Adrian Henri

(10 April 1932 - 20 December 2000 / Birkenhead, Cheshire)

Love Is... - Poem by Adrian Henri

Love is...

Love is feeling cold in the back of vans
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  • Jon Holloway (8/20/2017 9:38:00 AM)

    This is one of my favourites, it inspired me write a poem about love lost. The formatting will be bad but I have pasted it bellow. It was published circa 1997. I think Adrian's was much better and more positive!


    Stop smiling at me out of your photograph
    I know you are crying

    Your toothbrush sits in a little holder
    It will not be used again

    The food you bought for our evening is still in the fridge
    I shall eat it alone

    Stop laughing at me out of your photograph
    I know you are crying

    We made love in an understanding silence
    Now I make toast

    You would never give me the chance to be myself
    Now I am me

    I hope that you will be happy somewhere
    Not with me

    She giggled at me out of her picture
    I tore it up
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  • Robert Murray Smith (5/5/2017 11:31:00 PM)

    I like this take on love.10 (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (1/27/2017 8:05:00 PM)

    Beautiful love poem, well articulated and nicely penned in good diction with conviction. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/28/2016 10:40:00 AM)

    What a love, , , , , , , Fantastic (Report) Reply

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (7/18/2016 9:49:00 PM)

    ya, simple definition of love. i agree love is..... (Report) Reply

  • (5/21/2014 9:27:00 AM)

    The poem and contents of poem is love and affection which sees the poet in every angle and it is awesome (Report) Reply

  • Paul Sebastian (5/5/2014 5:11:00 AM)

    Great write! Love is found in all the little ways that express being loved. (Report) Reply

  • K.c. Ford (5/4/2014 6:08:00 AM)

    Could be written by most with a pen in hand - didn't tax his brain with this one. (Report) Reply

  • (5/4/2014 5:29:00 AM)

    I love the work of the Liverpool poets, many years ago at school I read all of their work, there are good anthologies,
    try the one from Penguin..
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  • Primrose Tee (5/3/2014 5:25:00 AM)

    love is me smiling when i think about you (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2014 1:20:00 AM)

    Such a great write on what love is..... (Report) Reply

  • Abhiraj Rajadhyaksha (5/6/2012 2:29:00 AM)

    I love the climax... I mean this poem doesn't have a proper climax. It is left on a very uncertain note. But that's the beauty of it: D Amazing work (Report) Reply

  • (5/4/2012 10:32:00 PM)

    Love is Adrian Henri, left undone, for the rest of us, to be made into fun.
    Robert Burns, Portland, Oregon
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  • (5/4/2012 1:07:00 PM)

    so many of us tried to define love
    and if i read them all i would be
    100 years before i even have half.
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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (5/4/2012 9:33:00 AM)

    Love is what happens when the music stops....what happens! Perhaps from where the silence begins....Is that love! What an offbeat idea! ..... (Report) Reply

  • Roongratt Srimanchantha (5/4/2012 9:03:00 AM)

    A good one Adrian!

    Love is talking to you when you are not there
    And love is thinking of you with every breath I take..
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  • Thomas Duncky (5/4/2012 6:59:00 AM)

    'Love's what's there when you are away from me' True lines, never read anything describing love in so a practical way.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • (5/4/2012 4:31:00 AM)

    These lines are so simple yet so true that everybody in love experiences..Love is all we need :) (Report) Reply

  • (2/14/2009 8:39:00 AM)

    The part i like most, and that i find most true:
    'love is a prison, love is free'
    This one line alone describes exactly what i define to be love.
    Well done on a poem composed from the heart!
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  • (11/11/2008 6:14:00 PM)

    Love is what happens when the music stops
    that is a good line. good job. love is everything you said I think, but really I dont know I have not found him.
    *Purkey Girl*
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