Isabelle Cooper

What We Love

What we love is as mutable and uncertain as any other reality
The passing face - life passing - a smile passing by-
What does it signify- mean - imply

Just the turning of a head -the lifting of a hand
The cadence somewhere of something lost in times mist

A childhood bedtime kiss

Looks from eyes and words from lips
Laughter that triumphed and laughter that enraged
Laughter softened on the rim of enchantment

Loving now things past despised -hated - neglected


When a little farther along lifting as morning fog-just a bit beneath
We see what was never seen before - the beauty of it all
Grandeur of something eternal that will not diverge

It is all a mystery and a guess
Circulating blood and hearts quest

Submitted: Sunday, July 06, 2008
Edited: Saturday, November 16, 2013

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