Wednesday, February 13, 2013

the words always lead me back to you

                                                          Grace @ Everyday Amazing


to say YES 
like the first day of spring,
all seasons long 


to say NO 
to leaving & giving up  
when things falter & break 


not to DWELL in the past
where mistakes rifle the door frame,
slammed in anger & pride


but to SEED this love
in the everyday care, like a gardener
or poet with his words --   





Posted for Imaginary Garden For Real Toads - to answer the question:  What is Love ?  
The title is from the last line of my poem, You
and Poets United - Committed  ~  Happy Hearts Day to you ~

41 comments:

  1. Poor door frame, taking the brunt of everything haha and yeah have to work through as more fun and love will surely come due.

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    1. Yes, its good for something else..ha..ha...Thanks Pat ~

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  2. "You" is one of my favorite poems of all time. The conjugations stick with me and all else follows. So I am delighted to start in that poem's metaphor and move forward to this (with another twosome touching in the pic!)--a beautiful picture of love with its "yes"s and "no"s, its awareness of the past and seeding now to ensure the future. YOU are the poet, and your words sing to the "you" of your heart.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words and challenge Susan ~ I do like the process of starting from my last lines ~ See, you inspire me ~

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  3. I love the Yesses and the nos here--Happy Valentine's Day to you as well!

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    1. Thank you Audrey ~ Happy Hearts Day to you ~

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  4. So lovely...and loving, Grace. Beautiful. Love is in the sticking and staying, for certain.

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  5. so loving and beautiful Grace!!!

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  6. I love this line "to seed this love." It's beautiful to say "yes" to the future. Nicely written.

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  7. Oh that ending! you gave me such a big smile--thank you Grace :-)

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  8. SEED this love...i like that...and letting go the past and letting now be as well....well writ ma'am....happy valentines day...smiles.

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    1. Thank you Brian ~ Happy Hearts Day to you as well ~

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  9. Seed this love...so beautiful. Grace you have such elegance to your writing. I always love coming here.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words Susie ~

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  10. I feel the same as Susie...

    I love how you likened the poet to a gardener, so true.

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    1. Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day!

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    2. Thank you Laurie ~ Happy Valentine's Day to you too ~

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  11. What an exquisite photo and enlightening poem ~ Happy Valentine's Day

    Carol of (A Creative Harbor) on blogger

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  12. It is odd to me when love poetry (or muse) does not speak to the lengths and distances that love travels to remain within the bound hearts. Nicely done with the appeal of reality of experiential knowledge.

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  13. There comes a time when the past has to stay in the past, you captured that beautifully. As always, thank you!

    Well done!

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  14. Loved the "Seed this love" line. A great poem for Valentine's Day. Hope it's a good one for you :)

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  15. Beautiful poetry ... you brought Spring to my life today :-)

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  16. a beautiful poem - I like your description of growing love! And the door slamming too, but best to keep seeding the love!

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  17. I like the capitalized words, they anchor each wonderful verse.

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  18. This poem expresses a wonderful philosophy! I enjoyed this, Grace.

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  19. Your poem speaks to the effort involved in love's longevity. At times there is ease; but a life-long love requires work and commitment and compromise, yes?

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  20. I love the poem.
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Rick ~ Your latest follower.

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  21. Lovely, Grace. Commitment takes hard work, but it's what makes a relationship grow and thrive. Love the garden metaphor. Happy Valentine's Day :)

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  22. I love the hope offered at the end!
    Those are some seeds ;D
    Happy <3 Day to you~

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  23. The last stanza is terrific. Hard hitting.

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  24. Or a poet with his words. Love it.

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  25. "to say YES
    like the first day of spring,"

    What an awesome opening to a love poem, Grace!! Excellent!

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  26. I love this! The whole poem is mesmerizing and true but the last line has me smiling. I'm so glad you can write, that we all can write these feelings of love.

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