adventures in dysthymia

Friday, November 08, 2013

Of Love Scenes

How very much is writing a love scene like writing a poem. Or perhaps it’s the other way around and every poem is, in a sense, akin to making love.


The true power of words can be known when we attempt to capture such emotions, to speak of and from the soul. They demand truth.

It has hurt, sometimes, to find those words. They have been driven like nails into my heart and must be wrenched free. Now, I drive them again into the page before me, so they might wound others.

That is the purpose of poetry, isn’t it? To make of words something more than words. As love makes of two people something more than they are on their own.

I have written of love and I have written many poems. More importantly, I have loved.

Stephen Brooke ©2013

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