78 comments on “My New Love

  1. nickreeves says:

    Manchmal sind die besten Tage NΓ€chte. Bravo!

  2. yassy says:

    Hahaha good one , Ben. Enjoyed this.

  3. gabychops says:

    The title alarmed me, Benjamin, luckily it is one of your lovely plays on our conviction that we know you, and you are as elusive as ever.

    Thank you for a little amusing surprise.

    Joanna

    • A very wonderful compliment for an artist: “Elusive as ever”. It’s good to be able to branch out at times, and go in different directions, to create with different roots. Some surprises are fun! Thanks as always!

  4. Ace says:

    Nice piece, Benjamin!!!! I always look forward to your posts!! You do an amazing job of capturing such love and emotion in a few short lines!! Well done, as always πŸ–€πŸ€—

  5. Secrets says:

    Haha, nice one! Absolutely Berries (sorry, I couldn’t help myself).

  6. crimsonposy says:

    I love how you had me going in one direction and then another, all within a few lines. Awesome writing. 😊

  7. Cassa Bassa says:

    I hope it’s not the same grape sweet in the morning by night it has gone sour 🐱

    • That’s something to think about. That can happen … at times. Especially if you look at this in a more metaphorical sense. And then I wonder if the narrative of the work would be being sarcastic in his praise for grapes. Maybe there is no like for sweet and sour. I like how you made me rethink my own poem! Thanks, my friend!

      • Cassa Bassa says:

        That’s how I thought there can be 2 ways to look at this. One is the surprising ending of praising a grape. Another is the sweet sour mix feeling of a well know beauty (grape is known for its diversity in use like wine). I hope i make sense. What I am trying to express is a simple poem is open for the reader’s interpretation, so it’s thought provoking which makes it a great poem!

      • Sure, I understand what you’re saying. I remember David Bowie said (but I’m paraphrasing) something about once a poem goes out into the world it can always become something else, and the readers create new interpretations for it, and the work almost because as much of the reader’s as the artists. It’s an interesting notion. You made me think of that now also. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I can see there are multiple ways to look at something. And all works have an unintentional and intentional meaning. Have a fantastic rest of your day!

      • Cassa Bassa says:

        That makes me think of how interactive poetry really is!

  8. Nadine says:

    Sour grapes, and/or too sweet ones — dunno if I savour those. Pretty sure I don’t actually. But we do have to take the negs with the possies I ‘spose. This one has a bit of bite! Clever poetry. And it looks like you’ve got a great possy. Happy for that. Rock on Benjamin. πŸ€ŸπŸ™πŸ’—

    • True. Harder to savor the sourness of anything. It’s more like it lingers at times. But lovely to reading your thoughtful thoughts. There are negatives and positives that come tied together, too. That’s an astute point. And thanks for all you said! You rock on, too! All the best πŸ™‚ πŸ’—

  9. Hahaha! πŸ˜€ Loved the twist.

  10. Haha! The ending caught me Ben. As always you bring out the best in brevity πŸ‘

  11. Your poetic style and content is endearing. I love it Benjamin

  12. Lovely poem! I too love grapes!

  13. Poetpas says:

    Funny catch 😁

  14. Vivi says:

    Sweet or sour, it’s fun!

  15. Msdedeng says:

    Just when I thought I had grasped it, then the last two lines happened.

  16. VJ Knutson says:

    Are you whining….I mean….wining? Lol.

    • Maybe a little of both. Depends on the day, I think. When things get sour I can whine, for sure. And when things are sweet I get too thankful. Perhaps it’s best to be somewhere in the middle constantly. Hope you’ll have a great Monday!

  17. You definitely have an unusual talent for poetry about love, Benjamin! Have you tried getting published? 🌞

    • Thanks so much! That’s a really flattering compliment. I have had a few pieces published here and there before. But I’m working on writing novels at the moment, and hoping to get one of those published. But I’ve also thought to publish some poetry. It would be nice to get a collection together. So many inspiring poets on WordPress and with their own books.

  18. Endeavoring the balance between sweet and sourness of your lover to keep them in your heart forever is a real task though πŸ˜‚
    Stay in love, Blessings.

    • You’re exactly right, Sirishty. It’s hard to find that balance, especially when it’s not just your own emotions that you must handle, but that of another’s. But still: I’d want to stay in love forever (with the right person)! Blessings to you also πŸ™‚

  19. Lia says:

    πŸ˜ƒ You are a lot of fun sometimes. Ah, unconditional love, even in the worst of moods and times… can’t be underestimated. Your poem gives that, in such a clever way. Thanks for the smiles. :)) xoxo

    • You’re right: unconditional love … gives us the chance to be ourselves! I am fun, sometimes. It’s true, also. Thanks for all your words. Lots of good things I’m sending you. Stay smiling! πŸ™‚

      • Lia says:

        It’s said that unconditional love towards ourselves makes the same toward others possible. And being ourselves, especially as creatives, is important. I can’t always stay smiling, nor can I always stay myself… unless that self is always changing. Wishing you continued creative success!

      • Oh, very true. We are always constantly in flux. We have a self but it’s an ever-changing self. That’s probably could be true about unconditional love, but I think unconditional love toward ourselves might be the hardest to achieve. I know I waver on it often. It’s easier to love others sometimes than love ourselves. But both are important. Thanks for sharing you’re intellect! Thanks a lot. Much creative success to you as well! Yet you always have that, anyway!

      • Lia says:

        Thanks for your heart-warming comments. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

      • Always. You’re welcome! πŸ’— πŸ™‚

  20. Kritika says:

    Hahaha amazing end.

  21. Ha, awesome! Blessings! β™₯β™₯

  22. Hahahaha sometimes I too have a love-hate relationship with grapes. Now I want one πŸ˜‚πŸ‡

  23. You forced images in my mind Benjamin, and then flushed them out by the last line. But now I’m wondering whether you haven’t meant something else by grapes. :)) Awesome.

    • You might be right. Perhaps it’s just a metaphor for something more: after all, some people go from sweet to sour in the blink of an eye. And from one day to the next you never know how they’ll be or act toward you. But it also might just be about grapes, haha. It’s cool to see what readers see under the surface of any work. Thanks a lot for the feedback!

  24. a.s. says:

    That plot twist was great haha! Great poem. πŸ‘

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