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2011 Poetry Theme Challenges

#07 Love is in the Air




Hello Poets;

April and NaPoMo are here again. So as love was a very popular challenge I am going to bring it back as a base for the first challenge of NaPoMo. To add a twist to tickle your pens I am also going to keep to the plan I had for this challenge on the theme of Spring. So combining those gives us a challenge of springtime love. Is there a better time to celebrate the love in the air, in nature and within our own hearts.

Perhaps even use the current form challenge - the Quatern, you have to love one of them!

Happy Quilling and Blessings to All

Jem
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Love is in the Air Challenge



Divena Collins

Duel
Embracing Love
Heartache
Heatwave
I Know Not
Rendezvous
Spiritual Love
Words of Love

Jem Farmer

Surfing
Tis Love
Where Fairies Play

Peggy Nelson

April Night
Loving Energy
Seeds

Ryter Roethicle

Dignity
Jealous for a while
Journey on a different path
Part Moon
Somewhere in Time III
Touch me there
Vouchsafe Thy Dreams
X Morning

Nia Wynne

Seasons of Rebirth



Divena Collins

Duel

He crept upstairs with shoes in hand
A little worse for wear,
Feeling just a little bit canned
Red faced and unkempt hair.
The Misses turned and glared at him
'Just where the hell have you been?'

He.:
'I`ve been for a drink with my mate Jim
To the pub on the village green`.

She:
'Then why the lipstick on your shirt
And the smell of perfume too?,

He:
'There was a woman who did flirt
But I told her I loved you`

She;
'I dont believe a word you say
I think you are a liar,
I wasn`t born yesterday
There`s no smoke without a fire'.

He:
'I didn`t come home I knew you`d nag
Whatever you think isn`t right ,
All I wanted was a pint and a fag
And I`ve had a really good night. '

Finally She:
'Oh come to bed it`s late for me
We`ll talk about this in the morning,
About as far as I can see
This is your final warning.

You weren`t in the pub with Jim
Because he was here with me,
And I was making love to him
While you were on your spree.!!



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Embracing Love

Feel soft the breeze thro`our hair
As we tread through fields of gold
This haven to me shall not compare
With the love that autumn shall hold.

Lift your eyes to a cool blue sky
Feel soft the breeze thro`our hair
Hear the songs of a lovers sigh
For they truly answer our prayers.

Sharing moments of love and care
Within natures warming embrace
Feel soft the breeze thro`our hair
As sunlight and shadows interlace.

Hold deep this memory forever clear
For always these moments we share
A tender touch shall ever be near
Feel soft the breeze thro`our hair.



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Heartache

When hearts have been broken and torn apart
Patched and stitched to be broken once more
When love hath gone it was hard to restore
Two hearts in which cupid had sent his dart;
Why ever must love suffer so much of pain
From a pledge that had been broken this way
Their feelings were both mutual yesterday
Shall it take one kiss to make it right again;
Love is too precious whilst time is too short
To allow both hearts to suffer much longer
As the years pass by pain remains stronger
When heated words can very often distort;
Hearts that hath been broken and torn apart
Two hearts in which cupid had sent his dart.



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Heat Waves

Hot is the sun that bathes the flesh
Enticing deep the passions within
Tender waves of heat shall caress
Desires within the realms of sin.

Wild are the flames of erotic fires
Hot is the sun that bathes the flesh
Burning the senses unto desires
Sparks the flare of a lovers quest.

Dripping beads upon thy breasts
Perspirations which drench thy brow
Hot is the sun that bathes the flesh
When wanton fevers then endow.

Anon there shall be dying embers
Winds of time hath arisen from rest
All too soon when passion lingers
Hot is the sun that bathes the flesh.



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I Know Not -- Envelope Ballad

I know not where this road shall end
Yet to end I think not why it must
For once you were my only friend
Until friendship had turned to lust;
It was then that our feelings grew
When love was on an upward trend
Within both eyes shone I and you
I know not where this road shall end.

I know not where this road shall end
To end would be extemely unjust
Our love is dear one cant pretend
With a blessing to share and trust;
Wonders of love longingly shared
To share to cherish and defend
Feelings that both of us have fared
I know not where this road shall end.

I know not where this road shall end
It would now be hard to re-adjust
Within this love we both depend
Upon each other for love we must;
Your gentle touch and loving kiss
Towards passionate hearts extend
All this alone I know we would miss
I know not where this road shall end.

Dreams like this we cannot dismiss
For nearness thus we comprehend
Just being together is utter bliss
I know not where this road shall end.



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Rendezvous

When I close my eyes and think of you
Of days and nights shared together
Now embedded deeply within view
Memories I shall remember forever.

I shall always remember our first kiss
When I close my eyes and think of you
Those nights together were utter bliss
And I know you felt the same way too.

As time passed by my feelings grew
I knew we were meant for each other
When I close my eyes and think of you
I could never fall in love with another.

Some day soon when the time is right
We continue our blissfull rendezvous
My dreams come true shall re- ignite
When I close my eyes and think of you.



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Spiritual Love

Right there beneath the willows shroud
Where the shaded air might cooler be
I rest my weary head from the crowd
`Tis there I cherish my love for thee;
Thro` leaves thy spirits cannot sever
Within this love I doth thee enshroud
This blessing shalt be with us forever
Right there beneath the willows shroud.

Right there beneath the willows shroud
Where spirits of love reign wild and free
This love we have we both then vowed
We would love each other both tenderly;
We had but the brightest stars up above
No longer were our heads in the clouds
Knowing we were both so much in love
Right there beneath the willows shroud.

Right there beneath the willows shroud
Our love was right there under the tree
This fantasy of passion well endowed
When love flourished for thee and me;
After a time these passions then grew
For dreams of love were so allowed
Both now sharing the same point of view
Right here beneath the willows shroud.

Some day in time dreams do come true
And when they do I shalt remain proud
When I dream the man I loved was you
Right here beneath the willows shroud.



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Words Of Love

All too freely were words of love used
Without a thought of true meaning
Is it any wonder we are confused
An unexpected phrase of feeling.

Can it be what we speak of is untrue
All too freely were words of love used
Is to love what we are all meant to do
Or is the definition very often abused.

Is it heart beats that is then accused
Or has misted eyes revealed the same
All too freely were words of love used
And should not be spoken with shame.

When feelings are felt from deep inside
Within the strength of that love infused
Shall then run smooth within their stride
All too freely were words of love used.



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Jem Farmer

Surfing --- Caudated Malayan Sonnet

Sweet love is like the ocean’s surging tide, And, alas, not always the smoothest ride, But where the land shall meet the turbid sea Is where I lay my heart in foolish pride. In love there is no place I’d rather be, For passion thrives in wanton liberty It cannot grow when tied to safer ground A heart can only know love if it’s free. A rolling wave that makes no other sound, Can leave me wanting, needing to be found Enticing me to climb it’s mighty height In certainty, I will be surely drowned And left like a corpse to the endless night, But when the heart rules, the mind’s never right. Yet in the salty breeze the flames ignite, Empowered senses see no pain or rust, As once again they are deceived by lust Instinctive reactions have far more trust In the heat of the moment, I’ve no cares For love can only come to she who dares!



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Tis Love

I gave my heart for her love,
A love beyond compare,
As pure as any white dove,
For she, I could so dare.
But love as blind as I,
Rejected and all askew
And now I’m left here to cry
‘Tis love; what can I do?

Her gentle voice bid me observe,
And gaze upon her face,
If I could dare to show my nerve,
She’d fill my heart with grace.
In honeyed words she’d call
But ne’er said ‘I love you’
But led me there to fall,
‘Tis love; what can I do?

Upon the heath where we would meet
Her lips gently kissed me,
And then she swept me off my feet
Before her words dissed me.
Her touch can ease my itch
But she can hurt me, too,
And though she is a bitch
‘Tis love; what can I do?

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Where Fairies Play

The scented garden where I wait for you
I sit and watch the fairies come to play
And hear them sing their ancient songs of May
Beneath the pretty bells of velvet blue.
My ragged jeans are wet from early dew
The moistness cooling down the springtide ray
And like intoxicating fairy brew
I wait in wonder for the sight of you.
For love alone is blessed on this, our day
By fairy’s wand that casts a golden hue.
In this our garden I will always stay
Within your heart that gives my soul its cue
To say those words here, where the fairies play
In love my heart is yours, forever true.

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Peggy Nelson

April Knight

April Speaks to Knight:

Will your love Stay or slip away as in past day?

You proclaim immense love you have for me
Will you see past flaws, and hold them at bay?
How many lies throughout life will I hear or see?
Profess them all now or no love from me will be!
I see and hear your answers expressed my dear
Expressed from past lovers and unkind cruelty
We’ll see our love will forever cohere

Knight Speaks to April:

I will conform to your wishes each and every day!
I have wanted you and waited long to set you free
We shall see our love flourish and love will stay
I ask for your hand so I may place love in thee
No longer shall we hesitate to love Exquisitely
I know you heard my war torn powers to cure
My love, I see wonder if cruel war lingers in me
We’ll see our love will forever cohere

Words of togetherness

you have saved me by the love you display
I shall never give cliché, you hold my key
Richness shines on us in love we portray
Our love calms us from war gone on spree
Shall we relax together and drink Chablis?
Yes! Let’s enjoy today and see stars premiere
I’ll love you always and all ways my love key
we’ll see our love will forever cohere

On this April Night the stars sing with glee
Aglow over the Palace where humans cheer
And sing praise of April and Knight on T.V.
We’ll see our love will forever cohere



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Loving Energy

With lasting impulse and full of energy
Making rhythm as Ken blazes each road
Letting peaceful loving words run free
Some be held back, to much fondness told
Yet, positive words, Ken’s out of the norm
Courageous convictions of words plea
Will he succeed, when time to perform?
With lasting impulse and full of energy

With lasting impulse and full of energy
Seeing wiser things in life, Peg takes hold
Sharing enthusiastic passions graciously
Peg is arousing and beautiful as pure gold
A lover or friend Peg’s marvelously warm
Her perceptions are worthy and bubbly
And just like some, sensitivity storms
With lasting impulse and full of energy

With lasting impulses and full of energy
Romantic passions flame on this new road
Ken leads Peg to her fondest tender spree
Pegs’ sensitivity guilds with Kens’ hold
Their friendship thus has transformed
Waves soothing their hearts run freely
A gentleman and a lady now conform
With lasting impulse and full of energy

Their love brings them a magnificent swarm
Combining their sexual waves misting highly
Lovers virtues released in a loving form
With lasting impulse and full of energy.



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Seeds

Stilled within thy soul, seeds to spread
Beige and brown to incite thy mind
Rare arrays light your flower bed
Oh! I shall have thee, you will find!

Thy growth in time, thine shall see all
Stilled within thy soul, seeds to spread
Often all seeds shall cover every wall
No longer be hateful nor lead

Cleansing soul placing hues of red,
Blue, green, pink, Orange and soft yellow
Stilled within thy soul, seeds to spread
And see love colors turn mellow

Thy love ripened from cropped fruits fed
to the loveliest one around
You’ll lift love powers to astound
Stilled within thy soul, seeds to spread



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Ryter Roethicle

Dignity (With Supplemento)

So much to do so much to share
True loves helps in time of pain
With each love a life of care
Helping each other to sustain
Love as much as you would deign
We lie on the bed together
Our love our life forged a chain
No one will separate us ever.

No longer knowing I am there
Constantly hearing "what’s your name?"
These last months have seen so much wear
We have loved and will again.
Your mind died before the frame
At least in death we’ll be together
Our love will not have been in vain
No one will separate us ever.

Stroke my face in mindless care
A reflex from a half dead brain
I wish, but there is nothing there
No conversation, just refrain.
No tears left and no shirt to stain
I know now love is forever
What we have lost we will regain
No one will separate us ever.

Life in your eyes begins to wain
Our ties with life we now sever.
Sleep my love dream of Cockaigne
No one will separate us ever.

Pills we took soon closed your eyes
Our breathing slows, no more sighs
Feel what I’ve done is for the best
And you fall asleep against my chest

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Jealous for a while

The morning wind blows across your face
It’s Nature’s kiss and one I long to copy
I love the thought of my lips travelling,
Feeling the soft redness surrender to mine.

I envy and am jealous of that blessed wind
The morning wind blows across your face.
Should I be jealous that the wind is blessed
Or be proud knowing that you are mine?

It is neither as nature is our mother,
She is as such allowed to caress her child.
The morning wind blows across your face
And you feel the love she bestows on you.

Your eyes light, knowing you’re loved so well
Your smile lights up the already happy day.
I bless the wind and nature for her gifts, as
The morning wind blows across your face.



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Journey on a Different Path

Enjoy the mystery that the moon inspires,
And walk down paths you have never trod
Perhaps this will lead you to a path
Where experience will not help you

Then you must take your heart in your hand
Enjoy the mystery that the moon inspires,
And surrender it and risk breaking it
Too the complete stranger you see before you.

Who is your guide along this strange path?
Experience says, "Ignore this stranger".
Enjoy the mystery that the moon inspires,
Don’t take the familiar path and walk alone.

That guide could be your soul partner,
And even if you break your heart again
You have walked a different path.
Enjoy the mystery that the moon inspires.



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Part Moon

Only part a moon rises in the sky
Still it lightens the Jacaranda leaves
The darkness is no longer an ally
In removing the thoughts my mind perceives
I know the truth is what my heart believes
That chill half-hearted light now brings remorse
And welcomes now the more delightful eves
Into a soul more wanting to stay its course.

New moon tonight has ridden up on high
It's brightened rays send forth silver sheaves
And make the shadowy side ignore the lie
Until dawn turns blue, finally darkness leaves
To disappear until night again achieves
And creates a memory of this growing force
Created by two lovers who conceive
Into a soul more wanting to stay its course.

But now old moon that is drawn so fine
Your sleepless face can barely bless the wreaths
On the ground with one grey kiss as you die
Put sharpened blades of light into their sheaths
In a night of darkness sanity grieves
But a love once held strong needs no recourse
Knowing now that darkness helps lovers weave
Into a soul more wanting to stay its course.

Unseen in darkness your lover receives
Your words a gentle murmur to endorse
Knowing that eternity is all and recedes
Into a soul that thought to stay its course.



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Somewhere In Time III

When there is nothing above us but stars
Below us is the path we choose to walk
Let me walk with you and it will be ours
Do not rush your thoughts, let us just talk.
If perhaps in time we should choose to kiss
And linger in some spot for untold hours
For what is love but time spent just in bliss
When there is nothing above us but stars

When there is nothing above us but stars
Then heaven is open for us to touch
What are clouds but blankets, never bars
So that each time we reach out to clutch
They will have warmed each of our dreams
We will watch as the icy mist disappears
In the freshness of morn plan our schemes
When there is nothing above us but stars

When there is nothing above us but stars
The moon lights up our path along our way
Must we treat the shadows like our fears
That in time might just betray?
Consider them once part of something whole
Now ethereal gifts from light years afar
Time has blessed us and took away control
When there is nothing above us but stars.

Time can’t be controlled in spite of power
The path we take is carved by life’s scars
Ignore them love, let’s find a fragrant bower
When there is nothing above us but stars.



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Touch me there - Canzone Ballade

Touch me there softly
Let your eyes be my guide
Come closer to me slowly
Even nearer to my side.
The moon smiles as we do so
See her smile and eyes open wide
As you touch me there softly
And my eyes are your guide.

Touch me there softly
Let your eyes be my guide
As I hold you so closely
Your heart opens wide.
Love has joined us so easily
And our souls together abide
As you touch me there softly
And my eyes are your guide.

Touch me there softly
As my will slowly subsides
Our lips kiss so tenderly
Then later passions applied
It all becomes so Heavenly
Now that love’s been applied
As you touch me there softly
And my eyes are your guide.

For a while we’re heaven
Where as lovers we’ll abide
As you touch me there softly
And my eyes are your guide.



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Vouchsafe Thy Dreams

Dare I dream and thus dream of thee,
Lesser loves died happily for nought
When a fool knows to wake is not to see?
Lending power and strength to thought,
Shall I ever close my eyes and peek
How bought so cheap is mortality,
For that precious love I blindly seek?
Dare I dream and thus dream of thee?

Dare I dream and thus dream of thee,
And yet I am sick from want and desire?
Within beats my breast tormented by thee
As passions are summoned by the hour.
Know well within your heart this fire.
Dare you share for a while my mortality?
Such apparent calm yet inside mad desire
Dare I dream and thus dream of thee?

Dare I dream and thus dream of thee,
Meaning a sleepless night, and alone.
Dreams are oftimes would be reality,
In the fields of dreams wishes are sown.
Beguiling thoughts are created this way
I wonder if it’s only in sleep we truly see.
And in seeing truth what would I say,
Dare I dream and thus dream of thee?

In procrastination I feel that I am safe
Yet I fight my soul it does not agree.
I know in time my mind will vouchsafe
Dare I dream and thus dream of thee?

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X Morning

Are you a long past memory of my life,
Portraying life as what used to be,
Or a fantasy of what I want to see
And very much different from reality?

Each morning do we really waken
Are you a long past memory of my life?
If you are, is it reality, the truth,
Or, do we sleep and dream our lives?

Are some pleasant moments denied
Portraying life as what used to be?
Are you a long past memory of my life
Or a fantasy of what I want to see?

Each morning do I wake to life
Seeing you there as in my dreams?
Ready once again to share our days
Are you a long past memory of my life?

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Nia Wynne

Seasons of Rebirth

For a season of rebirthing
The earthling commandeers all climes
Harvests out of time without care
Claiming science knows all that 's best.

Yet for the rest of these natives
For a season of rebirthing
There is still pristine forests green
An Eden dream untouched by men.

When it comes to love there's no time
Only seasons of bundling
For this season of rebirthing
Bonding two souls, making one.

So let the lovers go and dream
Of Eden greens consecration
Forever to be fully whole
For a season of rebirthing.

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