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Love Is All Around Us (Poetry From the Heart)

John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded the "Best Poet 2014 and 2021" Hubby Awards.


My Special Place

In loves contented afterglow

Through windows East I stare,

There stand the ghostly eucalypt

Leaves swaying in the air.

You softly whisper, "I love you"

Your fingers stroke my skin.

Replying with, "I love you too"

I gently cup your chin.

The magpie chirps a serenade

Within the snow white gums.

Dark clouds gather in the West

And distant thunder drums.

The land has seen effects of drought

The grass is brown and dry.

With promise of approaching rains

Trees reach towards the sky.

A sexy smile invades your mouth,

I gaze into your eyes.

My lips touch yours in soft caress,

I love your breathy sighs.

A storm bird in the bottle brush

Calls to the Summer rain.

The clouds soon gather overhead,

Blue skies turn to grey.

You pull my body close to yours,

I relax in your embrace.

Who cares about the pending storm,

I'm in my special place.


Thoughts Of You

A shooting star bright in the sky

A dew drop on a flower

A graceful eagle soaring high

A gentle Summer shower.

The taste of biscuits from a tin

The smell of fresh baked bread

The feel of silk against my skin

The pillow 'neath my head.

A sunset on a cloudy day

Its watercolor hues

A sailboat drifting on the bay

All bring me thoughts of you.

A smile from you excites me

A kiss makes my blood race

Loving you fulfills my dreams

Like rocketing through space.


My Love For You

Every day the sun shines

So does my love for you.

Sometimes a cloud may appear

Or the occasional storm may develop.

But just as the sun is ever present behind the clouds,

My love for you remains constant,

Always constant and growing stronger by the day.

When the daylight fades and night descends

My love still beams through the darkness,

Silent, but with hidden strength.

Just as the moon controls the tides,

So my love for you controls my actions.

It is always there, day or night,

Like my strong heart beating within,

And without which I would surely die.

Loving you makes me glad to be alive,

And if you keep loving me

I want to live forever,

Especially in your heart.


The Ageless Flower

I love you more with every breath,

With every minute passed.

My love grows deeper by the hour,

By days, by weeks, by months.

With each year that speeds on by,

And age creeps up so fast,

It seems that you're immune to time,

Your beauty's never lost.

I think that in some future time,

Say twenty years from now,

I'll gaze upon a face so young

It reminds me of a flower.

A flower that's just begun to bloom,

So beautiful and proud,

That stands so bright among the weeds

Like sunshine through a cloud.


All poems by John Hansen © 2012

© 2013 John Hansen


John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on February 08, 2016:

Thank you very much for the lovely comment a dreamer. Much appreciated. Have a great week.

Andrijana from Russia on February 08, 2016:

Great poetry Jodah, especially "My Love For You". I am thrilled !

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on July 18, 2015:

What a lovely comment Missy, I am humbled. You have no need to feel unworthy. As a new poet you are already writing wonderful pieces. I have read the comments of others on your hubs and most are impressed. I used to write poetry in my teens and early twenties..then lost the inspiration again until about five years ago. I do hope you can learn some thing from my poems though, and just keep writing.

Missy Smith from Florida on July 18, 2015:

What can I say Jodah...just great f'ing poetry!!! And your wife is a very lucky lady. :)

I feel so unworthy, as I try to figure out my path in poetry. It's still so new for me. The good news is, I think being here on hubpages and reading other poems from some great poets as yourself, I may just learn some things. I sure hope so. You Rock!

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on February 14, 2015:

Thank you so much ps. I am glad you enjoyed these love poems. My wife loves them but was a little embarrassed by my sharing them. Happy Valentine's Day to you also.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on February 14, 2015:

Anyone would adore receiving such heartfelt fitting for our LOVE day

Wishing you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day

Angels are on the way to you today ps

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on July 03, 2014:

Thank you sunil. I appreciate your encouragement and kind words.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on July 03, 2014:

Fantastic expression. Good narration. Lovely wife, even lovelier and romantic husband. You are so blessed. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful thought here. Keep on writing. You are really a great poet. All the best.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on July 03, 2014:

Thanks for reading LaThing, and for the generous comment, vote up and everything. Glad you enjoyed these, much appreciated.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on July 03, 2014:

Thank you Bluebird. My hub name is Jodah, real name John Hansen. The added quotes and images aren't mine, just the poems.

LaThing from From a World Within, USA on July 03, 2014:

Wow, this hub is a knock out! Loved all of them :)

Beautifully done, Jodah! Enjoyed the flow and the intent behind them.

Voting up and everything!

bluebird on July 03, 2014:

To answer your question, I just wanted to know, was curious, if your real name was Jodah or not. And it also seemed you've also featured other artists here besides yourself. Now I know who's who!

P.S. I think this is one of your best! You are a wonderful poet my dear!

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on July 03, 2014:

Good to see you Phyllis and thank you for the kind comment and vote up. The song is one of my favourites.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on July 03, 2014:

Thank you bluebird. That is such a kind comment. Yes I am certainly the author. Why do you ask?

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on July 03, 2014:

Bless you, Jodah -- these poems are beautiful and inspires love of all Creation for me. I voted up, A, B and sharing. You are a gifted poet. The images you chose just adds to the beauty of your words. I love that song also.

bluebird on July 03, 2014:

Voted awesome and beautiful! The very first one was most excellent, just loved it, how love was interwoven with the weather and how it all came together!!! Perfect. I truly enjoyed every one you presented here. Are you their author? I am curious.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on July 03, 2014:

Thank you Shyron. Yes she is :) I appreciate the vote up and share too.

Thank you too Trisha, glad you enjoyed these poems.

Trisha Roberts from Rensselaer, New York on July 03, 2014:

Such Captivating poems and beautiful. Great hub Jodah

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on July 03, 2014:

John, this is just beautiful and awesome, thank you for sharing and I will share them with my other followers.

Your wife must be very special and blessed.

Thumbs up, AB and shared.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on March 23, 2014:

My pleasure Jo, glad you enjoyed reading them.

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on March 23, 2014:

Jodah, these are special and so very beautiful, thank you for sharing.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on March 23, 2014:

Aw thanks Audrey, much appreciated. I welcome your kind words, vote up and share, glad you enjoyed.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on March 23, 2014:

@ Harishprasad, thank you for your praise and vote up. I am glad you enjoyed these love poems especially "Ageless Flower".

@ Vellur, glad you enjoyed these poems, thanks for your kind words.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 23, 2014:

Beautifully expressed poems of love. Enjoyed reading.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on March 22, 2014:

All poems are brilliant and evoke wonderful feelings in the minds. And , the last one is just outstanding and to think of someone you love as an ageless flower is so loving, exciting and a beautiful thought ! I relished all these poems with all my heart. Voted up.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on March 22, 2014:

A beautiful collection of your poetry. The images you have selected are the perfect compliment. So much talent in one man!

Voted up and more with plenty of sharing. Audrey

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on November 25, 2013:


Always great to receive your kind and generous comments. I spend a lot of time choosing the pics to suit the words, sometimes I wonder if my poetry will stand on its own...I hope so. Thanks for voting up, and Happy Monday to you too.

ocfireflies from North Carolina on November 25, 2013:


So nice to read about love between a man and his wife. I especially like the part where you will love her and continue to see her as young even as time goes by. Lovely and voted up as such. I also believe the pictures and quotes were perfect. Thank you again for sharing your awesome poetic talents.

Happy Monday,


John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on November 24, 2013:

What kind words JSPO138, Thank you for reading these poems and voting them up. I am glad you enjoyed them. Yes I am lucky.

JPSO138 from Cebu, Philippines, International on November 24, 2013:

Your wife is lucky indeed and I am sure that you are lucky as well for these words can only come from the heart filled with love. Up for this hub and no question about it, this is simply beautiful!

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on November 23, 2013:

Wow Mark, thanks for reading. I'm glad these poems had such a wonderful effect on you, and made you think of your wife. Bless you.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on November 23, 2013:

Wow Mark, thanks for reading. I'm glad these poems had such a wonderful effect on you, and made you think of your wife. Bless you.

Mark from Moundsville,WV on November 23, 2013:

Beautiful collection of poetry. I was blessed by the words that flowed. Makes me think about my Wife and my love for her. Thanks for sharing

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on October 31, 2013:

Aw thanks Faith, God bless you too.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on October 31, 2013:

Breathtakingly beautiful love poems to your wife! Really a delight to read. Thank you for sharing. They are all beautiful and a beautiful testament to your love.

Up and more and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on October 10, 2013:

Thank you Chris, your comments are appreciated. Glad you liked "Thoughts Of You" one of my older poems actually.

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on October 10, 2013:

How very beautiful and full of devotions! Lovely images! I think "Thoughts of You" is my favorite, thus far!

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on October 09, 2013:

There's no question of it! Your hubs are very attractive and appealing!

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on October 07, 2013:

Nellieanna, Thank you again. Your words are so kind, I'm so pleased my work is so appreciated. I wrote the first poem just last night in fact. The others are a few years old. Glad you like the illustrations too. Practice makes perfect and I think my hubs are starting to show it.

John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on October 07, 2013:

Eiddwen, thank you so much for voting up. I'm glad you enjoyed these poems and I'm sure there will be more to come.

You have a good day too.


Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on October 07, 2013:

Beautiful love poems, Jodah. I'm especially fond of the first one, and with the way it sways from nature's beauty one verse, then back to the intimacy of your loving, then back again, - like the pulse of life itself. Just gorgeous. I like all four of these enchanting poems. There is something so eternally sweet and mellow, along with the passion of moments in them.

Oh, and the illustrations are fantastic! Their lights radiate and pour forth the love being expressed! And the saying on the rose is timelessly true!

Eiddwen from Wales on October 07, 2013:

Beautiful poetry and images; voted up and thanking you for sharing this true gem with us all.

Enjoy your day and I look forward to so many more.


John Hansen (author) from Gondwana Land on October 07, 2013:

Thanks for visiting my new hub Laurie and for the kind comments.

Rayne123 on October 07, 2013:

wow great poetry, pictures and quotes

What a beautiful story they tell


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