Treasure Island

David Taylor

(3rd January 1956 / LONDON, UK)

Love, Love, Love, Love, Love Without A Doubt


How do you write a poem
about Love?
It cannot be caught
and is beyond words’
power of depiction.
It has no place to be,
all places are filled
with Love.
Without Love would
anything have any savour?

Love is what joins
Love is what flows
Love is what counts
Love is what grows
Love is what’s known.

Love is all around
Love is all about
Love is all we ask
Love is all we give
Love is all I have.

Love wants nothing
Love needs nothing
Love misses nothing
Love excludes nothing
Love is what this is all about.

Joining, flowing, counting,
growing, knowing
around, about
asking, giving, having
All is Love,
of that I have no doubt.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, March 01, 2011

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (10/31/2009 2:09:00 PM)

    ‘Love wants nothing // Love needs nothing // Love misses nothing // Love excludes nothing.., ’

    Love is secondless so why a second is needed? Excellent noetic diction.
    Ten+
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK

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  • john tiong chunghoo (4/26/2008 9:02:00 AM)

    Love is what joins
    Love is what flows
    Love is what counts
    Love is what grows
    Love is what’s known.

    dear david, i love the above lines (Report) Reply

  • Jessie D (10/20/2007 10:35:00 PM)

    Wow.
    That is absolutely an amazing poem.
    It's absolutely perfect :) (Report) Reply

  • x... x... (10/11/2007 12:21:00 AM)

    How did I ever miss this one David///\\\? ? ? It is beyond description wonderful. Powerful and simply put words about something we all want and need yet is often so very elusive...I came in here under the word Love on that poem list they have to read mine..: Love Is Love Is Love, that I wrote the other day and what do I first see but this.... You shine here David, like real love most surely does. Perhaps you hold the key....so lovely it makes tears slip down ones cheeks.....love, marci.xo (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Partlow (8/22/2007 7:00:00 AM)

    To answer the question in the first line, I did the same thing as you, I started with one of the oldest verses in the world on Love

    Here is my love poem. I also tried using the Raven's challenging rhyme pattern: http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/love-is-105/

    Even though it didn't quite fit, the result was good enough to inspire me to move on to my second (and still my best work: SUNRISE ON THE MOUNT) : (Report) Reply

  • mona nikki (8/3/2007 1:52:00 PM)

    this is a poem i wrote.
    I'm lost in your memories my love please remember
    me at least once. You held me in your arms and my
    thoughts start to disappear one by one. we were one
    now we are two nothing will be sam neither me nor you
    love is blind he used to say. there is something special
    that never goes away. this path that i am walking on
    all alone. i wish i had somebody beside me to tell me how
    much they love me.when i look in the miror i see your face
    nobody can stop me from crying each night and day
    and to give me their shoulder to lean on so i won't
    fall apart and drift away. you have captured my sole in
    your body, there are your thoughts in my mind. there
    are your memories in my past. there are your tears
    in my eyes. there is nothing of my own except
    an empty body. (Report) Reply

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