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Friday, February 12, 2016

TO LOVE WOULD BE SUBLIME...



This was written for colleague Sanaa Rizvi's 
PROMPT NIGHTS 6:

To love would be sublime
it would warm like a rhyme
To love would be to go blind
to flaws and imperfect designs

To love someone for what's inside

To love would be sublime
it would send out symbols and signs
To love would be like drinking wine
to be free and out of your mind!

To be free to love anyone I like

To love would be sublime
it would stand the tests of time
To love would be to bind
your entirety to your life

To love yourself and your life

To love would be sublime
it would melt mounds of ice
To love would be to try
to make it work with your wife

To love family for all time 

To love would be sublime
it would glow throughout the night
To love would be to die
for the sake of doing what is right.

To love doing what is right.


40 comments:

  1. This is beautiful James, the repetition gives a feeling of honor and reverence to the emotion of love :D Beautifully executed!

    Thank you so much for participating!!
    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. I like the repetition as well. It's like a mantra, a chant.To love what's inside...yes I agree.A sincerely felt poem.

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  3. My favorite parts: To love would be to go blind / to flaws and imperfect designs...unconditional love...and also the last line...lots of courage is involved here...

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  4. I luv this repeting form, and the fact that to love is a task at hand, which requires striving to stay the love

    Thank you James for dropping in to read mine

    much love...

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  5. All of those things sound sublime - and in some way i hope all achievable..

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    1. thanks Jae! happy belated Valentine's!

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  6. I agree that this beautiful poem asks us to give a special reverence to love, to life, to family...all in the name of love! A wonderful sublime feeling...

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    1. thanks Donna! happy belated Valentine's.

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  7. To love would be sublime
    it would glow throughout the night

    That is how strong its power is! It makes itself a living specimen that blesses the human heart

    Hank

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    1. thanks Hank! Happy belated Valentine's.

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  8. To have a love which will stand the test of time is good fortune for whoever has it! But if one loves oneself, that is the most important thing.

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    1. thanks friend. You are very nice. Happy President's day to you Mary!

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  9. Somehow I feel the love that last is the best of them... wonderful

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    1. thanks Bjorn! Happy belated Valentine's.

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  10. Fantastic! Love the flow of the lines, the way each stanza linked to the next... it reads like a song.

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    1. thanks Magaly! loved your poem as well. Happy President's Day!

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  11. Beautiful, James, and I so hope a lovely heart like yours does find this kind of love. Someone would be very lucky to find you! Keep shining!

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    1. thanks Sherry. I've had love before but I like my current situation too. Who knows? Time will tell. but thanks for your kind words. Have a wonderful Monday my friend.

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    1. thanks Jennifer. glad to see you again. Happy President's day to you!

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  13. Love is sublime and is an overwhelming feeling of trust and contentment. Well penned James.

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    1. thanks O.D.G. your comment makes me feel worthwhile. appreciate it. Happy belated Valentine's!

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  14. Nice structure. I especially like the italicized part.

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  15. Indeed there are so many definitions of love, yet it is a feeling so pure and unique!

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  16. Wow beautifully penned and so full of emotions..just loved it

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  17. Wow beautifully penned and so full of emotions..just loved it

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  18. i like the repetition here, i think it works very well with the strong rhyme. very fitting for a poem of love.
    my favourite line would be : "To love would be to go blind
    to flaws and imperfect designs"
    . :)

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  19. James,

    Your poem embraces so much that can come together to make life itself a more loving and enjoyable experience. I particularly mention the qualities in a pleasing bottle of wine!!!
    Eileen

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  20. I love this. It reads to a beat. I think all you need is a guitar to turn this into a song.

    Lovely work. :)

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  21. Nicely woven with repetitions and subtle changes (or developments!) in meaning.

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  22. James thanks for linking in at Sunday Lime this week.
    And,my Monday mood memes at 'verses' Monday WRites
    you are also invited to link in

    much ove...

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  23. Love 'warm like a rhyme' - my favorite idea!
    Passionate poem.

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  24. I love the way you use the key words. At times fun and then deep. Very beautifully written.

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