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❧❦ giving ❦❧

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you gave me your heart

placed it gently next to mine…..

i knew you loved me

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i knew you loved me

from the look in your eyes    ….so

i gave you my Love

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i gave you my Love…

smiling, you said Love was why

you gave me your heart

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“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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∙◦Ͽ◦∙ autumn memories ∙◦Ͼ◦∙

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autumn memories

timid waves inching forward

as we fell in love

shy beginnings of  our lust

tender kisses on the beach

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water on warm sand

cool air around fervant need

our desire building

summer’s exit unnoticed

love’s flames all that we could see

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walking hand-in-hand

in the sunset of  our lives

autumn memories

wishing we could turn back time

start the journey once again

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this is my attempt at  Man’yoshu Japanese Poetry  ~  Somon:  mutual exchanges of love or longing poetry;  tanka:  (5-7-5-7-7)   i wrote this as a love song between a man and a woman  { though it would apply to any couple,  no matter their gender }  the lines in italics are  her speaking and the plain text lines are  him speaking.  though this is given voice by two people,  i still tried to maintain the  “pivot line”  ( the third line of  each verse )  which can be read as the last line of  a verse comprised of  the  first three lines of  the tanka,  or as the  first line of  a verse made up of  only the last three lines of  each tanka.   so just to complicate this even more,  you can read it as entirely one poem;  you can read  her  lines  and  his  lines  or  you can read it  as the  first three lines of  each stanza/tanka  and then the last three lines of  each one.

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“Something”   George Harrison

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originally posted  11 November 2011

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inspired by  ~

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Form For All    at    dVerse ~ Poets Pub
prompt:   Man’yoshu Japanese Poetry  ~  Somon:  mutual exchanges of love or longing poetry;  tanka:  (5-7-5-7-7)
{thank you, Gay Reiser Cannon and Jane Kohut-Bartels aka Lady Nyo.}

The Thursday Think Tank #73     at     Poets United
prompt:   “The Waning Days of Fall”
image above by Ella Wilson  { i saw it as waves lapping along a beach }

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·ਙ· •ਲ• · imperfect offering · •ਲ• ·ਫ·

· •ਲ• ·

•ਲ•

 i  give  you  this
my  imperfect  offering
·

all  that  i  have  to  give
~  my  self  ~

· •ਲ• ·

ਙ •ਲ• ਫ

· ਙ •ਲ• ਫ ·

·ਙ· • ਲ • ·ਫ·

 


“Anthem”   Leonard Cohen

artwork ~    “Blue on Tin”    Olga Rozanova
{  public domain }

originally posted  1 December 2013

“Anthem”   Leonard Cohen

lyrics ~

The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Yeah the wars
they will be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government —
signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud
They’re gonna hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring …

You can add up the parts
you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.

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/.. • ADDicted // ..• . .

•  // •

//

your heart races

races

racessssssss

trying to catch up to

youR BODY TREMBLES you can’t hold //

still your mind’s out of

{YOU CAN’T} control where it goes you can’t //

·

breathe you want to deny

·

what you need BUT IT’S

//NO USE  you might as well

face it you’re

add

add

addictedddddddd

you can’t live

WITHOUT IT  // you

go mad all

·

alone facing

·

//this   and there
isn’t
any
any

any thing you can do

anything // but

GIVE IN

give up

a KISS…  is{n’t} all you

need // to have

MORE

now

 //for
ever

MORE //

you’re add

add
add

icted // YOU GOTTA

FACE

//IT  has you by the

{ heart }  throat  [ BALLS ]  and you might

as well // face

·

it  ’cause there’s

·

not a thing

• •  A  thing

•  •  • NOTHING•

you can do

but fuck

//ing  WHAT YOU WANT

can you do what you


want to do  /  WANT TO do  /  WANT to do

you know what you WANT to do //

give
give
give

IN  • • •

give it up…  ..

…another kiss

won’t  / be

enough

Never ENOUGH

//Never

too much

ADD
ADD
ADDicted
to this

lust // for the pain

/

of  the guilty

pleasure//

it’s ALL you


think about

think about

think about

it    // you might as

well FACE

IT… • …..

. . ..  ·•. .  .. ·/ /

you’re addicted to
LoveUST //

/

•·  ..

if  you haven’t heard this version of  “Addicted to Love” you’re in for a real treat

“Addicted to Love”   Florence and The Machine

image: Gaudenzio Marconi (1841-1885), Nudo femminile, circa 1870
{  public domain }

rewritten version above originally posted  25 September 2011

the first “addicted” was posted  15 January 2011  ~

»¤«

addicted to you

far stronger than any drug

you course through my veins

»¤«

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the longer version was inspired by
the prompt “use repetition in a poem”
from the amazing HEDGEWITCH
Poetics ~ Say It Again, Sam
at  dVerse ~ Poets Pub

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∙ȶ∙₰∙∙∙ fascination ∙∙∙₰∙ȶ∙

∙ ₰ ∙

we made iced coffees
and croissants with goat cheese and raspberry  jam
we ate on the balcony at the little table that let our knees touch

the birdsong our private symphony
you laughed at how i  pronounced chèvre
then said you adored me as i  blushed

even after all this time
the  fascination
still part of  the love

reaching out,  i  touched your cheek
you kissed my palm
we left the remains of  breakfast  for the birds

∙ȶ∙  ₰  ∙ȶ∙

ȶ ∙ ₰ ∙ ȶ

∙ ₰ ∙

i love this video ~

“Fascination”   André Rieu   { from “Love in the Afternoon }


“Fascination”   Nat King Cole

*chèvre ~ ( from the French  for goat )  is cheese made out of  the milk of  goats.

originally posted  21 June 2012

artwork   ~   “Pink Roses”   Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
{  public domain }

“Fascination”   André Rieu   { from “Love in the Afternoon }

“Fascination”  is a 1904 waltz song with music popularized in the 1957 movie  ‘Love in the Afternoon’  starring Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper. The song was recorded by Jane Morgan and became her signature song.  It was also recorded by Dinah Shore,  Dick Jacobs,  Nat King Cole,  Earl Grant and David Carroll.

lyrics ~

It was fascination,  I know
And it might have ended right then at the start
Just a passing glance,  just a brief romance
And I might have gone on my way empty-hearted

It was fascination,  I know
Seeing you alone with the moonlight above
Then I touched your hand and next moment I kissed you
Fascination turned to love

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