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/.. • ADDicted // ..• . .

•  // •


your heart races



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




you can’t live

WITHOUT IT  // you

go mad all


alone facing


//this   and there

any thing you can do

anything // but


give up

a KISS…  is{n’t} all you

need // to have





you’re add


icted // YOU GOTTA


//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


can you do what you

want to do  /  WANT TO do  /  WANT to do

you know what you WANT to do //


IN  • • •

give it up…  ..

…another kiss

won’t  / be




too much

to this

lust // for the pain


of  the guilty


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




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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∙♥∙ ♡ ∙∙ Love is the enemy ∙∙ ♡ ∙♥∙


∙ ♡ ∙

Loneliness has a secret

a weakness it tries to hide

for it cannot stand to be alone

no,  it wants be a guide

into and through the depths of  despair

traveling close by  your side

it  preys upon your insecurities

needs you to lose any sense of  pride

feeds thoughts of  betrayal,  rejection or indifference

with a mantra of  “he lied!  he lied!”

leaving you  feeling helpless

as if  all hope has died

but Love is the enemy of  Loneliness

a   full heart can always turn the tide

if  you but trust in the chance  for happiness

staying open to the  joys that  Love can provide

in the warmth of  your lover’s embrace

you can  feel Loneliness defeated…     all its desires denied

∙♥∙ ♡ ∙♥∙

♥∙ ♡ ∙♥

∙ ♡ ∙

“Love Is A Battlefield”   Pat Benatar

artwork ~   “Love Thoughts”   Raphael Kirchner
{  public domain }

this is my submission to ~

Kerry Says ~ Is Love a Tender Thing?   at   imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:  write a poem for Valentine’s Day with the theme “Love is The Enemy”

thank you,  Kerry!

“Love Is A Battlefield”   Pat Benatar

lyrics ~

(We are young, heartache to heartache, we stand
No promises, no demands
Love is a battlefield)

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

We are strong, no one can tell us we’re wrong
Searching our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

You’re begging me to go, you’re makin’ me stay
Why do you hurt me so bad
It would help me to know
Do I stand in your way, or am I the best thing you’ve had
Believe me, believe me, I can’t tell you why
But I’m trapped by your love, and I’m chained to your side

We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands
Love is a battlefield

We are strong, no one can tell us we’re wrong
Searchin’ our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

We’re losing control
Will you turn me away, or touch me deep inside
And if all this gets old, will it still feel the same
There’s no way this will die
But if we get much closer, I could lose control
And if your heart surrenders, you’ll need me to hold

We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands
Love is a battlefield

We are strong, no one can tell us we’re wrong
Searchin’ our hearts for so long
Both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield


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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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°Ꮬ •Ꮼ• Ꮬ° oh, doubt not my love!


° Ꮼ °

oh,  doubt not my love!

no breath can i  take
without the scent of  you
intoxicating me

no sight can i  see
that i  do not wish
to share with you

no food can i  taste
near so sweet
as your kisses

no touch can i  feel
that makes me tremble
the way your fingertips do

no words can i  hear
more precious
than your pledge of  love

my love for you grows
with each beat of  my heart
my heart
which now belongs to you,  my Love

°Ꮬ •Ꮼ• Ꮬ°

Ꮬ •Ꮼ• Ꮬ



“I Swear”   All 4 One

dedicated to the one i  love  ~  i swear by the moon and the stars,  baby

artwork ~   “Flower”   Alphonse Mucha
{ public domain }

originally posted  5 April 2014


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