Sandra Feldman


A Different Love - Poem by Sandra Feldman

There was very little physical about their love,
It went well beyond all that,
Like two Swans whose necks intertwine,
Creating an everlasting bond,
They embraced, floating away together,
Into the Eternity of Time,
Forever


Comments about A Different Love by Sandra Feldman

  • Gold Star - 22,181 Points Valsa George (5/7/2015 12:31:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this poem on 'platonic love'! I think this is the highest form of love when a man and woman in a deep relationship are able to give to one another without the lure of sexual passions! Such love is love abstract with all sediments strained out and can last longer! The image of two swans with necks intertwained and floating away is quite lovely! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,886 Points Daniel Brick (5/5/2015 2:39:00 PM)

    This is a quiet, serene poem, because in the words of John Milton All passion spent - and the partners can move in sync because no divisive emotions interfere. Your poem expresses lyrically the same relationship that Shakespeare
    described metaphysically in his almost impenetrable lyric poem THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE(DOVE) . The poem is such an extreme example of Shakespeare's transcendent poetic genius I always read it to my students. As a poet, he acquired such skill in fusing language, compressing metaphors, tightening syntax, it's amazing all of this coiled energy didn't explode. Well, it does in his dramatic poetry of the time of the poem, OTHELLO and KING LEAR. but in the poem he achieves an eerie calm and gravitas. The meaning of the poem is clear enough - it's a Platonic rather than sexual relationship he celebrates - It's the language that makes it so mysterious. As you can see, Sandra, I'm still an English teacher eleven years into retirement it's not over - I'm still teaching and preaching my favorite works of literature. Don't let me get started on Shakespeare's underappreciated tragedy ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. You'll never hear the end of that tirade! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,821 Points Frank Davis, Sr. (4/29/2015 4:01:00 AM)

    An elegant and enchanting bit of work.
    Sublime, Sandra! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,072 Points Patricia Grantham (4/7/2015 9:29:00 AM)

    Very unique and quite beautiful Sandra.
    Touched my heart. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,835 Points Heather Wilkins (12/30/2014 8:32:00 PM)

    a lovely poem Sandra it is so nice to be queen for a day congratulations (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 8,437 Points Michael Mcparland (12/2/2014 4:33:00 AM)

    So simply and wonderfully beautiful. A true expression and telling of a true pure love rarely ever known by most but exists, and those who know it are the luckiest people on earth. A true 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,612 Points Roseann Shawiak (10/28/2014 11:37:00 PM)

    You have very poetically described an unconditional love, almost divine, in a perfect poem of fascinating love. It sends the mind looking and wishing for this type of love, but it is very rare in life to find it. Thank you. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (10/6/2014 8:23:00 AM)

    The physical side to a loving relationship is a bonus. Love has so much more to offer. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,266 Points Walterrean Salley (9/20/2014 4:37:00 PM)

    Congrats on your selected poem of the day. Sincere and profound thoughts on one of the most important subjects in life- expressed in purity. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,656 Points Sandra Feldman (9/16/2014 3:50:00 AM)

    Yesterday, Sept.15,2014 I was Queen for a Day. But not of a Country nor a Kingdom
    I was allowed to enter a tiny corner of the hearts of those that read this simple poem,
    What a Joy! Indescribable.

    To be able to touch others with words, make them feel, maybe a tiny instant of Love, beauty and illusion.
    What better Kingdom?
    Thank you All for reading and for your lovely, comments! Every one of them touched me deeply.

    I also want to thank PoemHunter for giving me this honor for which I am truly grateful.

    Sandra Feldman (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,683 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (9/15/2014 9:39:00 PM)

    It is the same love what many preachers had preached to develop in the hearts of human.. Here, you have written about the friends, but loving an enemy may change our mind set to believe the effects of the eternal love in one's heart, mind and body, that's the reason the sages look younger to their age..so to look younger we have to develop the feeling of love for every human around the world, just like these two swans intertwined with their necks not with the corporate deals

    nice poem.. Congratulations (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,413 Points Terry Craddock (9/15/2014 5:21:00 PM)

    Simplistic, indifferent to stylistic form and traditions, yet as beautiful as two swans necks intertwined, floating together within the waters of eternity. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,066 Points Lyn Paul (9/15/2014 5:13:00 PM)

    Beautiful words Sandra. You are like a photographer. You always capture the moment. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,054 Points Michelle Claus (9/15/2014 3:34:00 PM)

    The first line of your poem grabbed my attention. The physical story of love eventually, or immediately, leaves us so lonely and wanting. So, I had to continue to read your poem to find out what was the nature of their love. Nicely scribed, with regal imagery. I agree with an earlier comment, that this poem is written as if it could be read in one breath - to mirror the penultimate moment of true love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 379 Points Lenny Camacho (9/15/2014 11:46:00 AM)

    time is not eternal, but moments are, and this one poem has become one of mine... thank you... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 230 Points Crystal Rosser (9/15/2014 11:22:00 AM)

    At first, it felt a little bit cliche, but overall, I really liked the simplicity and modesty. Nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,678 Points Neela Nath (9/15/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    Sandra, congrats! You deserve this. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,964 Points Savita Tyagi (9/15/2014 9:29:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Gives such a mesmerizing feeling about love. Loved reading it as a member poem. Congratulations. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,886 Points Daniel Brick (9/15/2014 7:02:00 AM)

    This is a true expression of love, a higher love than we normally conceive, the sort once referred as a Platonic Love.
    Shakespeare wrote a brilliant but knotty lyric poem THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE(DOVE) which expresses these same sentiments. Your poem would certainly help people confused by his lush language, Back to Sandra's poem: I like the way you made this one sentence by using commas to extend it. It all takes place in a single breath, a held breath in this suspended moment in which we acknowledge the truth and wonder of an uncommon love. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,921 Points Babatunde Aremu (9/15/2014 4:22:00 AM)

    This must be God's kind of love. Great write. Bravo! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 9, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, March 10, 2014


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