To search for love is fruitless –
we examine each potential lover
with predatory eye.  Is this the one?

But that’s not how life operates.
Love conquers unaware,
its significance at first unnoticed.

Love creeps like cat, belly to ground,
all senses alert for the moment
propitious for the pounce.

Then wham! Bam! Alakazam!
With blinding flash the hunt is over,
love’s quest for a victim won.



This is an old one revised, for dVerse Open Link Night


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19 Responses to Quest

  1. catterel says:

    I do like this, so apt and effective! may love continue to surprise you (in the best possible way) into the oldest of old age.


  2. Whew! That last stanza caught me off guard…..just like love, I suppose.
    I enjoyed this. 🙂

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  3. Glenn Buttkus says:

    You find love when you quit looking for it, naturally, organically, in or out of balance, torrential or calm, positive or negative, moving through the way stations of Like & Lust before arriving at Love; nice re-visit, Viv.

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  4. tigerbrite says:

    The best things happen when we have no expectations:)


  5. MarinaSofia says:

    Not sure that we are always victims in love… but I do like the imagery.


  6. C.C. says:

    This could give a whole new meaning to the superstition about a black cat crossing one’s path. Haha. Enjoyed this immensely 🙂


  7. True that is as at times love comes when we happily do not expect it…

    Perhaps that brings it in..

    the happiness we do share…without even thinking about joy we bring..:)

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  8. Prajakta says:

    This was pretty funny in a very nice way. So many dreamy words about love and here you are! Making it sound exactly like a cat…. I like this!

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  9. kaykuala h says:

    Then wham! Bam! Alakazam!
    With blinding flash the hunt is over,
    love’s quest for a victim won.

    I get this! Yes it comes off with an explosion after readying itself perhaps for some while! Whew!
    I thought it only happened to me! Great write Viv!


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  10. But that’s not how life operates… yep and we shouldn’t forget it. Wise words, Viv

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  11. brian miller says:

    love creeps like a cat belly to the ground….i think we can miss out always looking for the one…because of our preconcieved notions of who that one might be…love catches us when we least expect it…

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  12. Love the likening to the posturing of a cat, Viv…so visual! Great write. 🙂

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  13. cecilia says:

    Nice one ViV!! c

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  14. Mary says:

    Very true, Viv. I agree you cannot search for love. It finds a person when he/she is least expecting it. (Probably when both are not expecting it actually!)

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  15. scotthastiepoet says:

    Hi Viv, this is lovely and true.. especially admired the line: “love conquers unaware,” With Best Wishes Scott

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  16. So true.. that is exactly how low works.. Amor’s quiver or a cat.. we always are unprepared ..

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  17. lupitatucker says:

    So true, Viv! I’ve been pounced on a couple of times, caught unawares. I like this 🙂

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