More than a poem

L. R. Laverde-Hansen By L. R. Laverde-Hansen, 13th Mar 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This is a love poem which the speaker addresses his beloved.

Lines for S--

I wish this poem never had to be,
For I would trade a lifetime of artistry
For a few fleeting moments beside your grace;
And not in exile from the warmth of your face.

I love that face, in every turn and curve it takes;
I love the delicate shape your profile makes,
Like a forbidden joy from Heaven unleashed on earth
Which motivates men to veil such dazzling worth.

I love the soft undulation of your lips
And how the crease of your smile grips
My spirit and makes me desperate to share your air.
How I long to feel your balming breath everywhere.

I love the vivid darkness of your flowing mane:
And how those hairs adorn you like a holy skein;
But more than all is the glory of your golden eyes:
How they pierce me, swallow me and hypnotize
To such extent I can believe in love again.

I love you as the woman that you are
Not as some spirit, or abstraction, or a star.
I love you for your skin and sweat and smile
I will love you while I have this time to while.

I would kiss you forever if it could be so;
I'd give the everything to be with you and know
That life is worth its heavy pains and rue.
My dearest meaning is to find meaningfulness with you.

Composed and Revised in New York
March 14-15, 2014


Love And Desire, Love Poem, Sensual Poetry

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
Poet, playwright, commentator. I write wherever I can. Currently I reside in the City of New York.

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
15th Mar 2014 (#)

Good morning, L. R., she is a fortunate woman to have someone so richly describe her and the love felt. Nicely done. ~Marilyn

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
15th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you, Marilyn. The poem may suffer a bit from the intensity of the speaker's feelings, but even poets are allowed to speak their muddled hearts from time to time.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
16th Mar 2014 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Vatrice
16th Mar 2014 (#)

Beautiful poem!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
17th Mar 2014 (#)

That is what poetry is all about ... Letting the heart and soul run free L.R.
Many blessings
Stella ><

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
28th Dec 2015 (#)

Thank you all, so much.

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