Adrian Henri

(10 April 1932 - 20 December 2000 / Birkenhead, Cheshire)

Love Is... - Poem by Adrian Henri

Love is...

Love is feeling cold in the back of vans

Love is a fanclub with only two fans

Love is walking holding paintstained hands

Love is.

Love is fish and chips on winter nights

Love is blankets full of strange delights

Love is when you don't put out the light

Love is

Love is the presents in Christmas shops

Love is when you're feeling Top of the Pops

Love is what happens when the music stops

Love is

Love is white panties lying all forlorn

Love is pink nightdresses still slightly warm

Love is when you have to leave at dawn

Love is

Love is you and love is me

Love is prison and love is free

Love's what's there when you are away from me

Love is...


Comments about Love Is... by Adrian Henri

  • Gold Star - 30,535 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/21/2014 9:27:00 AM)

    The poem and contents of poem is love and affection which sees the poet in every angle and it is awesome (Report) Reply

    8 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Silver Star - 3,435 Points Paul Sebastian (5/5/2014 5:11:00 AM)

    Great write! Love is found in all the little ways that express being loved. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,308 Points K.c. Ford (5/4/2014 6:08:00 AM)

    Could be written by most with a pen in hand - didn't tax his brain with this one. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,022 Points Leslie Philibert (5/4/2014 5:29:00 AM)

    I love the work of the Liverpool poets, many years ago at school I read all of their work, there are good anthologies,
    try the one from Penguin.. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,240 Points Primrose Tee (5/3/2014 5:25:00 AM)

    love is me smiling when i think about you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/2/2014 1:20:00 AM)

    Such a great write on what love is..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Abhiraj Rajadhyaksha (5/6/2012 2:29:00 AM)

    I love the climax... I mean this poem doesn't have a proper climax. It is left on a very uncertain note. But that's the beauty of it: D Amazing work (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Robert Burns (5/4/2012 10:32:00 PM)

    Love is Adrian Henri, left undone, for the rest of us, to be made into fun.
    Robert Burns, Portland, Oregon (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 300 Points Manonton Dalan (5/4/2012 1:07:00 PM)

    so many of us tried to define love
    and if i read them all i would be
    100 years before i even have half. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,293 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (5/4/2012 9:33:00 AM)

    Love is what happens when the music stops....what happens! Perhaps from where the silence begins....Is that love! What an offbeat idea! ..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Roongratt Srimanchantha (5/4/2012 9:03:00 AM)

    A good one Adrian!

    Love is talking to you when you are not there
    And love is thinking of you with every breath I take.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 65 Points Thomas Duncky (5/4/2012 6:59:00 AM)

    'Love's what's there when you are away from me' True lines, never read anything describing love in so a practical way.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sneha Poovanna (5/4/2012 4:31:00 AM)

    These lines are so simple yet so true that everybody in love experiences..Love is all we need :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Peri Morgan (2/14/2009 8:39:00 AM)

    The part i like most, and that i find most true:
    'love is a prison, love is free'
    This one line alone describes exactly what i define to be love.
    Well done on a poem composed from the heart! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie *Trusting You* (11/11/2008 6:14:00 PM)

    Love is what happens when the music stops
    that is a good line. good job. love is everything you said I think, but really I dont know I have not found him.
    *Purkey Girl* (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sakura Midori (10/2/2005 4:02:00 AM)

    i liked your poem a lot! your lines stick with me because they are beautiful in their simplicity (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anita Gregory (9/3/2005 1:19:00 PM)

    I Love this poem - sure its not going to be to everyones tatse but sometimes you can make things too complicated and this for me says it all. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lidiya Zaharieva (7/25/2005 10:04:00 AM)

    interesting, most definitely, interesting....

    the way love is shown is close to many but not to all so im not sure if this poem can reach to all levels, however it is very well structured and aimed at that physical aspect of love.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Krystle Newberry (7/1/2005 3:51:00 PM)

    'Love is feeling cold in the back of vans' I agree there! lol... I love your explanation of love.. but it's more than physical (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Poem Edited: Monday, October 1, 2007


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