Thursday, February 14, 2013

Of Love and Roses


How do I express what is so intangible,
yet I feel it skin deep-
what I can't see,
yet it enhances my vision
It speaks to me as if in a foreign language,
yet I understand it
Like a red rose in a summer garden,
I would recognize its scent anywhere
its blossom, eternal
This love has no boundaries,
yet it is contained
in the tremble of my lips
as I gently kiss you goodnight


Happy Valentine's Day to all my lovely readers! May you be blessed with love today and every day. My poem was inspired by the question, "What is Love?" asked at the Imaginary Garden, and by my favorite quote by de Saint-Exupery below. Enjoy my love poem, my photograph of red roses in a summer garden, and my greeting card! xxoo

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye-
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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38 comments:

  1. Every day is the way to be, not just one dumb day I say at my sea haha great emotion packed write too here today from you.

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    1. Ah yes, we should celebrate love every day :)

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  2. Lovely, Loredana! Love comes through clearly when explained through the explainable, all miracles of the everyday, just as the kiss your narrator offers to a child and you offer to us. The quote and the pics complete your story of abundance. That is one of my favorite quotes too.

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    1. Thanks, Susan, I enjoyed writing for your challenge. Love is a universal feeling, yet it's difficult to write about. I tried to write it from the heart and that seemed to work. Thanks for the question, what is love, which inspired the post :)

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  3. Beautiful as always Loredana. Happy Valentine's Day :)

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  4. What a lovely poem! So appropriate for today. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  5. I love your poem ... often when I try to express what lies so deeply within my heart, I am at a loss for words.

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  6. blooming roses are a delight to the senses.:p love this romantic poem and Saint-Exupery quote.
    Happy Valentine's Day.

    Cimarron Dwarf Sage

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  7. Love your photo and sentiments here. Hope your day is a good one:-)

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  8. a beautiful definition of the feeling of love!

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  9. What a lovely post! Enjoy your weekend.

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  10. You have such a lovely and poetic heart, Loredana! Enjoy your Valentine's Day! xoxo

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  11. Cara Loredana,grazie per i bei pensieri e le belle immagini che mi offri quando vengo a trovarti!Spero il tuo San Valentino sia stato un giorno in rosa! Un grande abbraccio,Rita.

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  12. I like that love knows no boundaries ~ This is a lovely share ~ Happy Hearts Day to you ~

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  13. Yes, so tender and gorgeous! Well Done~
    Happy <3 Day to you!
    @>---------

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  14. So beautiful..love without boundaries. It breathes beauty.

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  15. Real love always comes through. Love your roses!

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  16. Such lovely roses, I imagine myself standing very still in the sunlight next to them. And I love the quote!

    I feel like reading The Little Prince tonight, yet again.

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  17. Very lovely tribute to Valentine's Day.
    Great pictures and quote.

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  18. Lorena, I just LOVE your blue background on this blog!!!! It is so soft and sweet...just like this poem!

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    1. Thank you for noticing my blog background! I love it for its dreamy feeling :)

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  19. Oh, I love the quote in the end and this:

    "contained
    in the tremble of my lips"

    is my favorite...so passion-filled.

    Excellent poem!!

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  20. I can smell those roses and feel what love is. Such a sensuous, loveing poem.

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  21. A truly beautiful post ! You write very well ! xx

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  22. Oh love this and Happy Valentine's Day to you too..Michelle

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  23. Beautiful Loredana.... Hope your Valentines Day was as lovely! Cheers~

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  24. as beautiful as the roses...GOD<3U

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  25. Lovely Valentine's Day post! I hope your day was a happy one!

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  26. How beautiful this is, Loredana.
    I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    xo.

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  27. Loving post and beautiful photos ~ Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day ^_^

    thanks for you visit today

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  28. Oh, Thank you Loredana! Thank you for your sweet birthday greetings.

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  29. can't wait for spring and summer, to have the view of the flowers in the garden!

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  30. Love is a boat with two oars. One is emotion, the other is mentality. Love is not blind! It has eyes. But, they see what they want to see. - Rita.
    I like your expression: love speaks to me in a foreign language. It is true that love has no boundaries.
    I enjoyed your poem, image, as well as the dreamy background.
    The world would be bare without LOVE.
    Love is the scent of the flower, the wings of as butterfly and the energy
    of a poet's heart.

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    1. Oh that's a beautiful comment! Thank you so much for sharing your poetic words, Rita :)

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