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Monday 15 April 2013

Best Love is Never Seasonal

Best love is never seasonal.
It may begin on some high plane,
a bare plateau where nothing grows --
or has not until now. It's looking down
(or back)the lovers see their futures.

The world removed from love (and them)
looks small, not worth a French kiss
with an empty mussel shell. They shall
much rather forge their worldly way.
With nothing set in stone, all things

are possible. The frisson is between them, not
between them and our world. They look around
like frightened rabbits with no bolt hole.
They should be focussed on each other. Spring
holds the key, but love is never seasonal.

Written for Willow's prompt at Mag 164, with much thanks for the image.


Leovi said...

Simply exquisite! That delicacy of composition in this excellent poem of love!

Berowne said...

Keen and observant; well done

Elephant's Child said...

This is stunningly accurate Dave. Thank you. Another winner.

Mary said...

I agree with this, Dave. Love is NOT seasonal.

Ella said...

I love the last line and how you danced around the images!
Well done...
I enjoyed your take on the prompt!

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

some really good imagery here - good stuff

Ygraine said...

So very true...real love is never conditional nor dependent on fair weather...neither does it interact with the world around the lovers.

It is our eternal spring...:)

anthonynorth said...

Powerful and true words. Definitely not seasonal.

Raj said...

seasonal? love is such that the winter seems warm and the summer cool.

exquisitely done :)

Grace said...

Beautiful Dave ~ I love that lovers see their future ~ Spring or not, they both hold the keys ~

Helen said...

'With nothing set in stone, all things are possible' and 'love is never seasonal' ... beautiful poetry, Dave ... beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Spring and love. Good timing.

Doctor FTSE said...

How about getting rid of this infuriating Word Verification. It's a time wasting nuisance and serves no purpose whatsoever except to annoy your readers.

Trellissimo said...

Well said, Doctor! Elderly eyesight has trouble with WV.
Great poem, Dave.

haricot said...

Each scenes in some season might add something unforgettable for lovers, but love is never seasonable, yes.

Unknown said...

Your poem is so true - best love is year long and not dependent on seasons!

Carl said...

wonderfully true sentiment. Great imagery.

Cloudia said...

The piquant even in the sweet. You are a lovely pastry chef, Dave.

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
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Jinksy said...

I loathe the word verification farce as well - but I like you enough to suffer its frustration, I hate to say. LOL

Tess Kincaid said...

They do look around like frightened rabbits...love that line...

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Dave King said...

Thanks very much. V pleasing to hear!

Much thanks.

Elephant's Child
Really kind of you to say this. Thank you.

Absolutely not!

Good to have you commenting. Thank you. I love the phrase "dancing round the images"!

Don't Feed the Pixies
Thank you very much. Good to have your company and your thoughts.

Absolutely right.
And absolutely it is. Thanks so much for this.

Thank you for saying this.

I like that sentiment. Like it very much. Thanks for the comment.

This is definitely so. Perceptive remark. Thanks.

Thanks Helen. It's really good to hear you saying this.

Maybe love is all about the timing after all?

Doctor FTSE
Apologies. I certainly shall. It annoys me, too. I put it in because I was sinking beneath the junk. It's days are numbered. Just give it a while.

Thanks - and my apologies to you also. I have to admit that I groan when I encounter it.


Exactly. Good to have you visitng, thank you for your comment and welcome!

Thanks Carl. Means a lot.

Wow, I do love your comment! Thanks.

Thanks. I think we are all agreed about it. Promise you will not have to suffer it for much longer. Thanks for the lovely compliment.

Thanks so much.

susan m hinckley said...

I loved this! And so carefully crafted, with interesting imagery...well done!