smiles restore.
Inside love, eyes converse.
Inside love, bodies know.
Inside love, tears vow.
Inside love, hearts marry.
Inside love, souls intersect.

Regarding the challenge:
Love is a topic so multifaceted, so complex; impacting all relationships, all aspects of life. It is a topic that is of such immeasurable importance and something I think so often about, in all of its contexts. This post was inspired by a challenge to write a poem about love in 10 lines of 4 words each, including the word ‘love’ in each line. I encourage you to take up the challenge if you’re interested too. I chose to write about true romantic/partnered love, but there are no limitations here.

The final part of the challenge involves sharing one’s favourite love quote to go with the poem. It was immensely hard to choose, because I’d guess that love is one of the most written about topics that exists, and there are so many that resonate with me….

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. ~ Aristotle

Child

Child,

You are joy.

In your laughter

I hear my soul speak.

 

Child,

You are innocence.

In your sweetness,

I recover my solace.

 

Child,

You are kindness.

In your praises,

I unearth my security.

 

Child,

You are love.

In your adoration,

I find my needs met.

 

Child,

You are vulnerability.

In your needs,

I discover my meaning.

 

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