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,
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Topic(s) of this poem: love

Comments about A Different Love by Sandra Feldman

  • Brian Mayo Brian Mayo (10/22/2015 10:43:00 PM)

    This makes me think of high-school sweethearts who reconnected in their old-age, and never left each other again.
    Moving and succinct- -tough to pull-off but you did it. (Report) Reply

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  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (10/10/2015 12:10:00 AM)

    I like the brevity, imagery, and movement of this poem... It works... Message conveyed. Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Sranisha Francis Sranisha Francis (9/18/2015 4:47:00 PM)

    Into the Eternity of Time,

    In to the Eternity of Joy forever. This my prayer. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (9/3/2015 9:53:00 PM) lovely...and beautiful ★ (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder Bernard Snyder (8/11/2015 8:56:00 AM)

    This poem is very direct, precise and well penned. Great job! (Report) Reply

  • Maria Gonzalez (8/1/2015 11:19:00 AM)

    Beautiful. short and precise. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George 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

  • Daniel Brick 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

  • Frank Davis, Sr. (4/29/2015 4:01:00 AM)

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

  • Patricia Grantham Patricia Grantham (4/7/2015 9:29:00 AM)

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

  • Heather Wilkins 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • V S (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 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

  • Terry Craddock 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

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (9/15/2014 5:13:00 PM)

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

  • Michelle Claus 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

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