Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Gold Star - 86,687 Points (3rd August 1950 / Mumbai)

Love 1 - Love Is All Embracing - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Love is all embracing,
Pure and sublime
Which flows and keeps flowing
Like a never ending stream,
From the eternal river,
Pouring out the elixir of love,
Love that gushes out unreservedly,
From each cell of the body,
Through each pore of the skin,
From the depths of the heart,
Spreading its aroma,
Into the wide Universe!

Love is all embracing,
Love - that goes on and on,
Not like a sentence,
Punctuated with commas, colons
And full stops!
Nay! Not like a long sentence either,
That goes on into paragraphs,
Pages and paperbacks!
Like an eternal Bible,
That delivers the sermons,
Sprinkling its message,
Into every corner of the world!

Love is all embracing
Love that does not confine nor is confined,
To any shape size or structure,
Not a square, rectangle or triangle,
It is not like a street
Ending in a narrow lane,
Or a one-way street with a blind end.
It is not a box that can be shut and locked,
That remains safe and secure in a bank locker.
Love is like an open blue sky,
Where thousands of stars twinkle and smile
Brightly and beautifully, at the same time!

Love is all embracing
Complete and fulfilled!
A part of the world starves,
Not of poverty alone like in Africa and India!
The world suffers,
Not just of food for the hungry,
Or of roof for the unsheltered,
Not even a rag for the unclothed,
But the world suffers and cries due to starvation of love!
Physical apathy is remediable.
But O! What about the apartheid?
That many people suffer from - the apartheid of love!

Love is all embracing,
Eyes searching for the feast of love,
Ears straining for the sweet melody of love,
Nose seeking the fragrance of love,
Lips spelling the magic of love,
Fingers softening for the touch of love,
The five sensitive organs play
An amusing game of love!
Yet, this love so sweet and sensual
Alas! A flitting merriment of self-indulgence
Momentary, fluctuating,
But sadly, transitory and impermanent!

Love is all embracing,
That should emerge from deep within
Limitless and infinite!
Without barriers or boundaries,
With no tall orders or terse rules,
Without any expectations or rewards!
Love has to be shared,
Love has to be offered,
Love has to be showered,
Continuously and graciously,
Generously and universally,
Into the wide, wide world!

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a poem on pure love. As i now feel nothing should come between this love as a barrier, not even religion. As such i have edited the verses on various religions. Love is above everything else in this world.
Many felt that the poem was too long. I too, have realised that the poem was too long and required a lot of time and patience. As such, i have now edited the poem to six verses. Hope this will be an incentive for more people to read this poem.
I thank all the poets who have read this poem, in spite of its length and given their valuable comments.
Much grateful to Poem Hunter for showcasing it as my best poem since i posted it exactly four years ago.
Many, many thanks.
07-06-2019

Comments about Love 1 - Love Is All Embracing by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/9/2019 5:41:00 AM)

    Love has to be shared! ! !
    True love is the Key.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Linda Bella Wassermeister (8/1/2019 11:51:00 PM)

    Great love poem. I really enjoyed reading this. I have read it before, but had to come back and read it again! (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (8/1/2019 1:41:00 AM)

    Love is all embracing/Eyes searching for the feast of love....I nowhere find such lovely words! A great poem that drags me to read it time and again! (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (7/2/2019 10:26:00 PM)

    Love is like an open blue sky,
    Where thousands of stars twinkle and smile
    Brightly and beautifully, at the same time!
    - - - - - -A great poem about love- - We can never define this divine feelings of love- -which is both earthly and unearthly- -
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  • Denis Mair (7/2/2019 6:48:00 PM)

    You catch the wonderful paradox of love: somehow it is both source and destination. It is a metaphysical force animating life... at the same time it comes to us concretely in details of sensory experience. It certainly is hard to wrap one's mind around love, but you find a thread to evoke it. (Report)Reply

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  • Linda Bella Wassermeister (6/25/2019 2:56:00 PM)

    Love embraces all! What a great theme and what a great poem! Thank you so much for posting this. I am fairly new and trying to learn from the best poets. (Report)Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (6/23/2019 7:10:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem madam.I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your poetic thoughts.100++++++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas John (6/17/2019 12:17:00 PM)

    I agree. A wonderful poem for love. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/10/2019 11:02:00 AM)

    Now I will take out time to read all other poems....this one is brilliant (Report)Reply

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  • (6/10/2019 10:54:00 AM)

    Love is indeed all about embracing. I loved it I have always said give time to those who love you. (Report)Reply

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  • Carl Roussell (6/3/2019 5:08:00 AM)

    Very good poem. I especially like the line, love has to be showered generously an ontinually. A10. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/30/2019 11:55:00 PM)

    dancing with a languishing grace, breathing with a lindering whisper.There are many many quatable quotes in the poem. A real subtle description of love that is observed across ethnic and cultural spectrum. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (4/24/2019 8:01:00 AM)

    I normally, browse all 500 poems, when I find this beautiful poem there...I get delighted! I will be reading it again and again. I take this wonderful piece of poetry to MyPoemList (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (4/24/2019 7:59:00 AM)

    Love is all embracing/Pure and sublime....Great! I always find a lot of pleasure when I locate this lovely poem of yours that dances the stunning dance of love! Your best production...a piece of diamond! (Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas John (4/21/2019 10:42:00 PM)

    I agree dear Poet. Love is life, life is love. Wonderful use of words. A outstanding poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (4/9/2019 2:57:00 AM)

    A marvelous work! I am delighted to find it as 598 in 500 member poem! I will be happy if it moves up in the ranking... a piece that deserves to go all distance! (Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas John (4/2/2019 4:01:00 AM)

    I agree with your words and thoughts. Amazing description for love. (Report)Reply

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  • Mihaela Pirjol (2/1/2019 9:26:00 AM)

    This is an astonishing, elaborate poem on what Love truly is! An Absolutely Stunning Divination Poem! (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(2/1/2019 11:31:00 AM)

    Thank you so much dear Mihaela for your absolutely beautiful review of my poem. God bless you.

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  • Prabir Gayen (1/23/2019 12:58:00 AM)

    Love is all embracing,
    Like the loving compassion of Buddha,
    A divine soul filled with infinite love
    For the entire world and its Beings! ....again i comment...it is so beautiful..
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    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(1/23/2019 10:23:00 AM)

    So happy to know that you are back on this page to read this poem. God bless you Prabir.

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  • Prabir Gayen (1/9/2019 1:40:00 PM)

    Love has to be shared,
    Love has to be offered,
    Love has to be showered,
    Continuously and graciously,
    Generously and universally,
    Into the wide, wide world! .........wow lines
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, June 7, 2019


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