"all you love is not a dream."

"All you dream is not love,
and all you love is not a dream."

http://gagansvaid.blogspot.in/2016/10/let-go-of-love.html (in reference to this poem)

I would like to explain my thoughts behind these lines.

While I am explaining these lines, at the same time I am asking the question from the reader regarding what is love?

In the context of the given stanza, what you dream about is not love! This lines emphasises upon the importance of a person's physical being. In your thoughts merely, you cannot find love. Love has to be an acceptance that you live with that person in the reality. Being lost in wonderment won't mean love, according to this line.

In the same manner, "all you love is not a dream."
As the first line says, so does the second one. 
If the person whom you love is there standing next to you, then love is the reality and no longer a dream. 

So concluding the lines what I understand is, that lovers are those who live in reality with acceptance for each other. The scope of dream doesn't stay there. If dreaming about love, then it is not love, because there is no acceptance. You can refer it something else, or 'platonic love', as commonly used.

Listen to the poem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwqcT4F6i_4

Thank you for reading!

Gagandeep Singh Vaid


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