Without You

I am nothing but myself without you.
You are the key to every lock I own.
To say you are my everything is true.
Without you I am never more alone.
You are my Spring, you are my Autumn-flush.
Without you I’m a Winter-plot unkempt.
You are my Summer – every flower’s blush.
Without you I’m a year that wasn’t dreamt.
You are my awakening; my morning would
be nothing but the softest dew at dawn.
You are my sketch, that pictures me as good.
Without you I’m an image never drawn.
. You are the life in every day I live
. You are the gift in every thing I give.

© Tim Grace, 31 August 2014


To the reader: Love is an ingredient that confirms completeness, enriches purpose and satisfies our intimate desires. We nurture partnerships through love’s tenderness; it’s love that cares about a broken heart, it’s love that freshens an exhausted soul, it’s love that brings joy to adult affairs. Love’s generous abundance is in endless reserve; love replenishes love; love’s gift is love.

To the poet: The first quatrain is tentative, the second a bit soppy; and the third, hopeful of a climax. The final couplet provides the post-literal summary. When ‘love’ becomes an object of attention it resists exposure; love is shy and reserved in nature. Love is rarely captured without damage. Like a butterfly… most beautiful in flight.


Without You

Without You
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4 thoughts on “Without You

  1. I really loved the “Without you I’m an image never drawn”…..but…..so sorry I read this to some of my colleagues at lunch – I promote others doing the same!! and I’m afraid all the women fell about over autumn flush – we are all around a certain age!!! Sorry 🙂

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  2. Ok I really liked this especially the “Without you I’m an image never drawn”. Then I went on to say I read this to my colleagues at lunch time and being mainly women of a certain age we, I’m sorry to say, fell about laughing at the autumn flush …oops! Apologies if sent twice, I know the other was worded differently..!

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