Tag: love

The Music Of Your Soul – A Quadrille

The Music Of Your Soul

As darkness came
the dulcet tones
of your voice filtered through
the still night air
I would hang on to every word
falling from your lips
Each syllable perfectly enunciated
creating the beautiful
Music of your soul
Smiling I danced to its sweet melody 


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Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse.  Her prompt is ‘Music’
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title.

Love is Art – Poem of the Month – February 2023

Love is Art

Love is staring at a piece of art
for the first time
You allow yourself to feel it
before taking in the details 
It mesmerizes with a spell
Taking intelligence
and decision-making skills
Throwing them to the wind
Obliterating that which is all around
So you neither see nor hear
anyone other than the magician
The sun is brighter
filling your heart with joy
Then you step back
and look at the creation
The artwork is abstract
Colorful but complicated
It is not what it seems
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Others see it as nonsense
But it is what it is
Will you buy it?


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Art - Love Is All We Need, by Banksy

Sanaa is hosting D'Verse Poetics tonight and as it's Valentine's Day
she has prompted us with 'Love' and to say it like it is.

When Stars are Aligned – A Quadrille

When Stars are Aligned

We lay close on cool sand
counting stars in the velvet sky
Knowing with each magical moment 
we spend together
they align more perfectly
in their shining, twinkling brilliance
Love is born on this night of a thousand wishes
As the celestial show dazzles


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De is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse and the prompt is ‘Stars’

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title 

Once I Loved You

Once I Loved You

Once when stars were aligned
and fate stepped in
One kiss sent shivers
down a spine
I loved you

In joyful days
when sunshine tingled
bare skin
and twilight brought romance
I loved you

In the sultry evenings
of deep summer
listening to soft music
lingering in fragrant air
I loved you

When love was tested
with sickness you disappeared
within your own self pity
leaving me locked out, but
I loved you

Every day I was there balancing
on the edge of your anger
In your mind I was to bear blame
for what happened to you, yet
I still loved you

Over time I had become
your whipping boy
as I was the closest
Your recovery came too late
I no longer love you


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Warm Love – A Quadrille

Warm Love

The inviting call of love
Spoken in white breath
of wintery dreams
Arms outstretched in warm embrace
to those who respond with blind faith
Promising happiness to weather any storm
Sunshine through rainfall
Bringing rainbows to paint away the clouds
Do you dare answer?


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Lisa from Tao Talk is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets.
Her prompt word for our 44 word poem is "Warm"

Food for Thought

Our friend Mel from the blog Caramel features an annual event on site called THE 2022 GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF. the theme is The Joy of Baking. It is scheduled for this weekend and you can check out what to expect by clicking on the link.

Mel has invited me to write a food-related poem to share for this special event. As I absolutely love baking I am thrilled to contribute. I wrote this poem at the beginning of the year right after the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. These two holidays are times of sharing and giving thanks with family and friends. There are certain recipes I go to each and every time because they bring back loving and warm memories.l

Wishing Mel and the co hosts of the Great Blogger’ Bake Off a successful day of sharing recipes and writes from around the world. Here is my contribution for the Bake Off.

Made With Love

I pull the faded recipe card
From the tin stored in
its usual place in the pantry 
It is old now and dog-eared
The handwritten words
Faded over time 
No need to read it
Having made this twice a year
Every year since forever

Over time adjustments made
A little more of this
And maybe a little less of that
Sensing the amounts
without measure needed
Layers of love
and the essence of you
folded in and stirred

The smell of it cooking
and the taste evoking
precious memories
of years gone by
Lovingly made for you
This became your favorite dish
From a little boy to a grown man

Even when you moved away
with your family for seven years
you would ask me
to make it and bring it to you
for the holidays
It is food comforting the both of us


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