The Love Memorandum

The Love Memorandum – David Redpath

David Redpath

20180121_111044-01-01-01-02774794570.jpegThe Love Memorandum

Still breathing
Living still
From oceans deep
a mortal spill
The waters testing
in the fullness of time
What’s in your heart?
Who’s on your mind?
Having received
the Love Memorandum
from Planet Freedom
Regarding that love
that doesn’t change
with the wild weather
Of love forged
in the fires of forever
A love that never fails
Like the latter rains
of a summer harvest
Love gives meaning
to this existence

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17 thoughts on “The Love Memorandum

  1. “The waters testing
in the fullness of time” so waters here seem to be the waves or barriers he has had to cross in time and surmount. Hmm The fullness of time…. I am intrigued by this part and am unsure what it eludes to. I see it as a call back to the previous lines tying all the knots.

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  2. “What’s in your heart?
Who’s on your mind?”
    The narrator is talking to himself or to someone trying to understand certain aspects of their personality and come to understand the truth hidden inside. Inside lies another person or people. Those who matter and he/she truly cares for.

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  3. “Having received
the Love Memorandum
from Planet Freedom” here the narrator explains that through finding his own freedom or in his discovery of freedom he got a reminder of love. A memorandum or short note to remind oneself something you must not forget.

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  4. “Of love forged
in the fires of forever” here the narrator passionately declares that this love is one which lasts forever referencing the previous lines. Expressing the timelessness of this love. A love that transcends time, death, space. A love which is eternally engrained and etched in stone.

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  5. “A love that never fails
Like the latter rains
of a summer harvest” I fail to discern whether the rains are late or the latter – as in previously referenced and one choice out of two. My instinct tells me it’s late. So a rain that might not always be on time but all the same comes through when necessary to soak the soil and help the weeds and seeds grow buds. This reference to summer is the first positive spark of clarity in this self discovery of oneself.

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  6. “Love gives meaning
to this existence” here the narrator shares with us the insight he gained through this reflection and by asking himself the two questions. His conclusion: Life is Love. Love is life. Beautiful ending to a beautiful poem!

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  7. “ Still breathing
Living still” interesting apposition. If you change the position of still it makes “ still living” which reflects the first line. Both have -ing so it’s progressive and still currently ongoing. The second still shows the immobility or stillness of that life. Perhaps is it boring or perhaps is it uneventful. Is the person just waiting for something to happen?

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  8. “Regarding that love
that doesn’t change
with the wild weather” this passage reminds me of Wuthering heights by Emily Brontë in one of the passage the narrator describes her love for Heathcliff(male love interest) like a rock, not passionate but always present. Whereas she describes her love for another man like the seasons. Coming and going intermittently. Ceasing and returning. So this love that has no been found in your narrators’ freedom is similarly one which does not change no matter what he goes through with his love interest.

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  9. Thank you Issa for your in depth analysis.
    The ‘latter rains’ is a middle
    eastern agricultural reference.
    The latter rains, when they came,
    allowed a second late summer
    (I’m twice married).
    ‘The fullness of time’, is a
    King James version quote.
    Shakespeare is the father
    of the modern english language,
    and the ‘King James’ is his
    God child.
    Thanks again for your interest. ~ David R.

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