3.08.2011

When Love Enters

When love walks, gently up the steps
of your house and knocks on your door,
for gods' sake, don’t just stand there --
Open the door.

When love enters your home,
and spreads its aroma like a sacred incense,
don’t let your heart go on and on
about how it has forgotten how to be loved.

When love enters your home,
don’t start tying it down with ropes
panicking it will not be there tomorrow.
For who can predict the future?

When love enters your home,
receive the bouquet of flowers it has to bring,
place it in a vase of fresh water, and give
its buds ample space to bloom.

When love enters your home,
let it come through your front door,
and let it flow out through all the windows
of your home to nurture those who, 
are still waiting for love to enter their homes.

When love walks, gently up the steps
of your house and knocks on your door,
for gods' sake, don’t just stand there --
Open. the. door.

10 comments:

  1. Wow! That's beautiful. Now who said she wrote only about the practicalities of life!!

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  2. I love your poem, Guri. It shows so beautifully how love must be selfless to really blossom.

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  3. Trishna3/09/2011

    LOVE it Guri, this is such a beautiful piece of poetry!! And I just love the opening and closing -- really lovely!

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  4. Very thoughtful, revealing and refreshing poem.

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  5. Anita - it's been a while. Great to hear from you.

    Everyone - thanks for your comments. I almost hesitated posting this up. There's something vulnerable about opening up your poetry for everyone to read. :-)

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  6. knock knock... ;-)
    Please give a big hug and kiss to the love in your home and tell him it is from my part.

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  7. Panchito - your love IS a part of the love in my home/heart that I speak of.

    with gratitude, g-) :-)

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  8. Guri, This is absolutely gorgeous. It the love you write about that allows you to be so vulnerable. A scarily beautiful place to be. XOXO Robin

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  9. This is so beautiful.... loved reading it again and again..Hoping to meet you soon , Guri

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