Acts of Love

By Pam Rehm b. 1967 Pam Rehm
If endear is earned
and is meant to identify   
two halves

then it composes   
one meaning

which means   
a token

a knot   
a note

a noting in the head   
of how it feels

to have your heart   
be the dear one

Pam Rehm, “Acts of Love” from Small Works. Copyright © 2005 by Pam Rehm. Reprinted with the permission of Flood Editions.

Source: Small Works (Flood Editions, 2005)

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Poet Pam Rehm b. 1967

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Subjects Relationships, Love, Romantic Love

Holidays Valentine's Day


Pam Rehm was born and raised in a German farming community in central Pennsylvania. Influenced by Emily Dickinson and Robert Creeley, Rehm composes spare, precise poems that explore the intersections between spirit and language, and humans and the natural world. In a review of her collection Small Works (2005) for Verse magazine, poet Jason Stumpf observed, “The mind within these poems enters and contemplates moments, . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Romantic Love

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

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