Love Waited

This poem refers to spiritual love (spiritual union) and not to romantic love. There are more people who hate spiritual love than people who are disillusioned with romantic love. People can fall in love with someone romantically and never really know the person. On the other hand, spiritual love implies a deep knowing and understanding of the other person. The form of this poem is called a trianglet. It rhymes AbcxddxcbA (where the x lines don’t have to rhyme and the A lines are identical). The number of syllables per line is 1-2-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1.

Love
waited
till the end
of time for you
to recognize it.
Now that you prize it
what will you do
to commend
hated
love?