Wednesday, October 25, 2006

If love were a thing

if love were a thing to hold
in the hand, to smell or taste,
to weave like a thread of light
through the shapes of these words
so that when you read, your heart
would feel what I feel for you
still and long after I am gone
held here in your hands if
love were a thing I would

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Blogger Endment said...

Oh ----- beautiful

Thank you

10/25/2006 10:27 AM  
Blogger zhoen said...

Great throw.

10/25/2006 11:17 AM  
Blogger rdl said...


10/25/2006 11:47 AM  
Blogger mermaid said...

I know.

10/25/2006 11:56 AM  
Blogger polona said...

simply wonderful!
gorgeous light in that shot!

10/25/2006 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is amazing!
I love how you create an image that represents the idea of love not being truly tangible...You can't really weave light, but light exists. We need it.

I also love the abrupt ending that seems to relate back to the first line. "Would hold" You can't hold love...But then again, you can.

10/25/2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...


10/25/2006 4:42 PM  
Blogger firebird said...

Well, I think that love can be tangible in these words that we weave together in poetry...isn't that what we're after? How to capture a feeling in mid-flight, and pass it along to the next reader--yes, I still think it's possible! (and we believe too much to stop trying, don't we?)

10/25/2006 9:18 PM  
Anonymous **Silvermoon** said...

Oh MB- sigh- so lovely a poem you wove. Remind me of the song "If"

10/25/2006 9:48 PM  
Blogger chuck said...

...send voluminous quantities to those who feel bereft or abandoned
(along with food, clothing, and other life necessities).

(Apologies if my comment is too prosaic...)

10/25/2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

the way the mountains blanket the earth, love rolls from your words.

10/26/2006 12:17 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

your poetry is stunning as are the images you post. i can hardly wait to get here to see what awaits me!

10/26/2006 12:29 AM  
Blogger ruth said...


10/26/2006 1:00 AM  
Blogger alan said...

Words have given us loves that have survived the ages; you have such a gift!


10/26/2006 1:06 AM  
Blogger charlie said...

You're right. I can't resist. Who could? Who would? Who should?

10/26/2006 1:30 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

Touchable, tasteable picture and words. Amazing. This is just amazing. I don't know if I'm more dazzled by the form or touched by the emotion.

10/26/2006 3:24 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

wow! this is one of my favorites! i love it!

10/26/2006 9:44 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

This is beautiful, mb. I think poets live with that first line in their hearts all the time if love were a thing.... Yes, so many things follow.

10/26/2006 10:51 AM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Thanks for making us realize that love IS a thing to hold in the hand...beautiful words, mb.

10/27/2006 9:11 AM  
Blogger garnet david said...

like a little prayer...

10/27/2006 9:37 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

What I enjoy -- your open-skyed macro views. Helps me breathe easier.

10/27/2006 3:29 PM  
Blogger floots said...

beatiful pic and the words are amazing

10/30/2006 1:53 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Endment, thank you.

Zhoen, glad you stopped to catch.

rdl, thanks!

Mermaid, I believe you do.

Polona, thank you. It was a wonderful sunset.

TLReynolds, thanks for your insights!

Pauline, thank you.

Firebird, I'm not sure we have the choice to stop trying, nor would we want to. ;-)

Silvermoon, much appreciated.

Chuck, I don't think it's ever too prosaic to think of those who need love, and more. Thank you for such a thoughtful reminder.

Corey, thank you for your generous response.

Sky, you are much on my mind these days. I hope things are going well. Thank you so much.

Ruth, thank you!

Alan, thank you for your kind words.

Charlie, I don't think I could either. And why should we, indeed? ;-)

Jean, I am honored by your response. Thank you.

Michelle, thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Robin Andrea, perhaps you are right. What follows ... well, that's something to find out, isn't it?

Garnet David, it is very much so.

Lori, thanks! The sky and light fascinate me.

Floots, thank you very much.

10/31/2006 8:14 PM  

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