Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

Veteran Poet - 1,668 Points (4 September 1915 - 14 April 2005 / Youngstown, Ohio)

What We Love - Poem by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

What we love is as mutable and uncertain as any other reality
The passing face - life passing - a smile passing by-
What does it signify- mean - imply

Just the turning of a head - the lifting of a hand
The cadence somewhere of something lost in times mist

A childhood bedtime kiss

Looks from eyes and words from lips
Laughter that triumphed and laughter that enraged
Laughter softened on the rim of enchantment

Loving now things past despised -hated - neglected


When a little farther along lifting as morning fog
just a bit beneath

We see what was never seen before - the beauty of it all
Grandeur of something eternal that will not diverge

It is all a mystery and a guess
Circulating blood and hearts quest

Topic(s) of this poem: imagery

Form: Light Verse

Comments about What We Love by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

  • (7/7/2008 8:57:00 AM)

    A excellent write, filled with vivid emotions, Thank you for sharing, Isabelle (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 6, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, November 18, 2019

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