Where are you, Love?


Red as the summer rose,
My heart bleeds
Crimson petals in the snow.

As a cut flower in the heat,
My soul pants
For desert streams.

As fragile leaves downward sent,
My spirit quakes
Against the wind.

Where are you, Love?

Vast as the starry sky,
Love transcends
Above the beacons in the night.

As the deepest depths in the sea,
Love conceals
Every dark and strange mystery.

As the heat of summer sun descends,
Love is felt
Warming hearts, minds, and limbs.

Where are you, Love?

Paper blackened by the ink,
Love’s letters and words
Choke out pride and deceit.

Downcast eyes and lowered head,
Love hears
Words not understood or said.

Brothers and sisters gathered round,
Love is present
With every heart, mind, and hand bound.

Where are you, Love?

As a steady beating drum,
My heart’s door hears
The melodious thumps.

As a match suddenly lit,
My heart ignites
With emotions far too powerful to comprehend.

As morning dew on a fragile rose,
My heart settles
Never again to be alone.

There you are, Love.





Photo: Christian Hold

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