Wherever You Meet

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  The Sound Of Love  (posted by Walt)

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” ~Lao Tzu

What is the timber of a kiss? What is the sound of an embrace? What cacophony resides in a broken heart? What does that voice inside your head say when you fall in love? What rumble fills your stomach when you fall out of love?

If two people chance to meet
on a beach in mid-summer,
their hearts will pound in drumbeats
to waves crashing like thunder.

If they meet in a neighborhood bar
and fall in love at first glance,
should jazz be playing, they are
sure to link those sounds with romance.

Two might meet holiday shopping,
seasonal tunes playing in store.
Gift paper rustling, chestnuts popping
can lead to mistletoe and more.

Relationship breakups are hard
reminders tug at your heart,
yet you cannot stay on your guard,
for love comes anew; feel that spark?


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to Wherever You Meet

  1. I really like your second stanza:
    If they meet in a neighborhood bar
    and fall in love at first glance,
    should jazz be playing, they are
    sure to link those sounds with romance.
    Very Nice!

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  2. SMiLes..
    my friEnd..
    yes.. memories
    of love in sonGs
    oF heArt and other
    senses that connect
    as emoTioNs.. for me..
    a faint smell of the perfume
    ‘Babe’.. and the weirdest thing..
    now that you mention it.. i swear
    i smelt it tonight in a sweaty gym..
    and judging
    from the
    types there
    in iron cast
    military muscle..
    perhaps it was
    Ghost Buster
    perfume no. 000..;)

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  3. Can we ever be on our guard for those sounds from past… Is it the breakup or the moment meeting that make us remember?

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  4. Music is the sound of love to most. And true, each can elicit a different sensation. Songs act as triggers to exact moments and precise images that we equate with love. Lovers have “their song”, so they are truly “love” songs! Nice, CH2!

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  5. Whistles! ❤️ Oh I love this 😀 no doubt when love strikes a chord we just can’t help but lower our guard ❤️ Beautifully executed.

    Lots of love,

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  6. Grace says:

    Some sounds or music are always tied up to romance or heartbreak. But if love comes, then its a blessing !

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  7. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Yes, how we associate love, ever after, with whatever happened to be playing at the time! 🙂

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