All We Need

Love
 
Love simply is happiness
Like a child with a toy
Separation from the toy
At once is sadness
 
Like a painting like a symphony
Love is a blending
Of notes and colors jelled
In a candy jar aroma’s a sweet music
 
Soul and body
Stripping one of love like
Stripping soul from body
Body from soul
 
Encompassing love plainly surpasses
One’s sadness broadcasts joys ever
Naked it is spiritual transcends faiths
It is tear, laughter, like a child with a toy.
 
©NDR 7.25.2016

Written Sept 1969. Love slowly clearing out, dying embers flickering.

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Y. J. Hall
almost 3 years

The cover painting is beautiful and puts the reader fast in the mood of the poem. Who is the painter?

Y. J. Hall
Y. J. Hall
almost 3 years

Got it: Claude Monet "Regattas at Argenteuil", 1872.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

@Y. J. Hall: you're absolutely right! I am sorry for the delay response, Thanksgiving kitchen traffic got in the way. Btw, Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for visiting my pages.
Hope to hear from you again.

J Ann Crowder
almost 3 years

Colors jelled and candy jars. Great comparisons! Love is sweet.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

I can tell your favorite store at the beach when you were a little girl-a candy store! :-)) Thanks for the sweet love.

Charlotte B. Williams
almost 3 years

Very good comparison, love is quite like that.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

Thank you Charlotte. Love is a synonym for a child.

Robert L. Martin
about 3 years

I like your definition of love very much. I can see it in the eyes of a child.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 3 years

Thank you Robert. Love begets happiness. Happiness gives rise to love.

Vic
about 3 years

My favorite definition of true love can be found in 1 Corinthians 13:4. But your definition is not too bad either, Nice poem.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 3 years

Thank you, Brod. You're right, therein lies happiness where ever charity resides.

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