Love is Art – Poem of the Month – February 2023

Love is Art

Love is staring at a piece of art
for the first time
You allow yourself to feel it
before taking in the details 
It mesmerizes with a spell
Taking intelligence
and decision-making skills
Throwing them to the wind
Obliterating that which is all around
So you neither see nor hear
anyone other than the magician
The sun is brighter
filling your heart with joy
Then you step back
and look at the creation
The artwork is abstract
Colorful but complicated
It is not what it seems
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Others see it as nonsense
But it is what it is
Will you buy it?


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Art - Love Is All We Need, by Banksy

Sanaa is hosting D'Verse Poetics tonight and as it's Valentine's Day
she has prompted us with 'Love' and to say it like it is.

  28 comments for “Love is Art – Poem of the Month – February 2023

  1. March 4, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Ha! Yes, and a lot of people wear masks until after the “I Do”!! Been there done that! Not fun!
    😊💕🌹

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2023 at 7:28 pm

      Oh dear, poor you Chuck 😳. It is so true isn’t it?

      • March 9, 2023 at 4:10 pm

        Yes, But I have to be happy because it all led me to my Beloved – only took 50 years! LOL!
        😊💕💕🌹

      • Christine Bolton
        March 9, 2023 at 8:57 pm

        Oh that’s so nice. I’m happy for you Chuck ☺️❤️🌻

  2. February 25, 2023 at 10:04 pm

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  3. February 15, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    hmmmm my comment did not publish? You speak truth here….about art and beauty/appreciation in the eye of the beholder. And the “art” can be on a canvas, or a person standing beside you! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      February 15, 2023 at 11:23 pm

      Hi Lillian. I got both of your comments. Thank you ☺️💕

  4. February 15, 2023 at 8:25 pm

    Ah yes!!! One’s love for a piece of art work may not be explainable or justifiable to another. So true!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 15, 2023 at 11:22 pm

      Thanks Lillian. It is true! ☺️

  5. February 15, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    You capture what art feels like so beautifully <3

    • Christine Bolton
      February 15, 2023 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you my fellow poet ☺️💕

  6. sanaarizvi
    February 15, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    Such stellar use of analogy here, Christine! 😀 I absolutely agree, love is art and asks the same thing of us which we would give to the latter. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt ❤️❤️❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      February 15, 2023 at 4:31 pm

      You’re always so kind with your comments Sanaa. Thank you!!! ☺️❤️

  7. February 15, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    Really loved the way you delivered the message in your words and verses!!! Loved the lines, “So you neither see nor hear
    anyone other than the magician” (I could hear a substitute word being whispered – Beloved/lover)

    And especially loved your ending:
    “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
    Others see it as nonsense
    But it is what it is
    Will you buy it?”

    Same goes for love, right? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what of love? You captured that so amazingly in your last line – “Will you buy it?” Ah, love is the commitment to want and keep it forever.
    Sort of the way I go through Galleries – I see something and love it and am seduced by it, but in the end the question always comes down to your last line – “will you buy it” – is this what I want to hang over the fireplace forever – just like love – is this the one that you want as your Beloved for life??
    Bellissimo, Christine, Bellissimo!! 😊💖🌹

    • Christine Bolton
      February 15, 2023 at 4:34 pm

      Thank you so much Chuck! Its true isn’t it? We approach love in the same way. It’s the visual attraction/feeling at first and after a while you have to step back and look at the big picture. Is it what you really want? Thanks for ‘getting it’ my friend ☺️💕🌺

  8. February 15, 2023 at 6:20 am

    A perfect analogy, Christine! I especially like the lines:
    ‘Obliterating that which is all around
    So you neither see nor hear
    anyone other than the magician’.
    I agree that love and art make the sun brighter.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 15, 2023 at 9:25 am

      Thank you so much Kim. I am happy you liked it! ☺️💕

      • February 15, 2023 at 11:26 am

        You’re more than welcome, Christine.

  9. Rob Kistner
    February 15, 2023 at 3:09 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day Christine… 🙂✌🏼

    • Christine Bolton
      February 15, 2023 at 9:28 am

      You too Rob 💕☺️

  10. February 14, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    Great poem Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 14, 2023 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you dear Sadje ☺️💕

      • February 14, 2023 at 11:40 pm

        You’re welcome

  11. February 14, 2023 at 8:38 pm

    I love this analogy. Buying it is a commitment, indeed. How many moons can you look at it before it becomes mundane or displeases you? Happy Valentines Day!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 14, 2023 at 11:24 pm

      Thanks K. Yes I know. It can make your heart beat faster and make you cynical. It’s the gift that keeps on giving … and taking 😦 LOL

      • February 15, 2023 at 7:35 am

        Im yes, very well out, Christine. 💜

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