Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

Gold Star - 21,492 Points (July 12,1952 / New York City)

Speak Of Love - Poem by Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

Speak of Love and hearts afire soft unlayered mysteries
Bewitching captured enraptured, joyous or tortured souls
On the path one takes in every life since guiless Eve
seduced trusting Adam and lost innocence was replaced
by carnal knowledge and Eden's wise serpent hissing:
Mortal life is born, grows old and dies.Deities are created
and live forever! But what we share in common is LOVE!


The stars are watching long past the night
The Moon, the Sun touching the heavens to come back,
to relive the true testaments of monumental emotions
when morning dew and tranquil lake, the only witnesses
in the perfumed garden, until the nightingale breaks the silence.
Its love song floating, melting on the soft night wind.
Unfurling petals and flowering centers entice a nectar
offering their fragrance lost upon the scented breeze
then resurrects a certain glowing, carefree laughing spirit,
Ethereal Love's eternal dance from the Kama Sutra shines
when feelings of love flow as soft as Spring rain,
as gentle as the touch of entwined bodies in unison
contact forever in the moment's ecstasy of unparallel joy.

Aether's delicate Light Being: Eros, Cupid, Phanes, Ericapaeus
by any name the Love God is known seeks the equal
measurement of his Soul found in the perfect Psyche
Armor's butterfly wife whose heart and immortal fabled death
inspired beliefs that boundless love is never lost and Love
conquers all in the end.Love is all or nothing, is never indifferent
because love feels one way or the other beyond the starlit gate.

Then we speak of Love's reality and true alter- nature as it
touches Deities' and mortal hearts:
for when passions are raging in a torrential flood
and the assault of the soul's anguished tearing of the heart
broken when love isn't sated in return bears vengence
The impoverished fever burns as lust, as desires unquenched
turns hateful when spurned and in pain as Loves dual nature
slowly extinguishes the dying flames.
The spark survives until we can care again to ignite when passions play.

So I beseeched the great winged Eros: Speak to me of Love! ! ! !
Tell me what is true! Did you write The Book Of Love?
And do You collect all human works inspired by You?
Can your loving heart ease or send a balm that soothes
a long lost love? Can you return that lover to me?
Is there really a Love Bug?
Are we meant to love only one or everyone?
Does love bloom in the soul's garden ready to be picked
by the brave adventurer?
Are they the winners, those once bitten, willing to take another
spinning chance in Love's eternal game?
Is love at first sight true?
Does Love's deliberate philosophy set aquiver
Soul's burning arrow sent from the hopeful bow
to join two sides of the yearning heart as soulmates unite?

Sing of Love's eternal song fulfilled, tossed away or
as a storylined passion then bring its torch of burning light
to me and you to conquer, to feel, to know, to savor its power!
For love is the greatest mystery revealed to be cherished,
experienced and shared as the strongest of human emotions
forever touched by the wirling angelic wings of Love's living Heart
that buzzes and flys and breathes in the divinely inspired force and
Fate's enlightened thought that steers the stars and guides our golden universe.

O winged double-edged dagger plunging deep into my core then twist!
Leave a timeless message in its blows: despair, disbelief or infinite sustaining love
The one forbidden feeling You claim is sent from Your realm only to bring
tumultuous love sacrificing tempting love whose misty essence is beyond our
reach but touches the joyful heart or surrenders to in fear this gift
once promised faithfully and now returned unto the Angel's share!
Then speak of Love's fluttering butterfly soul and its heartfelt kiss
shot from the enraptured arrowed paradox that speaks of Love me
or love me not.


'O you mortal fool! 'cries the winged Deity' Don't hesitate! !
My arrows are true and fated'.And the coiled serpent hisses
'Look before you leap! Then if you are certain and sure reach for
the promised gift of Life's seed that calls to you from Paradise
and cherish the everblooming rosy fruit of Love that beats
in our hearts and souls entwined forevermore! '

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about Speak Of Love by Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (3/2/2020 5:23:00 PM)

    A free flight of creativity on winged imagination. Lovely piece of poetry that resonates with the soul, well penned with literary conviction. Powerfully and movingly brought forth. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/31/2019 10:05:00 PM)

    Unfurling petals and flowering centers entice a nectar. Love transfers nice fragrance. An excellent poem this is. (Report)Reply

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  • Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza (2/23/2018 10:46:00 PM)

    speak of Love's reality and true alter, ....... well penned, thanks for sharing the poem with us (Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (2/23/2018 1:44:00 PM)

    a wonderful poem of the different languages love entwines in it's epic journey to conquer all worlds? .....................well written Lorraine (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (2/23/2018 11:14:00 AM)

    Impressive write. Beautiful poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/23/2018 10:54:00 AM)

    A very beautiful poem on Love.
    Is there really a Love Bug?
    Are we meant to love only one or everyone?
    Wonderfully penned Lorraine! Congratulations! Highly deserved honour!
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  • James MclainJames Mclain (2/23/2018 9:34:00 AM)

    Lorraine, congratulations on your poem of the day.. James McLain (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/23/2018 8:41:00 AM)

    The joyful heart! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Siddartha MontikSiddartha Montik (2/23/2018 5:47:00 AM)

    Wonderful.. Love is totally explained in sweet stanzas! ! ..congratulations Poet! ! 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (2/23/2018 4:36:00 AM)

    'O you mortal........entwined forevermore! ' - - - liked the stanza. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (2/23/2018 1:43:00 AM)

    TWO: I love the words, so full of inspiration from the own mind. Congratulations, dear Poetess, you deserved this State of Member Poem of The Day. A 10 and more for the vote. Thank you for presenting this most beautiful poem. ´s Blessings in Abundance. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (2/23/2018 1:43:00 AM)

    ONE: I love this most beautiful complete poem about Love. I am happy to read this as a choice from PoemHunter as a Member Poem of The Day! This IS a poetry to my heart. Narrated in the exciting state as a poem should be narrated (I was imagining the narration, dear) . (Report)Reply

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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (2/23/2018 12:35:00 AM)

    Lorraine Margueritte, this complex poem is absolutely absorbing!
    I am so happy that you were chosen for Poem of the Day! Congratulations!
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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (2/23/2018 12:17:00 AM)

    An elaborate and meaningful poem to read! ! Congratulations to my friend for selecting hers as poem of the day here! (Report)Reply

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (12/10/2014 3:38:00 PM)

    a wonderful read, love has never been more epic and phantasmagorical then this charming piece. Great execution and a charming read. (Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (12/10/2014 8:55:00 AM)

    ..........loved reading this poem....truly outstanding... (Report)Reply

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  • Aftab Alam KhursheedAftab Alam Khursheed (12/10/2014 2:03:00 AM)

    well composed love poem long yet lovely thank you (Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (8/24/2014 10:21:00 AM)

    A nice poem on love and wonderful word power.The spiritual awakening and truly amazing thoughts. (Report)Reply

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  • Heather WilkinsHeather Wilkins (8/15/2014 6:59:00 PM)

    a great poem about love it is quite long but well expressed (Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Feldman (12/10/2013 12:56:00 AM)

    So rich, so vibrant, so poetically full, each stanza is a poem in itself.
    You honor Love as it should be honored, as it should be spoken of and felt,
    as life's deepest, greatest feeling. And if you are lucky enough to love and be loved, the passion, the happiness, the glory, all these will be yours. There is no happiness without or beyond true LOVE.
    Great poem, to read slowly and over and over. Each time you will discover another peal or pearls that
    make up it's Love-Ly necklace.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 3, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, December 18, 2015


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