Looking for Love

This is my offering for Hélène’s Photo Challenge – What Do You See?

Unrequited Love
My prayers and supplications
Father did as he was bade
I marvel at these limbs
I am wondrously made

This rescue from romance
Failed his love deter
Rooted among the flowers
The sun’s love still stirs

He calls me Laurel
I refuse to respond
I am Daphne in my heart
His reach I’m beyond

Blossoming where I’m planted
Ignoring his persistent plea
I revel in my form
A lithe and limber tree

36 thoughts on “Looking for Love

  1. I feel a warm self-love when I read this, limbs wondrously made, answering only to the name I have chosen for myself. The sun’s love does indeed stir, even on the shortest and darkest of days. Very inspirational, Muri! 🙂

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  2. Such a strong poem of love and loss; but how cleverly you have expressed the feelings Val! The ever green Laurel worn by Apollo, and all the emperors of that culture, to signify the undying desire he had for Daphne. Lovely, lovely poem. Bravo.

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  3. He calls me Laurel
    I refuse to respond
    I am Daphne in my heart
    His reach I’m beyond

    A very engaging poem with a story to tell.

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    1. I’ll take that into consideration – maybe I need to make a book just of love poems? Hmm. Is there really an interest in love poems since there are so many?? hmm. We’ll talk in Pensacola Beach.

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