Welcome to Four Lines! I have a goal I would like to write at least four lines of poetry or a haiku every day for the rest of my life. I'm excited about this challenge! Also, along with my daily poem, I will be reading at least four lines of another author's poetry. I'll try to include that here also. So I'm thinking - how difficult can it be to read and then write one poem a day? We will see! - Claudia

All poems on this blog, unless noted, are written by Claudia Callaghan.
© 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Claudia Callaghan
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Monday, April 9, 2012

You wrote a poem about you and me,
how we are like flowers and water.
You are not afraid to speak of love,
knowing I will understand
it is everywhere, if we look.

Love - in the surface of things,
bark, rough and knotted,
lilacs blooming, sharing 
heaven's scent with all,
a smile I hear from miles away.

Love - in the deepest places,
a sonnet, sonata, the searching 
heart, finding the indescribable 
starting within and expanding
out to encompass everything.

Why are people afraid to love?
In loving we become ourselves
as created, as born, so near
to heaven, so near to heaven,
we see the etherial everywhere.

You are right about me
and I about you... you are
the healer, giving, desiring 
to keep growing, reaching 
out like a flower, like water.

Thank you for sending me
meadows of phlox, blooming 
lilacs, roiling oceans, a dolphin, 
the lei of flowers intermingling,
falling petals, perfectly strewn
from love.

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