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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love


Eternal Love Locks, Pont de l’Archevêché,  photo by Susan

Forgiveness is a part of
Love
Pushing through after the mistakes-
A branch breaks
In time, corrects the wrong
And still grows strong
You and I will always belong
Together, like autumn and spring
Whatever the fates may bring
love: a branch breaks and still grows strong. 

16 comments:

Susan said...

On first reading your poem with my photo, I immediately thought of the English idiom "water under the bridge"--but that speaks to something not fixable which has passed into oblivion anyway, not a branch that "corrects the wrong." So I do not get the connection, but enjoy your poem on love anyway as it affirms the ruggedness of love and the necessity of forgiveness. Long Live Love!

Brian Miller said...

smiles..we are human...and we will make mistakes...and love fills in those gaps as well...forgiveness is a part of it for sure...

moondustwriter said...

a beautiful truth
Love endures much...

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Learning from all those breaks does help love grow strong!

Helen said...

The pushing through ... so hard. So worth it.

zongrik said...

if we can't forgive, how can we call it love

journey with a new friend

Kim Nelson said...

Such truth in this. I concur, knowing that the disagreements we had and the challenges The Good Husband and I tackled together created a strength theretofore nonexistent.

Poet Laundry said...

Truth in words...nicely done!

Wolfsrosebud said...

do like how you repeated that line... committed love so cool

purplepeninportland said...

I love the way your ending came together.

Grace said...

I love the metaphor of autumn and spring, and the branch breaking but is still strong ~ I think all couples undergo this one, and yes forgiveness is part of it ~

daydreamerdreams said...

I love everything about this piece. The photo, the font, the repetition...

Eloquent

Ella said...

I love this Lolamouse! YOU really made me smile and ponder! We all have a branch break from time to time~ Beautiful!
Happy <3 Day to you~

Susie Clevenger said...

Making it through the good and bad...staying strong. that is love..beautiful

lucychili said...

trees are persistent, patient, slowly powerful =)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Nice extended metaphor.