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°• ₱ • whisper • ₱ •°

Cypress Tree Byōbu, Kano Eitoku, 1590

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i hear them whisper

calling me to join them there

at the end of life

•° ₱ °•





“All Souls Night”   Loreena McKennitt



originally posted  12 February 2010



artwork  ~  檜図 (Cypress Tree) attributed to Kano Eitoku
{ public domain }





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∙϶∙ looking at you through the past ∙ϵ∙



∙ Є ∙

i should have seen it

coming since i was looking

at you through the past


or was i looking

past you?  anticipating

seeing through your lies


or at least hoping

but it was never easy

to tell if  you were


real or an object

of  my obsession…     born of

my desperation


and loneliness…    God,

i want you to see me…    tell

me the truth for once


you said it was the

moon that betrayed me and the

stars that were lying


bubbles in my glass

of  your heady wine make me

wonder if  you’re real


but i learned the hard

truth of  you…    the stars don’t lie

the way that you do


i don’t see the real

you     …i don’t really see you…

you never saw me

∙϶∙ Є ∙ϵ∙

Є ∙



“Through Glass”   Stone Sour

the poem revision was strongly influenced by this song



revision posted  21 September 2011



i’m looking at you

originally posted 29 March 2010


i’m looking at you

trying to see inside your soul


do i really see you?

do i see the real you?

or are you just a figment of my imagination?

the ethereal object of my obsession?

made from the heat of my desire?

born in the fires of my passion?

living only in my longing     …..yearning     …..needing so desperately

for someone to hold me     .….desire me     ..…love me

are you even here?





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❧❦ giving ❦❧


you gave me your heart

placed it gently next to mine…..

i knew you loved me


i knew you loved me

from the look in your eyes    ….so

i gave you my Love


i gave you my Love…

smiling, you said Love was why

you gave me your heart


“If  I Give My Heart To You”    Nat King Cole 

originally posted  23 February 2012

artwork  ~   “Cupid and Psyche”  Annie Swynnerton  1891
public domain }

this is my submission to ~

Poetry Pantry #244    at    Poets United
submit a new or old poem

thank you,  Mary

this was originally prompted by ~

The Haiku Challenge   at   Few Miles
Day 23  prompt:   Theme ~ Joy of  giving

Form ~   ABC,  CDE,  EFA

thank you Someone is Special for hosting the challenge!


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··ร· wish ~ a duet ·ร··

what would you have me
do  for you if  any wish
i  could grant to you

One touch,  your gentle
hand rested for a moment
on my heart,  with love

one touch,   from the hand
of a loving heart   …the touch
of  your beloved

A smile and a kiss
just to brush your fingertips
as they touch my heart

shivers down my spine
from the light touch of  your lips
on my  fingertips…

Fingertips follow
your wandering shivers   …down…
explore soft wonders

a gentle moan escapes
my lips…  my hand on your heart
feels it beat faster

My lips kiss your moan
taste it tenderly  …kissing
before it flies off

my lips meeting yours…
one kiss just the beginning
of  passion’s release

Looking deep within
eye speaks unto eye   …calling
come with me tonight

soul speaks unto soul…
coming together with  joy…
no longer alone

Lightly touching me
your hand strokes my heart again
granting ecstasy

two souls…   two hearts…   joined
in ecstasy    …in desire…
each   for the other

Passion smouldering
constantly glowing…   waiting
your words fan the spark

your words the spark    …fires
of  my desire ignited…
passion burns brighter

Heart enflamed – burn bright
body burns with your love’s touch
hold me in your arms…

already holding
you in my heart   …now holding
you close in my arms

Our lips are touching
wordless speech from our bodies
talk to each other

touch…   taste…   sight…   sound…   scent…
all of  our senses heightened
by  flames of  desire

Senses beyond five
allow me visions of  you
…I can see your Soul

the shells   …the bodies…
matter not ~ ’tis the souls whose
journeys continue

To Infinity
exploring our passions
we fly   …together

an amazing duet played by two people on one cello at the same time

Iva Casian Lakos and Eric Tinkerhess
play a traditional Macedonian love song  “Jovano, Jovanke”
adapted from an arrangement by Giovanni Sollima and Monika Leskovar

originally posted  18 February 2011

artwork ~   “Triomphe De L’Amour”   Salvador Dali
{ fair use }

“wish ~ a duet”  was my  first attempt at  a renga  {a collaborative linked poem comprised of  haikū/a duet with alternate haikū verses by two poets}  written by Ainsley Allmark  {  @DolphinDancer }  and myself.  Ainsley’s stunning photography,  poetry and prose can be found on a number of  blogs in addition to  “DOLPHIN MUSE”  ~  please click on any of  the  “Dolphin”  listings in the blogrolls at the bottom of  this page to see more of  his work.  we hope you enjoyed reading this duet as much as we enjoyed writing it.  { we wrote modern haikū ~ in the past our verses would have been considered senryū.  }

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✯ ☽☾ ✯ night descends {first poem ever posted} 5 year blog birthday

as the night descends

i  wrap darkness around me

and drift off  to sleep

✯ ☽☾ ✯

this is the  first poem posted to this blog on

12  February  2010

celebrating  my heart’s love songs  beginnings five years ago

i  am still amazed when people stop by

THANK  YOU!   to everyone who visits

this song is background to a slide show of   Vincent  van  Gogh’s  art

“Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”   Don McLean

artwork ~   “The Starry Night”   Vincent van Gogh
{ public domain }


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