Alison Mary Dunn

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The Measure Of Love - Poem by Alison Mary Dunn

No I don’t want to turn back the hands of the clock
I don’t wish to be younger than this
I just want to be me, as I am here and now
To enjoy the enjoyable kiss

For the lovers I’ve wanted so far in the past
are completely removed from this place
If I’d met you back then you would not see me here
and you would not be touching my face

At this moment in time I’m in love with your tongue
In this state you are all I desire
For this time is this time, it will never repeat
and like everything soon will expire

So perhaps all there is, is a moment in time
that is perfect and beautifully free
Where the measure of love has no reason or rhyme
but is there to exist and to be…


Comments about The Measure Of Love by Alison Mary Dunn

  • Dawn Fuzan (5/15/2014 3:22:00 PM)


    Allison I realy enjoyed every line of your poem.keep it up (Report) Reply

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  • (4/5/2008 7:31:00 PM)


    This is quite lovely Ally - a spiritually reflective piece, understated and in perfect meter (anapaestic tetrameter again) . The 'now' moment is all there is and all there every will be, so what a splendid idea to stay in it and forget about befores and afters. Glorious poem. Worth a place on my yoga studio wall. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • B. Alexander (4/5/2008 5:50:00 PM)


    as poets we must draw on what we see, to say things we don't mean, but others feel... to us, every moment is a dream that someone else should see. (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2008 3:26:00 PM)


    It is an exacting measure too, one which says love IS, and you capture it well. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2008 2:00:00 PM)


    It is always so difficult to just...be. This captures the notion very well.

    Don
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  • (3/29/2008 1:57:00 PM)


    way to size it up, i like this. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 29, 2008


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