Tom Billsborough

Love Makes The World Go Flat

Love makes the world go flat,
Sparkling seascapes sweeping out
From rolling downs of wide horizons.
Shimmering skies absorbing eyes.
And the orisons of a lone lark
Suspended overhead signal
Our desire and hope to gather in
The supportive silence.
We grow like giant statues
In our love, so tall, so motionless,
In our embrace.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 10, 2016

Form: Alexandrine


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Comments about Love Makes The World Go Flat by Tom Billsborough

  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (5/13/2017 6:18:00 PM)

    A good play on words 'love makes the world go round'.
    You suggest the negative side of love in a tour de force.

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  • Wild Flower (4/29/2017 1:28:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem, Tom.......

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    Tom Billsborough(4/29/2017 1:41:00 AM)

    I like the name Wild Flower. My garden is full of them, not to mention the frogs sunbathing on stones near the pond! Must check out your poems soon.

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  • Stuart MunroStuart Munro (4/19/2017 4:43:00 PM)

    Tom, love this poem,
    I'm putting it on my poets list

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    Tom Billsborough(4/29/2017 1:40:00 AM)

    Thanks, Stuart. I must start reading your poems. I've been busy editing some stories for a friend so i've neglected PH for a while.

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  • Rod MendietaRod Mendieta (2/28/2017 8:37:00 AM)

    Wonderful. I too very often long to be embraced by absolute silence, having to put up with too much noise these days (right now there's a van going about with a megaphone blaring endlessly about their fresh-from-the-farm eggs!) . I will rate it with a 10, though I know Tom doesn't need my points, having already busted the scales. On second thought, if the blokes from 'Spinal Tap' did manage to go to 11 in their amps, why can't we go to 7 here? Will have to talk to the webmaster about that.

    Only drawback: now I'll have to keep on reading more of Tom's poems, just when I had it in my mind to sit down to work! ... Rod

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    Tom Billsborough(2/28/2017 4:28:00 PM)

    Hi Rod,
    just you wait, I've drafted out five of Alejandro's poems. I'll give you the day off tomorrow! Generous of me. But we'll blame Alejandro, He's a really great poet. Intoxicating!

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  • Luo ZhihaiLuo Zhihai (1/28/2017 4:43:00 AM)

    A pretty poem. Love, seascape and hope. Blue sea in our heart.

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    Tom Billsborough(1/28/2017 5:01:00 AM)

    Thanks Zhihai. Love your poems. I'm a big fan of Tu Fu.

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (11/11/2016 8:52:00 AM)

    Love is so grand.so vast- - - - -Wonderful poem of love- - - - - - Thanks for sharing.

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    Tom Billsborough(11/11/2016 9:37:00 AM)

    Thank you, Bharati. It can be all-encompassing, And even, though she died, love carries on and on.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (8/4/2016 1:13:00 PM)

    Irresistible title and great poem, Tom.
    First time I have ever seen the word 'orison' in a poem also, but had no trouble with it because it is similar to both the Spanish and Portuguese words for prayer.
    oración (Spanish)
    oração (Portuguese)

    I like the idea of love making the world go flat, in other words making it easier to get to your loved one.
    I will be reading more of your poems.

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (8/1/2016 10:47:00 PM)

    so that's what did it! ! !

    now to read the poem-with-the-catchy-title.
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    i don't recall ever hearing of this word. maybe i should have paid more attention in church? ?

    or·i·son
    ˈôrisən, -zən, ˈär-/
    nounarchaic
    noun: orison; plural noun: orisons

    a prayer.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    if i read it straight through, i like the sound of it. but i confess i don't think i understand it. does love overpower things around it to the point of making the Earth seem flat? or meaningless? or does flat mean boring, rather than meaning f'lat as in a two-dimensional object [if there really is such a thing]? ? even a piece of flimsy paper has a thickness after all, so isn't it three-dimensional as well?

    hmm?

    :) i think i've always had some 'trouble' with the word love. i use it very sparingly for people i love, and more liberally when referring to ice cream and birds.

    bri :)

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    Tom Billsborough(8/2/2016 1:38:00 AM)

    Church was not a place I visited as a child! And only for Weddings etc since, tho I married a Vicar's daughter. How weird is that. The use of the word Flat has two uses. First and as you craftily pointed out for a catchy title! Second in the sense of disappearing background as the madness of love overtakes the lovers! also flat can be taken as boring in the sense of as of little consequence. But your first instinct was right. A virtual bottle of champagne for the lad!
    Tom

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  • Shrutika Kahale (4/26/2016 2:37:00 AM)

    a beautiful piece of work, well done

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    Tom Billsborough(4/26/2016 3:06:00 AM)

    thank you, Shrutika. I got your message about your age. Well, you have exhibited an extraordinary talent.
    I'm an ancient bird but no more a wise owl than you. Never be afraid to experiment with your verse. It's fun to try out different styles. In a sense your age doesn't matter. To me you are a very fine fellow poet.
    Tom Billsborough

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/16/2016 1:28:00 PM)

    Our desire and hope to gather in
    The supportive silence.
    We grow like giant statues
    In our love, so tall, so motionless,
    In our embrace. a wonderful and beautiful description in pictures of a great love experience. love this poem. tha nk you dear poet. tony

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    Tom Billsborough(4/16/2016 1:46:00 PM)

    Thank you for your kind words, Tony. It's always good to hear from a poet for whom I have
    the utmost respect. I shall be visiting your poems very soon.
    Tom

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  • Norah TunneyNorah Tunney (4/13/2016 3:54:00 PM)

    Such an original title, it caught my attention Tom.
    What a marvelous poem
    I love the line shimmering skies absorbing eyes I had to get a definition of the word Orison
    What a beautiful word. Pin am enriched by these words. Thank you Tom

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    Tom Billsborough(4/13/2016 4:19:00 PM)

    Thank you again, Norah, my irish Coleen. It was a poem I wrote straight off this morning.
    Tom Billsborough

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (4/12/2016 5:24:00 AM)

    Our desire and hope to gather in
    The supportive silence.
    We grow like giant statues
    In our love, so tall, so motionless,
    In our embrace.
    Nice lines.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Tom Billsborough(4/13/2016 4:21:00 PM)

    It's very kind of you. I'll catch up with your poems very soon, my friend.

    Tom Billsborough

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (4/11/2016 9:05:00 AM)

    We grow like giant statues
    In our love, so tall, so motionless,
    In our embrace...... is so beautiful. Very nice.

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    Tom Billsborough(4/12/2016 7:32:00 AM)

    Thank you, Anil. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    Tom

    Tom Billsborough(4/11/2016 10:32:00 AM)

    Thank you, Anil. It's a memory of a place and my greatest love.
    I shall be looking at your poems very soon and let you have some comments.
    Kind Regards
    Tom Billsborough

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (4/10/2016 1:48:00 PM)

    Of wide horizons! ! ! Thanks for sharing.

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    Tom Billsborough(4/10/2016 2:37:00 PM)

    Hi again Edward,
    Thank you for your kind comments.

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