Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Universal Blessing of Love
By Don Iannone

Each with a different tongue
...speaks the same language of love.
Each with a different heart beats
...to the universe's eternal song of love.
Each with a different hand
...touches others needing love.
Each with a different mind
...resonates with undying love--
the idea underlying all other ideas.
Each star in the universe is kissed
...by love and shines in thanksgiving.
Each moment you live
...no matter how painful or sad
...extends to you the blessing of love.

Reach back and grasp what is yours.


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Don Iannone said...

Rama...thanks for stopping by and glad you liked Conscious Living. Visited your blog and am pleased to say that I found a lot of "Heart" there. Wonderfyl!

samuru999 said...
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samuru999 said...

This is very beautiful!

defiant goddess said...


Don Iannone said...

Thanks Samuru. It felt good.

Does music ever inspire your poetry?

As I was working, I was listening to 2002's instrumental album Land Forever. This poem popped into my head.

After listening to the CD and writing the poem, I read the inside cover, which says: "Within each of us is a loving, magical, powerful being...a real self. Friend that it is, concons us from our worries, enabling that hidden self to emerge."

Isn't it wonderful? Interesting that the sounds of this CD took me to the same place intended by the artists performing the music on the CD.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Renee.

Mike said...

Hi Don, this ties in well with your previous poem, of your view of true love as universal. Great accompanying picture as well. Also, your choice of form, of 2 line groupings each beginning with "Each", is great here as added emphasis is nicely placed on the two instances in which you break form, "the idea underlying all other ideas" and "extends to you the blessing of love." These two breaks convey your thoughts of the ultimate, that love underlies all and true love, in a sense, extends itself to you.

Incidentally, this last remark reminds me of my conversations with a pastor friend of mine, who says that, in Christian thought, you don't seek or reach out to God, God reaches out to you.

Don Iannone said...

Mike...thanks for sharing. Very insightful. I like this: "you don't seek or reach out to God, God reaches out to you.' Namaste!

kathy said...


Love, Music and smiles is our universal language. Beautiful poem! Thanks! :)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks. Indeed they are, Kathy. Welcome back from your world tiur.

Poetry by Kai said...


Poetry by Kai said...


ari4u said...

I feel it in my fingers
I feel it in my toes
Love is all around me
And so the feeling grows
It's written on the wind
It's everywhere I go, oh yes it is

Wet Wet Wet -Love is All Around

Nice one Don. So much love on your blog :)

ari4u said...

Oh and by the way.. You are blogrolled on my blog. :)

Don Iannone said...

ari4u...Thanks. Nice poem. Thanks for blogrolling me.

samuru999 said...

yes Don, very often I am inspired
by music when I am writing my
poetry. The right tppe of music
can make the words flow so easy.
Take care and enjoy the rest
of this wonderful day!

samuru999 said...

dang it... spelled type wrong.
I will just leave it. ok

Don Iannone said...

Samuru...I thought music might move your poetry. No problem with spelling ever.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful Don...!

each different... yet the same... blessed uniqueness... sewn in Love... and yes... always, always... ours!

Don Iannone said...

Hey Kathleen...thanks! Our buddy Dan is still re-treat-ing. Good for him. It's up to you and me to keep the Internet humming. Namaste.

Kathleen said...

Hey Don!... yes, our buddy Dan is still in re-treat... mmmm... I do believe I can hear "him" humming from here...! :)


Don Iannone said...

Yeah Kathleen...sounds like Camp Town Races...what a song!

Kathleen said...

hmmm... I wonder how that would sound translated into sanskrit?

Don Iannone said...

Kathleen...good question. Give it a try...the doo da part would be most interesting...I think.

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