Love cannot be turned off like a tap

It pours like today’s nourishing rain

Blows like wind carrying seed

Is stalwart like mountains flesh

Grows like magma pouring into ocean


Yet love can be fragile like delicate bloom

Bruised and torn by torrents of hate

Whipped by harsh winds of neglect

Ripped asunder from tension within

Decimated by eruptions of aggression


Speak often with kindness and love

Flow like rivers grace ever toward ocean

Stir with speech full of gentle caress

Stand strong, proud face to the heavens

Burn with a core of deep passion


Let love stir within for the Beloved

A wellspring nourishing from within

A wind-knot breaking drought on ocean

Express patience like the steadfast earth

Keep love warm with attentive fire


Love cannot be turned off like a tap

With vital attention it flows evermore.


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10 comments on “Elemental

  1. dererzahlernc says:

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thank you for the reminder that all should “speak often with kindness and love”. I think too many forget that these days.

  2. mrmodigliani says:

    This is maybe your best ever Errant. I couldn’t let it pass without saying something and its message resonates.

  3. dievca says:

    My Goodness — I just sent this to Master, yesterday: “….when I decide to love someone — I cannot turn it on or off. The knob is stuck at “on”. So, whatever way we decide to move forward, know that someone out there loves you.”
    You say it much more eloquently~ XO

  4. eriklehman says:

    So much Truth pours from this. I love, love, love … this. 🙂

  5. augustmacgregor says:

    Much beauty and wisdom in these lines. I loved the natural world references, and then you added in lines that ring of such good advice: speaking with kindness & love, “Keep love warm with attentive fire.” A deeply beautiful poem.

    • Thank you so much for such a thoughtful comment. I really appreciate that you found this poem beautiful; a little mystical but with good old fashioned advice laced within 🙂

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