Monday, April 23, 2012

Love Song



It's funny how we spend our youth
in a search for Love
in the form of one other person
and, the older we get,
the more we just
fall in love
with the whole world.

Everything
has a spirit.
Pick up a rock.
Listen to what
it says to you,
then,
put it back.

Talk to the trees.
Listen for their 
whispered response.
Follow a bird's flight
with your eyes -
and your heart.

Drink it all in:
why does it take us
so long to understand:
Love is
all around us,
always,
singing us
its song.

51 comments:

  1. I liked this one Sherry, it spoke to my heart...Everything has a spirit as you have said, at times I need to be reminded that the great Spirit of Love is all around and within us, too. Very nice to follow a bird's flight with your eyes and your heart...I sense your spirit soaring this morning. Have a happy day.

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  2. I don't think we truly ever discover how all encompassing with us and with everything which surrounds us that love is. When young, we tend to think that love is on one person or, at best, family. So focused on the 'staying together' and surviving the rat race to do it, we forget that life is supposed to actually be lived and not survived. It's only as we've lived it a bit longer, walked through some of it's deeper struggles and have learned then, so much more to appreciate that love is 'the big picture' not the narrow one sided view we have of it but, the one that sees, hears, feels and smells it all around us. Yes, they all whisper back to us, if we are still long enough to listen.
    Beautiful once again Sherry.

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  3. So many books have been written about purpose - what we're here for - and I think it all falls out as we get older, that we're here to learn how to love, universally, unconditionally... to which falling in love with another is a sort of baby step, only the beginning.

    Love love love! this poem, Sherry

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  4. So very true Sherry! I think it takes a longt ime to get to this point because youth is preoccupied with itself.

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  5. Being loved opens our eyes to the love all around us.It is the only worthwhile thing in life.

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  6. This is so true! At this age, I am more in love with the world around me that I ever was in my youth. Of course, I can still take or leave most of the people . . .

    Seriously, Sherry, this is really beautiful.

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  7. Extraordinary wisdom in this, Sherry! There is so much to fall in love with in this wide wonderful world and sadly many just don't bother noticing, too wrapped up in their quest for "The One."

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  8. Oh, how I love the whole concept of your opening stanza. I love your wisdom, Sherry, and your love of the world.

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  9. There definitely is SO much to love out there, if only we keep our eyes and hearts open! Your poem is a keeper.

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  10. When I was very young (pre-pubescent, I guess) I loved the world, the mountains, the trees...so maybe I've come full circle. Men, though sometimes scenic, aren't as interesting as nature these days.
    K

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  11. Unfortunately many are too busy, out of touch, too wired (whatever the case may be) to appreciate the fact that love is all around us. I have written about this very thing for tomorrow's personal challenge.

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  12. While I live with the beloved of my youth and we are aging together there is deep, deep truth in your words and I find myself falling in love with this beautiful, broken, healing world more and more each day too!

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  13. Lovely, Sherry. I totally understand. Years ago, while walking around Walden Pond (yes, that Walden) a small gnarly bit of wood fallen from its tree spoke volumes to me. My fellow hikers thought I'd gone round the bend. But, then, I was older than they, and knew to listen.

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  14. coz not all of us have ur sagely insight.too trapped and tangled with our own troubling urban realities where birds and trees are rare...and even if they are there, we are too busy to stop and note.as lovely as always Sherry.

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  15. Its the saving grace of getting older and the one true reason that I really haven't gotten to a point in my life that I would want to saty at for the rest of my life if given that choice. You make a terrific point....in the lovliest of manners.

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  16. Well, back in the day, you know, I tried to love everything (and everyone) that moved...now I'm a little more focused. Maybe I'm doing it backwards!!!

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  17. Yes, how often we look for love, but miss it. There is much to love and love us back if we open our eyes and heart. A beautiful love poem.

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  18. I love love your message. I think that is one of the benefits of growing older...we find that love is all around us, even inside ourselves ~

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  19. The simplicity of it - that love is everywhere you look, in a seashell, in a leaf, in the air you breathe - is almost, should I say, miraculous.

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  20. so very true, really nice sentiments in here. And I like how you subtly threw an inspirational call out there at the end. Very nicely done. Thanks

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  21. I like the concept you put forth in the first stanza (Kerry commented on it first) but I wanted to let you know how strong and passionate that work was. Onward!

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  22. Love it, love it, love it, Sherry! And I see that our perspective on love changes as we get older. Love is all around us...so true. It's the wanting to find it all in one person or thing that leads to disappointment, failure and disillusionment.

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  23. Maybe we become less about ourselves as we age... I thought your words very beautiful!

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  24. This is something really special, really powerful...love it!

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  25. Hello,

    Well, the world can be a beautiful place if we look around there is plenty to love and experience right down to the whisper of the wind.

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  26. the idea of watching the flight of birds with one's heart... love it. Where they go and where the trees whisper - as you say: a love song, indeed.

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  27. Love is all around us indeed. Even i nthe poems we write because each poem is born out of love.

    Beautiful poem.........

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  28. This is beautiful and filled with wisdom =)

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  29. Wisdom comes with age, Sherry. *smiles* loved your viewpoint.

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  30. sometime you have to let the love be seen...it is there though

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  31. I remember reading this the first time, Sherry - and my comment above. Your words are as beautiful now as it was then. You show that Love is timeless!

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  32. "singing us its song" awww Sherry wise, wonderful and lovely - all is connected and ever-more.

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  33. How truly you understood and how spiritedly you have expressed
    liked it

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  34. So true, when we finally slow down a bit, we see the beauty of the world around us. Lovely poem, Sherry.

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  35. A few odd ones like myself will always love men. If I start falling in love with trees I will know that my time is up!:)

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  36. This is lovely! And so much more so to discover I'm not the only one who has fallen in love with the world and listens to it whisper its love back to me. What a relief!Even the Breeze

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  37. Beautiful Sherry and how true it is. The world is indeed a beautiful place if we look in the right places.

    Love loving people too!

    Anna :o]

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  38. Beautiful words with a lovely touch of mystical empathy.

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  39. Thankyou for your beautiful poem.

    Beautiful thoughts. So glad I stopped by!

    "The tender breath of God in all."

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  40. I do not fear getting older with this truth to sustain me.

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  41. we just
    fall in love
    with the whole world.

    I love the sound of those words.

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  42. Love it...and so true. All we have to do is open our eyes and just pause to listen. Lovely.

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  43. Drink it all in - Just like you words and your emotion. Beautiful

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  44. Ahhh! So perfectly said, so beautifully true.

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  45. I always like poetry about love. This one is a simple expression of the breadth and pervasiveness of love even in those places where we don't normally look. The whole world: a gift to us as an expression of the love of our creator.

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  46. So true! If only we knew to look earlier!

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  47. Yes, Sherry! Only poets are sensitive enough and are aware of little things thought insignificant by others. Nicely!

    Hank

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  48. I think my first love is this great wide, beautiful world! Unfortunately, I think many children don't have the same opportunity I had to just "be" in nature. It worries me that they might never hear its love songs.

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  49. To fall in love with the whole world.. How nice it would be... No one will be alone then

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