Without you speaking with words of love
There remained a hidden world within me:
A darkened room anchored in the past
Filled with enchanting enticing voices.
Each voice speaks of a different way,
A confusion of words without meaning
Wrapped in a sensible rationality yet,
Devoid of providing a route to our heart.

Releasing with passion the words of love
Opens up the world of the ever present:
Moving beyond our living everyday needs,
Words of making and living and family,
Appears to be an escape, another place
Of limited value for the practical-minded
Wrapped in a mystery and beyond-ness –
Required meditation, needed remediation.

Your wisdom comes with words of love
Reminding me forever why we remain one:
Within our truest selves we will find within
That once darkened rooms were light-filled –
Possessed with freshness of the now new
Those simple images, an opening of hearts,
Wrap us up into a common warm home –
The place we were seeking, always present.



David Scanlon – England – (1963 - )

Scanlon. D (2018) Speaking of Love : Continuing Conversations. The Foolish Poet Press, Wilmslow, England. LOVE EVER PRESENT. Page Number 3.

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