Monday, February 16, 2015

Reflections of Love--By Yvonne Sparkes--England

Reflections of Love

Love is many different things,
To each of us, it brings,
Sometimes a joy, sometimes despair
Or stronger passions living there.

It can reveal itself with sighs,
Or a deluge from on high
Contradicting in it’s phase,
With turbulent, unsettling days.

The emotions that we often feel,
Seem so very, very real,
Just to find the object meets,
Our own sweet sorrow and defeat.

What is love? I’ll never find,
Answers to questions in my mind,
Truth and loyalty are rare,
And seemed beyond my knowing there.

But, those who gleam to find the best,
Who dwell with love that’s passed the test,
Are blessed to know a precious gift,
To dwell content where `er they live.

Born on Feb. 27, 1940 in Barkingside, Essex, England, Yvonne Sparkes,  immigrated to New York in April, 1948 with her parents.  She now resides in Chelmsford, Essex and has two sons.  She has a book published by Cyberwit called Captured Images.  A writer for many years, Yvonne has been published in Israel, Germany, France, Australia, America, and Britain.  She has read her poetry in public at Church and Knockout Competitions. Her hobbies are travel, the arts, reading, hiking, taking her Scottish Terrier for walks, and spending time with family and friends.


  1. Good questions here, Yvonne - questions of the ages, I guess, but nonetheless. I am sure we ask ourselves this every day! Love must surely mean that we love ourselves enough to allow ourselves a big enough space into which others will eventually fit. Sort of like a puzzle, perhaps? A joyous read, my friend, Sheri

  2. Hi Yvonne. Nice descriptive and passionate poem in "Reflections of Love." I really enjoyed it and thank you for sharing it with us. Continued blessings and thank you for sharing your gifts with Creative Inspirations and To God be the Glory! Publications.

    -MJ (

  3. Yvonne,

    Each time I read this it is more powerful. Well done.


  4. Ah, so many forms of love. So many seasons for love. You captured love's exhuberance and pains, the dichotomy of highs and lows. Thank you.

  5. Yvonne, thank you for sharing your talent and this well written poem with us here on Whispers. I thought quite interesting your different descriptions of how love can effect us, the best of course described in your last verse. Loved it!

  6. Hi Yvonne:
    How nice to see you on Whispers. I love the line "Who dweel with love thats passed the test. "
    Would be a great verse for an Anniversary card for those who make it 40 years or beyond. Hope you are doing well.