Love is Born

Somewhere, sometime,
a seed is sown.

The seed is good.
The earth is rich and deep
but the seed does not grow.
It is not yet time.

Seasons pass:
the tingling Spring mornings, sparkling with birdsong;
the warm Summer evenings, where light lingers softly;
the subdued noons of Autumn, when trees shed leaves like teardrops;
and the bitter, cold nights of Winter, when silence shivers in darkness.
Seasons pass.

Somewhere, sometime,
a seed that was sown
is ready.
And love is born.

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This poem was written specifically for my wonderful mum and her new husband John, who met in their twenties, but didn’t marry until this year. They are not the same people they were then, and needed life to happen before they finally found each other again. They are the perfect match.


growth, love, marriage, seasons, seed, wedding

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  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 4 years ago

    Lovely Mieke.

  • Thank you, Davo :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Sonya Smith
    Sonya Smithover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous write Mieke… lovely

  • Thanks, Sonya! :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Janette Rodgers
    Janette Rodgersover 4 years ago

    Very moving, and I loved your description of why you wrote the piece. Well done Mieke, you are very talented, and your Mum must be so proud. Cheers Jan

  • Thanks, Jan ~ that’s such a nice thing to say! I’m glad you enjoyed it :) I read the poem at their wedding as a surprise… and it was very well received!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Duffboy
    Duffboyover 4 years ago

    I appreciate the rhythm and the nature imagery. A great story to accompany this beautiful poem. Yes, love takes time, goes around the block so to speak.

  • Thanks heaps! :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • BethW
    BethWover 4 years ago

    Nicely written Mieke! And so true too. Hope the wedding went really well – and your Mum is enjoying that bling on her finger! ;-)

  • Thanks, Beth… and you’ve made me laugh! Yes the wedding was unbelievably wonderful, but the funny part is that because the ring thing was left really late (it wasn’t her responsibility…), she managed to end up with some very expensive bling on her finger!! =D

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Lovely words to accompany your wonderful story :)
    I wish them many years of health and happiness!

  • That’s so sweet of you to say, Trish ~ you’re so thoughtful. Thank you!!

    – Mieke Boynton

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  • Donna19
    Donna197 months ago

    This is lovely writing Mieke

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