Falling in Love


Blissful state that tumbles kingdoms

Frees the wary from their phantoms

When the naughty boy of misrule

Fires arrows wild and cruel:

Every hit can start rebellions

Bring on unrestrained illusions,

Landscapes razed by fierce accension

Just to gain that sad attention.

Once achieved the game is up

Blindfold lad has drained his cup

Lost his interest, moved askance

Searching for his next big chance

Young or old is no great matter:

One becomes mad as a hatter

Others shrug the arrows off

Grin and bear it, do not scoff.

Everything remains a choice

Nothing, reason to rejoice.

Go the distance if you dare

Sure, the chubby wouldn’t care

Easy come maybe, or go

Love at random: ever so


From Aspects of Attraction



© HMH, 2014







2 responses to “Falling in Love”

  1. Debi Ennis Binder avatar

    Ah, love– so tender and sweet! Even the mightiest fall! Do we as writers include romance just so we can know the pleasures of falling in love everytime our characters do?

    1. Hanne H avatar
      Hanne H

      Absolutely! And why wouldn’t we? After all, it is a pleasure — while love goes well. As we all know — When love goes wrong, Nothing goes right — that’s what Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russel told us in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

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