Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Sings

©2017 Susan Noyes Anderson

Love is a shell in golden sand,
a secret in a willing hand,
a piece of beauty worth its keep,
as mighty as the sea is deep.

Walk carefully on distant shores.
The ocean whispers, crashes, roars.
Be not distracted; find that one
reflected in the morning sun.

Embrace the gift, divinely made.
Let not the sacred music fade.
Hear all the magic; guard it well.
Live every tale it has to tell.


I like the notion of love as a fragile yet mighty shell waiting to be found by the right person. Discernment is everything, and choosing the one who will sing his or her music to you over a lifetime should be a careful process. Once found, that lovely gift is worthy of every protection, for it is truly magic. And oh, what stories a true and lasting love has to tell!

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carol l mckenna said...

Oh Sue ~ wonderful poetry and gorgeous photo ~ good to see right now ~ New England is still seeing gray, rain and snow ~ thanks,

Wishing you a happy day ~ ^_^

LeAnn said...

Oh, this was lovely and I really loved the photo. The stories of true and lasting love are always so inspiring and have a sweet romantic part too. I just love, love~ Hugs for this one!

Sumana Roy said...

this is so beautiful and fulfilling....

Anonymous said...

True, wont help to get distracted by the ocean!

Rommy said...

Reminds me a bit of summer loves compared to lasting love, and how real love won't wash away like a sandcastle.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Walk carefully on distant shores.
The ocean whispers, crashes, roars.
Be not distracted; find that one
reflected in the morning sun.

Beautifully uplifting!!❤️

Susan said...

Love sings!
I love it!
"Be not distracted; find that one
reflected in the morning sun."

You have put into words the truth that shells have to tell. ANd what a gift it is: the shell, the depths, the stories, your gift with words.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love picture, poem and comment after. Love Sings! What a delight.

C.C. said...

I love the stanza about distant shores and distraction.....wise words phrased so beautifully.

indybev said...

How I love the cadence of rhyming poetry! Even more so when filled with wonderful phrases. Thank you.

Grandma Honey said...

Dennis and I were talking about this subject just last night. Magical indeed, but can't be rushed. When we rush into love it then becomes the luck of the draw. But when we wait and watch and get to know....then we will truly know and make the right decision. Your poem says it so beautifully. Sue.

Mary said...

Beautiful really. We really have to embrace the gift and live each day...the joys of lasting love are worth waiting for!

brudberg said...

I love the cadence and the rhymes... has to be read aloud

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

You say it so well – both in poetry and prose.

Myrna R. said...

What a beautiful love song. Your words are so nicely chosen. Enjoyed this.

Wendy Bourke said...

Wonderfully rendered! "Embrace the gift" - lovely, indelible words.

lemon j. said...

Excellent rhythm.

Pondside said...

How beautiful, Sue. This went straight to my heart. Love, like faith, is a precious gift.

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