Original french version at: [link]
You can listen to me reading it and explaining all about it on the 9th episode of my poems podcast that you can find here:[link]
Poem detailed explanation:
This is the most popular poem I've written to date, and I though it would only be fitting to include it in the podcast, so here it goes!
The poem is quite short, yet very powerful. Most people when they're asked what they felt about love, they cannot describe it, they say you have to live it to know what it feels like. In some way I can understand that, but as poetry is a bit like story telling, it wouldn't make a very good poem or story if I just said try it for yourself. So I hope this will bring memories to the people who already did it and encourage those who haven't. So now for the poem in itself, to put things in context here is a little background of the situation: My girlfriend and I were in the cinema and in Switzerland were I come from there is always a break in the middle of the movie, so it happened there.
The intense look was so intense that I can still vividly remember it, I asked her if she was ok, and she said she has never been better. Now that's where the extreme feeling comes in, because you're always glad to hear that kind of thing, coupled with the intense look it gives the tightening of the heart, so that was the first part.
Then I was so absorbed by her intense look that I was like in a bubble, I instantly forgot that I was in a cinema, and that there were people around, and there's where the happiness without clouds comes in, because you cannot be into the void even when you're in your own world, and I replaced the cinema with a beautiful no-cloudy day.
Then I don't know if you ever experienced or heard your own heart beating, it's kind of creepy but at the same time considering the situation it gives you such a rush of
There is where the lips touching part comes in, as while I was intensely looking into her eyes I was coming closer each time to her, and I finally came close enough to kiss. Then I would describe the feeling only as a merge of the two people, and I can add that for me it was paradise.
Then as said before I can remember this so vividly that that's what I wanted to finish the poem with, just emphasize with every important aspect of the poem, meaning: The memory I got from it, the feeling of joy and peacefulness, and the kind of heaven state I was in.
My good friend
even made a picture inspired by this poem: