Old Love


Linked to One Shoot Poetry http://onestoppoetry.com/ in response to the photo-prompt. Photography by Fee Easton.

Old Love

The Love that’s tinged
by Eros
is easier to write,
to live and
to imagine:
the silken touch
of water—
cool caresses in a Lake—
a kiss that tastes
of wine
and sweat.
Subtle sounds of
breath, and
pounding pulses
and images that linger
in the darkness of
a new-moon night.

But as the days grow old
and we, along with them,
diminish,
winter shadows
cannot overwhelm
enduring Love.
You probe the
memory of
a day gone by
and stroke
a shriveled hand.
Then Spring breaks through
in songs of mockingbirds.

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19 thoughts on “Old Love

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    Very sweet, Victoria. I love how love changes, gentles, and grows more appreciated and still now and again burst out in full flame. Lovely.

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  2. Tino says:

    Methinks you like mockingbirds.

    Another awesome poem. I am so fortunate to have found your blog when I did. I am never disappointed when I read you latest offerings.

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  3. Erotic love enjoyed by the young may overshadow agape love; but agape love endures and grows while erotic love is fading. The relationship blessed with agape love will endure; while the one with only erotic love may wither.

    What a beautiful poem! I like the photo! You are gifted and skillful in your use of words, Victoria. Blessings to you…

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  4. trisha says:

    the old age love is real love, the love of growing old together, accepting everything. 🙂

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  5. Bodhirose says:

    There’s something especially sweet about an old, enduring love. I love your description of this, Victoria.

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  6. Reflections says:

    Love the elusive nature, touching the hand to Spring forth days of love, of life gone by… a beautiful piece.

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  7. dani says:

    breathtaking! touching gently upon aging but ending on such a hopeful note. this is a wonderful description of “old love” ~ i hope to have it yet.

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  8. barbara says:

    The touch of hand to bring the remembrance of a Springtime of loving…all is renewed…lovely ..bkm

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  9. moondustwriter says:

    You convey the aging process of love so well
    Oh to sip the sweet wine with an old and dear companion

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  10. souldipper says:

    I remember you writing one like this earlier – what a blessing that you know old love.

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  11. thelinnet1 says:

    Wonderful poem, I love your take on aging and enduring Love.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Abi

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  12. Such beautiful words – and I think that enduring love is the kind we are all looking for really 😀

    Chloe xx

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  13. Helena White says:

    Beautiful! So glad I stopped by…Love is boundless…

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  14. brian says:

    smiles. i want that endearing love to last well into those days…whata sweet and tender verse…

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  15. Arron Palmer says:

    Absolutely adore your description of Love here, Victoria. I agree so much that age can both nullify a love, yet also, with careful reminders, bring forth second, third, 27th Springs. Beautiful, tender and wise. A lot like the couple in the picture’s love.

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  16. knightsheart says:

    Victoria,
    Your words follow love’s folw through life. I enjoyed them very much in their smooth motion and gentle images.

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  17. Iwrite4u says:

    Nice poem written beautifully about aging people love…that tastes of wine and sweat is nice to imagine

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  18. Claudia says:

    i love the kiss tasting of wine and sweat….hmmm..nice but also love how you went from there to the shriveled hand and spring breaking through…good when love makes it all the way to that point

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  19. dustus says:

    Truly a great love poem in terms of both realism and representation of aging. Plus, it has a smooth polished flow that sounds like music to my ears. Wonderful writing.

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