Love is?

To be told that you are beautiful

Although you’ve yet to brush your hair,

To be held in your sleep

And wake up in entangled messes.

To tackle the world on the chin

With the strength of two.

Being accepted unconditionally

For all your quirks and foibles

Love is all these things.


Love is the burning fire

Rages from one kiss

Teetering to embers

A memory of bliss.

A touch of golden sunlight

On a murky winters day,

Love is all these things.


Love is the tingle on the skin

From a single touch,

The exploration of another’s mind

The excitement of touching something new.

Love is the sadness and longing

When they are away.

Love is all these things.


An explosion of emotion

A ray of hope

Love is all these things

And hopefully, more?



Written for Jingle’s poetry potluck, themes love and romance.


22 responses to “Love is?

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  2. Very well written.. yes Love is… do visit me to know additional dimension.. my fourth entry.. three are sitting together.. this one wiht theme is among other wonderful friends on Potluck..

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  5. I am working on placing your link in our blog roll,
    thanks for the lovely participation of week 7.
    Hope to see you in week 9 potluck…

    there will be a Poets Rally today later,
    welcome in.

  6. Dear Shan,

    Glad to read you today, hope all is well in your blogging or poetry writing agenda.
    We treasure your input and would be delighted to see you at our potluck again this coming Monday.
    Any poem is acceptable, simply link in and share…
    Let me know if you need further assistance.
    Keep writing, Keep inspiring!

  7. I liked this Shan, but it could be cut and tightened and pared down to a better poem. The first four lines are lovely: go from there. Your instincts are always right:) x

  8. Oh yes I agree with you wholeheartedly! Lots and lots of my old work needs tightening, I’m learning the skills slowly to get all of my work on parr…I kind of like this one though. We all live in hope hey?

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