What is Love?

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Beautiful poetry ):D

This song, and it's lyrics is to answer the question of "What is love?" (lyrics in video description)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xoq1RtpOPUY

Your verses are SO true and describe life SO well. You're good at this and talented. I encourage you to try competitions :) the verses are REALLY good :D it describes life perfectly and just how it is.
 

NoNameMcgee

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Spider weaves his web and waits

In watchful wary silence
The prey's in sight
And coming closer
He can almost taste it

Victory is his he knows
For he can bide his time
He knows revenge is sweet
When there's a victim on the line

And wait he has
So long he's had to wait
To claim this trophy

Wove endless rays
Of welcoming warmth
With which to trap his quarry

There's no escaping
Once you're fixed

On flaxen filaments

Of wordless waxing wondrous wires
Wrapped 'round your heart's content

Silken soothing Oh! so smooth
And sumptuous a
re the strings
That draw me ever onward
To the font of my love's spring

Enraptured creature hypnotised
'Neath Spider's guarded gaze
Caught up beyond redemption
In this most mysterious maze

Spider contemplates his ploy
How best to recompense?

Suspended wearied waiting too
The bloodshed shall commence

Written by Magenta
you shoulda foiled the spiders plaaaans
 

NoNameMcgee

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well done


very artistic, you have a way with words magenta
 

Magenta

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It's very obvious that you have been blessed with an extreme talent and deep emotional understanding. The LORD Jesus our King continue to direct you in His will unto His marvelous Kingdom to come!

God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all (1Jn 1:5); and yet in His greatness (that we might comprehend His righteousness *in my opinion which really doesn't matter much*) He has formed both the Light and the Darkness (Isa 45:7) in love. Blessed be God most High!

I've read every thing you've posted in this thread up through today 1/29/2017 and I am left with one question and one comment on the below lines you wrote.

Can you please elaborate just a little on élan in the line above? I don't want to assume it simply means enthusiasm; but if so, it is still masterfully worded.

Seems like a nice portal alluding down through time resurfacing in the spider's web and the mystery of it's work that I think we can all relate to; though some can relate a little more than others. In this dimension where we have our being today, love seems to be both a blessing and a curse. Thank God for His Son Jesus Christ who has freed us from the curse, so that we can somewhat begin to love as He does!

Peace be unto you Magenta.
Thank you, and everyone who has commented, on your very kind words.

To answer your question on how I am using the word élan: it is meant to convey my love for life as it is found and deeply rooted in its attachment to the other. It is my joie de vivre: the joyful and profoundly spiritual exultation of love, that involves my whole being, and enters into every meditation on the meaning of of life, and my raison d'etre.

cactus_flower.jpg
Here is a lovely picture of a Cactus Flower.
 

Magenta

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Love unfolds within my heart

Blossoming inside me

Life unfolds before my eyes
Ever yet a myst'ry

Can it be?
I've heard it said
We're not to understand

The questions asked
Of life and love
Unanswered
In God's hands

This may be true
For what are we
But shapes of things to come?

Trapped in time
Within our minds
Until love brings us home.

 
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#27
Very nice. :)
 

oldethennew

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oh yeah, get the poets and such as Love our Maker all stirred-up! -
with your gifts:eek:...:)...put it out there precious one, teach, help, share,
Love with all that you have been given - after a while, there really are no holds barred,
it's what we do, those of us who Love and Obey and Serve our Holy Master, Jesus Christ...
:):eek:
 

Magenta

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How can I ever undo
All the harm that I have caused
Not only did I hurt myself
I broke the karmic laws

I never meant to harm a soul
No heart I meant to break
I only wanted what I thought was mine
But not to take

I tried to live
I tried to give
I tried to stay afloat

I tried to stay on even's keel
And not to rock the boat

Somehow I failed in even this
Somewhere I strayed amiss

Too many questions asked of love
Had swamped my life's abyss.
*
You cannot know how lost I was
How desperate for the truth

You don't know why I hid myself
And traded on my youth

Don't hold me up to Juliette
She knew your love was real

Our love was unspoken
And our hearts we did conceal



 
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Wild

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Okay you asked for it....[video=youtube;HEXWRTEbj1I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEXWRTEbj1I[/video]
 

oldethennew

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what a true example of what the 'world's love' truly is, 'demonic imitation' of True Holiness,
Jesus Christ's sacrifice for mankind'...
 
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I'm working on a new music video for this version:

[video=youtube;Qi5x9aHljkE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi5x9aHljkE[/video]
 
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MorningFlower

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How can I ever undo
All the harm that I have caused
Not only did I hurt myself
I broke the karmic laws

I never meant to harm a soul
No heart I meant to break
I only wanted what I thought was mine
But not to take

I tried to live
I tried to give
I tried to stay afloat

I tried to stay on even's keel
And not to rock the boat

Somehow I failed in even this
Somewhere I strayed amiss

Too many questions asked of love
Had swamped my life's abyss.
*
You cannot know how lost I was
How desperate for the truth

You don't know why I hid myself
And traded on my youth

Don't hold me up to Juliette
She knew your love was real

Our love was unspoken
And our hearts we did conceal




what a true example of what the 'world's love' truly is, 'demonic imitation' of True Holiness,
Jesus Christ's sacrifice for mankind'...
I understand the poem better after reading oldethennew's comment on here. If the poem is about this as well?

Very well put together, all words are nicely combined.
 

Magenta

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I dreamt of you again last night
Of you and I together
So many years I've dreamt of us
Like this no matter whether

We're together or apart
You are etched within
My heart's so full
I cannot love another

You masterpiece my heart and soul
You render me asunder
So many years I've felt like this for you
I have to wonder

Are we written in the stars?
Are we bass and treble bars?
Sweet music
Lightning and thunder
 
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MorningFlower

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Thank you, and everyone who has commented, on your very kind words.

To answer your question on how I am using the word élan: it is meant to convey my love for life as it is found and deeply rooted in its attachment to the other. It is my joie de vivre: the joyful and profoundly spiritual exultation of love, that involves my whole being, and enters into every meditation on the meaning of of life, and my raison d'etre.

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Here is a lovely picture of a Cactus Flower.
I have never seen a cactus flower, didn't even know there was any flowers blossoming up from the cactus plant. It looks really beautiful! Thanks for sharing this! :)

I also read through all of your poems in here. Enjoyed reading them out loud, I often prefer doing this when reading most poems. I like hearing the sound given to it as well as feeling the rhythm in my tone when reading up every word. You have nice skills in writing, it is very pleasent to read, and you use words in an beautiful manner. God keep on blessing you!
 

Magenta

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Siddhartha found tranquility
He learned to let things be
Govinda went on striving
In his quest he could not see

I am as both
Duality exists within my core
As closer I get to my self
I see it all the more

Then why this life
Inherent strife
What purpose does it serve?

What can be learned if blinded by
The passing or hors d'oeuvres?

When the feast
That final rest
When shall I obtain

That ageless grace
And see the face
Of God
To Whom I strain

written by Magenta in 1988


 

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I would like all your poems all over again if I could Magenta. :)

Very much appropriate for today.
 
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Siddhartha found tranquility
He learned to let things be
Govinda went on striving
In his quest he could not see

I am as both
Duality exists within my core
As closer I get to my self
I see it all the more

Then why this life
Inherent strife
What purpose does it serve?

What can be learned if blinded by
The passing or hors d'oeuvres?

When the feast
That final rest
When shall I obtain

That ageless grace
And see the face
Of God
To Whom I strain

written by Magenta in 1988


Well done Magenta.

Made me think of these verses:

Ecclesiastes 4:7-9
(7) Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.
(8) There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labor, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
(9) Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.

Ecclesiastes 11:8
(8) But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that comes is vanity.

That verse hearkens back to the power in the spider's work that you illuminated so vividly.

Peace and blessings unto you Magenta.
 

oldethennew

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PRO. 30:28.

The spider takes hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.