Why write of love?

“Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.”
– Germaine Greer

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.”
– May Sarton

Why write of love?

Why write of love?

You want it

Need it

Lost it

Found it

Or possibly

Have it

Though if you

Thought you’d found it

You might be too busy

Trying to hang on to it

Because if you loose It

Once again

You are alone

By yourself

Yet I have never been

As lonely as when

I was married

And love had nothing

To do with it

Bisous,

Léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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9 Responses to Why write of love?

  1. your poem speaks of a loneliness worse than being alone; in fact being alone is a good thing; being lonely is not
    -powerful

  2. Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso says:

    A profound truth when love has ceased to grow.

  3. Oooh, Lea – you’re as perceptive as ever with this one. And the perfect quotations – that Germaine Greer one truly hit the button for me. You are a clever lady. 🙂

  4. singingbones says:

    a poignant poem… love the May Sarton quote. Thanks, Lea

  5. Claudia says:

    ugh..that is sad…the saddest kind of loneliness i think when being together and still..there’s nothing that really counts..well penned

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