I Want a Love. ~ Janne Robinson {Poem}

Via on Mar 7, 2014

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….Are you there?

I have a request

I want a love that tastes like the crunchy bottom bits of lettuce

That smells like rain and freshly cut cedar

A love that isn’t daunted by morning breath kisses

That doesn’t desire cake shoved in its face

Or a diamond ring

I want a love that is full of zaniness

A love where our souls intertwine fingers

Smile with glee and make our ice cream cones smooch

I want a love that doesn’t flee from work,

Yes, I said work.

A work that maintains euphoria

A work that strengthens connection

Stretches desire

Outlives the momentary excitement of a honeymoon


I want a love that wants to be exposed

Taken into the daylight

Shouted from mountaintops

Undressed in a smile

That is defined simply by its existence

Barefoot in vulnerability


I want a lover that tends the fire in my heart willingly

Nurtures it patiently

Stokes it up

Lets it howl

And smolder slowly


I want a love that can sit quiescently

I want a love that can surpass distance

A love that scoffs at insecurity and jealousy

Exceeds entitlement

Saturated in rapture

A love that demands more imagination than dinner and a movie

I want a love where we make forts,

Throw pasta on walls to see if it’s finished

Make love on counter tops and let dinner burn

I want a love where we tickle ’til we bruise and may just burst open

I want a love where we can make love with our finger tips and our toes


I want a lover who shows up

I want a partner who can carry my mountain and his own

Across rivers, and over prairies.

I want a lover who knows the importance of space in our togetherness

I want a lover who never quits expanding

I want a love where our spirits dance

And we wake up with I love yous and fall asleep in gratitude

And that’s enough.


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About Janne Robinson

Janne Robinson is a poet, bushwalker and animal activist currently residing on the Sunshine Coast, BC. She cuts kindling with her teeth, eats Bukowski for breakfast and makes the habit of saying the word feminist as much as possible. She loves the smell of freshly cut cedar, writing on airplanes and whiskeys that swing their hips when they walk and know what they are doing. You can connect with her on TwitterInstagram and Facebook. Please also visit and connect with her Facebook writer's page. Check out Janne's website.


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19 Responses to “I Want a Love. ~ Janne Robinson {Poem}”

  1. Deborah says:

    I feel you!!! Stunning!

  2. Robin says:

    Beautiful, me too!

  3. Engracia Salazar says:

    I love this poetry…..;) I felt it…

  4. Samantha says:

    Lovely! I felt this when I woke up this morning!

  5. Shannon Sparkles says:

    I too want this love! More than ever after reading each beautiful, individual line. LOVEly. Exceptional descriptiveness. And thank you glorious woman for this exceptionally beautiful poem.

    • Janne Robinson jannerobinson says:


      Hi sweet woman :) I hope your week has been kind to you. Thank you!! This poem began as a blank piece of paper on my fridge. It was an intention list for things I wanted to speak into existence with a partner. Each day I wrote one line…. that started with " I want a love….."
      It became this poem.


  6. Karen says:

    I think Bryan Reeves could deliver that…….. and I believe he wants this too! ;-)

    • Janne Robinson jannerobinson says:


      Hello Karen. Bryan reeves is a wonderful human being, we have begun to form a one of a kind friendship. Are you trying to play cupid ;)



      • Karen says:

        Ha Ha Ha. That transparent, heh!
        You both express yourself with such honesty and passion coming from a deep connection to your feelings.
        Excellent communication is all important in a relationship/friendship. It is the thing you do the most of and you two appear to have really honed it. Just might get a bit loud/excited at times.:-)
        Glad to hear you have begun a friendship.
        My best wishes

  7. Karen says:

    I think Bryan Reeves could deliver that…….. and I believe it matches the type of love he wants ;-)

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  9. Amy E says:

    This is a beautiful poem that describes the kind of love that I would like to experience. Always the hopeless romantic, despite the Realist I purport myself to be.

  10. Neelam says:

    This is a beautiful rendition of love that perhaps is felt by everyone of us.. amazing poem Janne . I am so going to put this on my wall paper… Simply beautiful !

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