Friday, April 13, 2012

L: Love & Lily of the Valley

#atozchallenge: L is for Love. I expect this to be a popular word. Love makes the world go 'round, right? In love, one and one are one - Jean Paul Sartre

I decided to post an original poem I wrote on the subject:

Probability of Love

To differentiate the probability
of love for you
versus a fraction of past loves
subscribe to the condition of insanity
add, subtract, divide
a whim, a dream, a fantasy

a cosine or a tangent
read a lot of words
don’t remember the angle
story arc’s the same
probability of an x
often left to dangle

measurements in microns
days, weeks, and months
factor in a light source
sound, too slow, it’s mush
smile and agree
love’s a graduate course

Some might say, Love itself is a poison. However, today I chose the lovely Lily of the Valley.
White bell shaped flowers should be enjoyed from afar. All parts of the plant are toxic as well as the water in which cut flowers are kept. If ingested, reaction is immediate with severe stomach issues. Sadly, the plant can be mistaken for wild garlic and put into soup. Uh-oh.

We must love one another or die - W.H. Auden


  1. Loved the poem also I adore Lily Of The Valley, had them with roses in my wedding bouquet.
    Wonderful L post.


  2. I like Auden's words at the end.

    Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 14 days already!
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  3. Loved your poem. It really is so true that love can be seriously complicated. :-)