28 April 2017

Definition

Adrian Henri (1938-2000)
Love is...

Love is feeling cold in the back of vans
Love is a fan club with only two fans
Love is walking holding paint-stained 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 a prison and love is free
Love's what's there when you are away from me
Love is...


by Adrian Henri

17 comments:

  1. It is indeed. That said I'd kill him (hubs) if I found strange underwear and nighties lying around that weren't mine.
    Anna :o]

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    1. Love is putting hubby's Y-fronts on a radiator in wintertime
      Love is struggling to make a "Love Is" poem rhyme
      Love is not being hypercritical
      Love is rarely psychoanalytical
      Love is...

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    2. Love this - it made me smile. I remember Y-front days...bright orange and purple nylon ones...
      Anna :o]

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    3. Mine were always white cotton with a small brown stripe.

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  2. Very much so. Thanks for this - I hadn't come across it before.

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  3. P. S. I like your verse, too!

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    1. Love is stubborn like a donkey
      Love is giving your lover a door key
      Love is a type of procrastination
      Love is obsessive fascination
      Love is...

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    2. LOL ... is there anything you can't rhyme? :)

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  4. Blankets full of strange delights might be the odd crisp or wine gum in this house, that's as good as it gets these days. lol
    Briony
    x

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    1. Love is knitting a bobble hat in bed
      Love is plonking it on your husband's head
      Love is a walk along Brighton beach
      Love is something you just can't teach
      Love is...

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    2. Just read that out to Tom, lovely and apt.

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  5. I love this poem too although find it a bit poignant at present.

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    1. Love is the feelings left behind
      Love is of the heart and not the mind
      Love is not to be weighed or measured
      Love is a keepsake to be treasured
      Love was...

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  7. Love is a response to a comment in verse... =:)

    Alphie

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    1. Love is a response to a comment in verse
      Love is the flowers you see in a hearse
      Love is meant for every age group
      Love is a bowl of alphabet soup
      Love is...

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