Love’s Sweet Countenance

Love's Sweet Countenance
Love’s Sweet Countenance…transforming

How shall I love but with all I am,
beyond the stars shall my love resound,
deeper than those wounds that have scribed my losses
upon flesh, weakened by the tears of goodbyes;
and so I will appease the pain, that past refrain,
by love’s sweet countenance,
no rejection shall hinder my quest,
for love deserves more than a regretful redress?

How shall I love thee,
but with a heart bled dry,
yet filled with a purpose beyond the skies,
deeper than seas and wider than horizons,
there is no end to my loving ways;
in surrender I claim only to stay and abide my troth,
for love is far beyond the likes of me,
able to guide my heart to its intent?

How will I live without love,
when dried my skin, parched of heart
and zeal my greatest hope, apart,
yet love imbues this life still,
for loves course and scope is more than I can hold,
greater than I can imagine,
as a loving heart finds love everywhere,
more fulfilling than a sigh of loss.

Love is transforming,
encompassing and eternal.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “Love’s Sweet Countenance

  • September 3, 2016 at 3:22 AM

    Oh my gosh! This is so beautiful, Tony, tears flow with the words you wrote. This verse grabs hold and endears me to the beauty of your soul. I had a dream last night that sealed within my heart how important and needed love is in life. How shall you love? With all your heart and soul. Age and past losses cannot stop love from happening again. I am so touched by your poem that I could sit here all night and discuss things with you. Just open your heart and let love in.

  • September 3, 2016 at 3:28 AM

    That’s the point isn’t it Phyllis, love is far beyond our losses and failures, as it never fails, only our failure with it. Love is greater than you and I and there are so many types of love that partnership often pales in comparison to spiritual love, beyond the physical and for all life, not just our personal relationships. Pleased it struck a chord Phyllis. Take care.

  • September 3, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Glad you did Rasma, your support most appreciated. Take care.


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