Love, not cancelled

by Andrada Costoiu

I feel my body slip out of dream,
The sun took the stage
And I open my eyes and blink to the ray of sunshine
That has landed on your chest.

I feel a cold breeze through the open window,
Our curtains flutter like butterfly wings in the wind,
I shiver a little
And move close to your body.

The grapevine that climbed outside our bedroom window,
Sends smells of grapes
I shall pick some,
For our breakfast.

This is a perfect moment,
Silent, simple, with warm feelings,
Right now, right here.
A perfect moment in an imperfect world.

We used to love watching the sky,
Wishing on airplanes like they were shooting stars
But now flights have been canceled…..
We used to go to festivals and movie premiers,
But now these have been cancelled…
The Boston Marathon, Eurovision,
All cancelled…

In some worlds
“Cancelled” looks like a baleful cloud,
Still, hung heavy,
But not in ours.

I smile at the sun,
Smell the grapes and touch your skin,
Our plans and happiness have not been canceled,
Love has not been canceled.

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No place for bad

by Andrada Costoiu

The orchard asks:
“What flavor do you fancy?”
And with a quizzy smile I say
“I like the red skinned with white freckles,
I like the bright and shinny.”

She’s pointing me to where
I should right now endeavor,
To find the one I’d like
That would appease my hunger.

I rush now with big steps,
I jump over a puddle,
And then I stop because,
I’m facing a big muddle!!!

In front of me are lying,
Vast rows with all red apples,
Which one, which one to choose?
The one with rocking’ shape!?
The one that has more color?!
The one that’s bigger, or the one that’s smaller!?

My human digestive system
Has been through some hot tries,
I once bit from a bad one,
And ended up in cries!

My stomach’s still upset,
And I want no repeat,
I want the next one that I choose,
To be a good one, I want it to be sweet!

So poised and ready,
And still with quizzy grin,
I’m choosing now the next one,
I bring it to my chin!

“To bite or not to bite?”
That is the question!!!!
I bite…..and hope that this one,
would give me no indigestion!

Hello. I hope you’re smiling. This poem is not about apples, but it’s about relationships and about the struggle to find the one that is good for us. I hope you’re all lucky, and if you’re not, keep trying! The orchard has plenty of “apples”. Love to you all : ).

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Current mythology of love

by Andrada Costoiu

Odysseus and Penelope.
Their story ends happily when Odysseus returns from the Trojan war,
But he wasn’t exactly faithful along the way……was he?
Were you my love?
I guess Greeks were much better back then,
Because nowadays cheating feels earth-shattering,
And you have to figure out a way of how to keep going.

I have been feeding myself on dark thoughts
Of “love problems”,
But I am glad didn’t last,
I guess Hades has grabbed me by my wrist
And spewed me outside,
Into the light.

What do I do now?
Do I walk slowly, with caution,
Careful to not fall on my every step,
Or do I stubbornly stick with my bouncy walk?

Bouncy……and smile!

I guess Eros is rebelliously fueling us all with his arrows,
No matter what we’ve been trough,
We become again and again….
The perfect man and the perfect woman.

I have loved you.
Will I love again? 
Yes! Eros please aim,
For without love, there is no life….and this is no myth.

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I still ask for two glasses

by Andrada Costoiu

I planned to forget, 
But when you truly love someone,
It never leaves you.

I hoped that the rains would wash me into a river,
So I will learn to flow like water,
Shapeless, formless,
Until I’ll reach a shore
Where memories cannot travel.

It has been months since it happened,
We fought for our hearts,
But the distance swallowed us whole,
And spit us out onto different paths.

I’m seating at a table,
Near the piano,
Wresting to respond to the waiter,
He must have always wondered,
Why do I always ask for two glasses……
What should I answer?
He’ll think I’m crazy if he knew
That ….
One is for me and one is for the ghost of you,
That’s dwelling in my heart.

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Love happens

by Andrada Costoiu

Your invitation was like a pistol,
Shot at the beginning of a race,
One that transformed my pipe dreams
Into something extraordinarily real.
I never really recognized what was happening,
Until the moment I realized I was all in.

A tornado, strong and fierce,
Tangled together, 
I should try to pull myself back,
Yet it feels warm and inviting. 
Logic is beside the point,
Just like rationality and self-preservation,
To me,
It is likely that love is one of the ungovernable forces,
Just like gravity,
It just happens…..

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Shadows of love

by Andrada Costoiu

The midnight saw the moon 
Round and gold, no other stars
She was alone,
Just like me.

I tried to close my eyes,
To stop thinking,
But sometimes my mind
Acts like a Medici tyrant.
Shadows of the promises you made,
Were dancing in every corner,
And I knew that I cannot put eyelids
On what was to follow:
News wreck
Involving some “truth” that crushed my wings.
Does that mean that I will have to be walking from now on?
Would it be possible to go be a caterpillar again?
At least that would mean hope,
I always liked to fly.

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Love actually

By Andrada Costoiu

I didn’t have time to think,
My heart said yes before reason.

I remember when we meet,
For a second none of us moved.
In a room with noisy people
We felt as surrounded by a thousand silent faces,
And then you said : “meet me outside?”
I went straight to the door
To stumble in the plaza lit by the moonlight, with you.

Unstoppable attraction drew us together,
And then,
We molted into the story of two lovers separated by oceans.

We are near and far,
In the midst of uncertain,
One things seems to hold:
The emails we write.
We construct paradise in the wilderness of our dreams,
We fight for freedom from blind tyranny of distance,
We race each other into the light of love,
We play roles that no preacher can find.

Today I plucked hopes from the three of dreams,
My hands seemed to comprehended the needs of my heart.
With the hopes I made myself this pair of wings,
To fly to you.

In an infinite universe,
The twang of gravity is so powerful when it comes to lovers.
Love will always stay in orbit,
The orbit of two dreaming souls. 

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Lost and found

by Andrada Costoiu

Everything has its time and place,
We met, we feel in love and parted ways,
We got lost in the cultures of many different places.  

I often asked myself,
How many lovers did I encounter all these years,
And YET, I still ask for you in the form of someone else’s?

 As unfair as a hurricane, 
Life happens, 
You can’t plan …
The universe always prevails.   

But the HOPE always exists.
The time measured in the heart, 
Is not the same as days, months and years,
Maybe my heart had a hangover,
Because it feels like just yesterday I was with you.   

The GPS says, “Your destination is on the right”
The voice that only gave me directions for so long,
Sounds now like a whispered confession,
That ignites a fire and sends shivers down my spine.

I always knew,
That we still have mountains to move and tides to turn,
Together…..

 An open door, you’re smiling.
What is love….
But a tale of desire, courage and strength?
What is love….
But a grandiose tale about power, madness and a dozen of other things?  

What is felt inside your heart is the only strong force that will guide your life.
From the million screaming thoughts that always crossed my mind,
The one “ together with you” has never left me,
In the end we are all reminded
That love…
Will always bring us back where we belong,
And I belong with you.

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Modern “Swan Lake”

by Andrada Costoiu

Red roses and denim jeans,
I see your eyes when I close mines,
Me, standing at the top of the stairs,
Waiting,
To say hello to you again…

This morning I Googled the distance between us,
Thousands of miles….  

Sometimes I look at the space and the time zones that separate us,
with playful, architectural choreography.
 I imagine myself in pointe shoes,
In painful and visible effort trying to cross the space between us.
I’d do anything for our love…

I think this season’s “Swan Lake” is harder than before, 
I dance, if you’d be close you’ll see the sweat and hear my breathing.
  But I wont resign, 
Our Odile is the distance and I wont let “her” tear us apart.

Day and night, wild dance,
Forever hopeful instead of lost,
I’m embracing the future. 
Written words are our powerful lifeline,
I patch the distance with photographs and snippets of our everyday lives,
Sometimes I just send you kisses poured out of ink from a bleeding pen.

The black swan will not win this time, 
In spite of her efforts.
Although the distance is dizzying,
Thousands of miles don’t matter for the heart.
Tomorrow is another day,
And everyday that passes brings me closer to the moment
Of me, standing at the top of the stairs,
And you…
In denim jeans and with red roses,
Saying hello to me …once again.

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Unconditional love

By Andrada Costoiu

I’m a mosaic jigsaw puzzle,
Feelings, emotions, thoughts,
All run through me in different shapes and colors.
I’m constantly moving.
Sometimes my thoughts escalate too quickly,
Sometimes my feelings strike,
Sometimes struggles surround me like the elephant in the room.
 
I’m a mosaic jigsaw puzzle.
Miraculously,
These thousands of free jigsaw puzzles,
Oddly shaped, whimsical sometimes,
Challenge your brain,
But you move them with your usual motions,
With a smile on your face and a sparkle in your eyes.
 
I’m a mosaic jigsaw puzzle.
There have been plenty of times when you were stuck,
The way you scratched your head and laughed almost made me want to smack you,
But then I laughed too,
Knowing that jigsaw solving is not an overnight process.
 
I’m a mosaic jigsaw puzzle.
 It’s not easy to give all your parts to someone and trust that they’ll know how to handle them.
It’s not easy for someone to pick up your pieces and know where they fit,
It can get challenging, tiring!
 
Fortunately, love is the divine energy that is encouraging us all,
To find the possibility in every problem, in every setback, 
And to solve even the most complicated jigsaw puzzles,
Because whether we like or not,
We all are….. jigsaw puzzles.

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