Sunday, September 19

Poetry Bus for 20th September

Tenderness

Come, let me hold you now
encircled in my arms
body's skin to warming skin
to create a sum of one.

Your head lies in the hollow of my shoulder
and your breathing plays a rhapsody of night,
music that will complement our dreaming
as we drift upon its currents of delight.

Come, let me hold you now,
keeping you from harm,
enfolded by the love we share            
until the day is come.



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17 comments:

  1. The way my mind works, as I read this sweet tender love poem, I am waiting for the other shoe to drop lol.

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  2. This is beautiful, tender, and hopeful.

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  3. There's a nice, protective feel about this. Tender, indeed.

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  4. Beautiful rhymes here and a lovely gentle rhythm.

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  5. Oh, sooo beautiful!!! I love this one in particular, dear Pen!! Sigh...very dreamy!! ~Janine XO

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  6. There are hints of TS Elliott here. I'm sure you didn't want us to connect us to his poem, which is rather dark.

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  7. beautiful jinksy, warm and romantic

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  8. I like this Penny. It is a love poem but there is a lot of eroticism in it too. The innuendo is not lost on me and I like it, very much.
    Star

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  9. WOW this is beautiful......such talent you have my friend.....big hugs:-)

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  10. This is lovely, Penny - it really captures all that love should be.

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  11. It is lovely, but I feel doom lurking around the corner when I read the last sentence. Hmm...

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  12. Like others, I suspect, I was half expecting a punchline and was delighted when one didn't materialise. I really don't see any doom in this at all.

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  13. Oh Jinksy that is precious! My friend just lost his mom (unexpectedly) a couple of days ago and I keep thinking about his dad. I am going to go hug my husband. NOW

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  14. Warm, tender and a hint of eroticism too. Lovely, Jinksy!

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  15. The last line is a "fruitful ambiguity" How many "meanings" can you squeeze out of it?

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  16. Quite simply ... I loved this. The gentle feeling, the emotion in your words!

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  17. Tender and passionate and full of love.Great poem Jinksy!

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