Growing Love

Truly nourished in their early days,
the seeds of love prepare to spread its flame,
to care and lift with open arms in ways
that keep minds free from horrid fears and blame.
These seeds well fed, no minds will grow apart  ̶
nor wary hearts that have been pounding for
togetherness from the very start.
Thus love can be, and blossom more and more.
So let each human child receive its seeds,
become  ̶ kept free from hate and agony ̶
the unspoiled soil that love-growth needs
to clear this world from war and tragedy.
The means are there, it’s up to us to sow
and give love space where it may grow.  
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Written on January 23, 2022

Submitted by ludy_b on January 23, 2022

Modified on March 23, 2023

36 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 605
Words 122
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

Ludy Bührs

The topics she writes about are very diverse, so are the poetry styles she applies. As a Dutch translator and poet, having lived in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh for 2.5 years, in 2008 she published "Op de ruïnes van een rijk" (On the Ruins of an Empire) ISBN 978-90-8834-483-1 with 60 poems based on her experiences there. In 2007 she received a Certificate of Accomplishment as one of The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 issued by and the International Library of Poetry for her poem Choked Truth, her own translation of "Verstikte waarheid", one of the poems in the book. Born in 1956, she still works as an independent translator, translating from English into Dutch. more…

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  • Oceanloveisland
    Yes, yes and yes! I have so many regrets as a young mother and oh how I wish I could rewind time and do it over again for my little seedlings. Your words are so beautifully put. Thank you.
    LikeReply 110 months ago
  • BU3
    What a sweet little flower in such a broken needy world.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • ludy_b
      That's why I dedicate it to my beautiful granddaughters.
      LikeReply 11 year ago


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