Kate: By Turns Do I
by Andrew S Adams
By turns do I believe in love
and then I do deny;
for every merit therein held
there lingers this inside:
a dream beyond what it can be
a hope that's never met;
an endless quest to understand
that which i can not grasp
That darkness shades the truest love
that ev'rything comes with;
as you and i so deeply found
that love takes all and does not give;
and so do i by turns declare
that love can not exist;
yet all of this is said in fear
for knowing only this:
the truest love i've ever known
is love that left me to my own.
Author's Note: i'm not sure if it's too simple. thoughts?
Posted on 05/02/2007
Copyright © 2020 Andrew S Adams
|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by Bruce W Niedt on 05/03/07 at 01:45 AM|
Simple but eloquent, Andrew. This could even become a sonnet if you wanted to tinker with it (one less stanza and iambic pentameter). But of course the form's also fine as is. One question: Why did you go with "grasp" instead of the rhyming "get" in stanza 2? d:-)
|Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 05/03/07 at 04:05 AM|
I do not find it simple, and the last two lines raise it into a realm of mystery, really... as they can mean various things... one being love that sets one free at the same time as it enfolds... a lot to ponder, and beautifully spoken.
|Posted by Meghan Helmich on 08/05/08 at 08:39 PM|
i like this a lot. simple is beautiful...and this is just magnified beauty.