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Of Love - Poem by Bill Cantrell ...

Faces change and rearrange,
Seems nothing stays the same
Yet, love endures forevermore
And could never face such shame

Friends will bend under the wind,
And mothers have walked away
Yet, love will bring them back again
Perhaps this time, to stay

For I have seen the face of love,
Throughout my darkest days and nights
A spark has set my soul on fire,
Under the spell of your baby blue eyes

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Love, hard times, let downs, endurance, achievement

Comments about Of Love by Bill Cantrell ...

  • Robert Murray Smith (11/18/2018 1:30:00 PM)


    Love conquers all who love. Wonderfully expressed Bill (Report) Reply

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  • (11/9/2018 10:56:00 PM)


    Great poem Bill. Full of love. (Report) Reply

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (11/9/2018 10:51:00 PM)


    A wonderful poem.
    It captures the very essence
    and eternality of love.
    Beautifully crafted and well conveyed.10
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  • Muzahidul Reza (11/9/2018 1:48:00 PM)


    Faces change and rearrange,
    Seems nothing stays the same
    Yet, love endures forevermore
    And could never face such shame, ..... through a great simile i. e. face vs. love
    face soon grows old but love lasts up to end of life, even after death, .....
    congrats and thanks for sharing the poem with us
    (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/9/2018 12:44:00 PM)


    The face of love! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
    (Report) Reply

  • Harley White (11/9/2018 11:27:00 AM)


    Lovely poem! I felt this could be sung as a song... It moves along so lyrically and 'liltingly'... Great to see your work chosen for poem of the day! (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 12:11:00 PM)

    Thank you Harley, I was looking at a new map of the known cosmos the other day and though of your poetry, always look forward to your poetry, again thank you very much my friend!

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/9/2018 11:17:00 AM)


    Really it is a beautiful poem on love and affection. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 11:46:00 AM)

    kumarmani, thank you my friend for your comment

  • Rini Shibu (11/9/2018 8:43:00 AM)


    A spark has set my soul on fire..amazing lines
    Congratulations Bill
    (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 11:45:00 AM)

    Thank you Rini, always like your love poems

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/9/2018 6:48:00 AM)


    Friends will bend under the wind,
    And mothers have walked away
    Yet, love will bring them back again
    Perhaps this time, to stay....fascinating stanza! A beautiful poem! Many congratulations! (10)
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    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 11:26:00 AM)

    Thank you Dillip, I appreciate your words my friend

  • Adrian Flett (11/9/2018 6:14:00 AM)


    The first two stanzas are great with intra-line and end rhymes and wonderful rhythm. The last stanza lacks those qualities, in my opinion. (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 11:44:00 AM)

    Thank you Adrian, I agree with you...the last stanza seems not to fit the way I would like..as is true of all my poems, after I write them..I always want to make changes but all in all..I’m ok with it

    Adrian Flett (11/9/2018 7:14:00 AM)

    Yes, I have no argument with the content but rather with the structure.

    (11/9/2018 6:39:00 AM)

    The first two stanzas are generalizations, vague and abstract. Impersonal pronouncements. The final stanza at least has the feeling of moving towards something concrete and meaningful.

  • (11/9/2018 6:04:00 AM)


    Love so well described and felt,
    Such a poem
    Makes the heart and spirit,
    Melt!

    Bravo, bravo, bravo
    congratulation Bill Cantrell
    This beautiful
    poem of the day
    can make us all
    Happy and well.

    Excellence in poetic form.
    (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 11:27:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Sandra, I do love poems of love

  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/9/2018 5:56:00 AM)


    'For I have seen the face of love,
    Throughout my darkest days and nights
    A spark has set my soul on fire,
    Under the spell of your baby blue eyes..' is a very beautiful stanza indeed. Time can't erase the feeling of love from one's mind and heart. Congrats.
    (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 11:29:00 AM)

    Thank you for commenting Anil, I really appreciate it

  • Bharati Nayak (11/9/2018 4:05:00 AM)


    Love has great power - - -like the sun light, it repels darkness- - -
    An amazing poem on love....Let me quote from the poem.....
    Friends will bend under the wind,
    And mothers have walked away
    Yet, love will bring them back again
    Perhaps this time, to stay
    (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 12:13:00 PM)

    Bharati, thank you for your reading and comment, I am grateful

  • (11/9/2018 3:23:00 AM)


    Always I love to see the face of love and this love takes me into the heart of lovable persons. Love is the song of the mind here. A great fantastic poem! (Report) Reply

    (11/9/2018 11:31:00 AM)

    Thank you Barium, I appreciate your words...takes me into the hearts of lovable persons, , , that’s an awesome statement!

  • (11/9/2018 3:20:00 AM)


    An inspirational write Bill love will always be here to be found? ......well written. (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 11:33:00 AM)

    Many thanks Tom, love will always be found..though rare at times...it’s out there and alive, again..thanks

  • Solomon Senxer (11/9/2018 3:08:00 AM)


    Each line is so enjoying to read but this particular line speaks loudest to me And could never face such shame

    Very true, there is no shame in love! Just comfort, security, and gladness!
    (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 11:34:00 AM)

    Thank you Solomon, I am glad you liked it my friend

  • Robert Murray Smith (11/9/2018 2:19:00 AM)


    A poem that takes us through troubles to be caressed by love. A great choice for poem of the day. (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 11:35:00 AM)

    Many thanks for reading and commenting George, I am grateful for your words

  • Jez Brul (11/9/2018 2:16:00 AM)


    ...for love is the strongest tie that binds us all. Congratulations, sir Bill. This poem is truly marvelous and a well-deserved poem of the day. To my poem list and 10++++++++++ (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 11:39:00 AM)

    Thank you Jez, i agree, love is indeed the strongest tie

  • (11/9/2018 2:02:00 AM)


    Love has great worth. Love has great strength. We cannot live without love. Friends love wind and wind loves Earth and sky. A great worthy poem! Congrats buddy! (Report) Reply

    (11/9/2018 11:40:00 AM)

    Thank you Dylan, I’m really glad you liked it my friend

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/9/2018 12:33:00 AM)


    Such a lovely poem of the day, Bill.
    Congrats for being chosen..............10+++++++++++++++
    (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell (11/9/2018 12:14:00 PM)

    Bernard, thank you me friend!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 10, 2018


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