You Are Love

tenderly beautiful
sensually aching from
the first hair on your head
to the last piece of skin on your toe
you embody the essence of kindness

warmth exudes from your
sensitive mouth where words linger
and float into the air luminous
your being grounds your
beauty to the earth

intense eyes empower and
heal providing wings of passion
you allow others to fly high
beside you with rainbow colours enshrouded in
red flashes across your beating chest

humble and brilliant in character
your wild and sensitive spirit
dances with open hearts
connecting to those who still feel
your reach is immense and considered

strong and soulful you can contain
those who struggle as you
provide a place of refuge that
radiates from your core
and speaks your heart

your soul sings in such
raw and vivid colours
your spirit glides to new heavens
and plummets the deepest oceans
of emotional compassion

your reach is far
your heart so deep with
power coming from a soul knowing,
a heart giving
rather then ego taking

you dance with full life and
encourage gently those
who come near to engage
with vigour and verve
full life

There is no part measure or half life
but life lived fully
with zest and marrow
you fly into my heart with passion
that aches with beauty…

Ah yes…

You Are Love

© Anthea Slade 2010

Anthea Slade 26 June 2010

You Are Love featured in Feminine Intent 29 June 10
You Are Love featured in Live & Let Live 30 June 10

You Are Love is part of Rey and my 10th Upload in our Series Sensitivity & Sensuality.

It is uploaded with Rey’s beautiful painting Tenderly and my drawing Tender Connection.

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladealmost 5 years ago

    Tenderly by Reynaldo

    Tender Connection by Anthea Slade

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    beautiful writing.. so filled with the warmth and intimacy of love

  • Shoaib thank you so much for this sensitive and fine response to my poem You Are Love

    – Anthea Slade

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoalmost 5 years ago

    you are lov…you are beauty you are sensitive… you are a brilliant witer dear partner…love this piece another wonderfully written work with your heart and soul….bravo xxx

  • Oh my this is such a heartwarming and beautiful comment dear Rey. Your words make me shine in my heart. Your comments always mean so much to me and am thrilled that you like this work. Thank you thank you so much for these wonderful words and for the honour to collaborate and work with you. You are are such a joy and inspiration dear Rey. xxx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully written Anthea, there is the no quarrel that love is here in these words. That quarrel in our heart that love does at times bring is not love working in us it is the ego fighting with us.
    The images and words are made with love for each other

  • Dear Karen Sue thank you my friend for this insightful and knowing response to You Are Love I am nodding in response to fine comment. and so glad you can feel the love in these words. xx

    – Anthea Slade

  • CLiPiCs
    CLiPiCsalmost 5 years ago




    what an amazing write

    you made me cry

    BRAVO Anthea X

    Love ‘N’ Laughter Kriss

  • Kriss thank you so much for this beautiful emotive response to my poem. Your words mean a lot and am so glad that my poem moved you my friend Kriss.

    – Anthea Slade

  • banrai
    banraialmost 5 years ago

    most moving Anthea

  • Banrai thank you so much I am so glad you found my poem moving. I truly appreciate you reading and writing this lovely response.

    – Anthea Slade

  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 5 years ago

    You are indeed love, Anthea sweet heart.
    So sensual and intimate, yet sings of a love that is inclusive, genuine and all encompassing….and that is Love xx

  • Wow dear Sandra, my lovely friend what a beautiful comment this. Your warm connected response to my poem means so very much to me and I love how you defined love. Exquisite.

    – Anthea Slade

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 5 years ago

    wow Anthea Love surrounds this wonderful piece so eloquent and tender. the painting by Rey and your drawing only add to the love in this >you have a wonderful sensory grouping in these works ! huggs LIZ

  • Dear Liz, I am so thrilled that you feel that love surrounds this piece and I am glad you could feel the love and tenderness in my poem, my drawing and Rey’s beautiful painting. It was wonderful that you described this as wonderful sensory group Thank you for this fine comment.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Mia Rose
    Mia Rosealmost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful mirror of love and beauty you are! Gorgeous… xo

  • Mia Rose thank you for this divinely beautiful comment. x

    – Anthea Slade

  • Mudsoldat
    Mudsoldatalmost 5 years ago

    Hey brilliant write mate..I fell in there amongst your sweep of hand…felt my bumps and cracks and memories of times i got it right…nice and thanks for sharing…Muds

  • Wow Muds this is such a wonderful honest and connected response to my poem. Thank you so much for reading and relating to my poem. Your comment is really fine.

    – Anthea Slade

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