2012 Poetry Form Challenge

#09 Rondel Prime

The Rondel Prime is a very beautiful but neglected French poetry form having lost its popularity to others in the passage of fashions. It is a 14 line poem which forms around two rhymes. The refrain, in the Rondel is set up using the first two lines of the first stanza.

The rhyme pattern is very simple being .A. B. a. b. a. b. A. B for the octave (Octave 1) and a sestet for the final stanza that mirrors the first two stanzas, with the last line repeating the first two lines of the first stanza a. b. a. b.. A. B (Sestet x)

Similar to the Italian sonnet there can be a variation in the octave (Sicilian to Italian) .A. B. a.b..b. a. A. B. for the octave (Octave 2) and the sestet a. b..b. a..A. B. also.(sestet y)

Like the Italian Sonnet it is possible to mix Octaves and sestets. The meter is open but like most French poetry, it is usually eight syllables and this is one of the forms that in its purest state does not repeat any of the rhyme words. Here is an example using the first type (octave 1 sestet x)
In Spite of Time

In spite of time, caused by fate
Spending forever together for eternity.
In spite of distance, you are my mate
In love with you is all I need to see,
Meeting before it became too late
I dream of a future when we are free.
In spite of distance, you are my mate
Spending forever together for eternity.
Loving, sleeping sharing life's rich plate
You and I are together as we should be.
Dream time together our senses sate
In the halls of waiting you and me
In spite of distance, you are my mate
Spending forever together for eternity.

Ryter Roethicle

And the alternative (octave 2 sestet y)
I know

I know that I have met my love
Somewhere in the mists of time
And that ever in the stars above
We meet and share and you are mine
When fates decree to be sublime
We have a life others dream of
I know that I have met my love
Somewhere in the mists of time
United only by mans stars above
Separated by a different clime
A union that will be soo fine
And secure in the knowledge of
I know that I have met my love
Somewhere in the mists of time

Ryter Roethicle



Rondel Prime Challenge Replies

Maryse Achong

A Dogs Life
Questions
Recognition
Thailand en Rose

Kathy Anderson

Changelings
Mistress of Wyrms
Searching
Somewhere In Time

Terry Clitheroe

Australian Autumn
Blackness
Clay of Life
Dare I
Darkness
Days Go Too Fast
Darkness
Forgotten Roads
I Can See
Profile of Destiny
Sonnet To A Sparrow
Sunlight Dancer

My Senses (Rondel Prime Series)
Your Presence
Your Scent
Your Sight
Your Voice
Your Taste
Your Touch
Your Soul

Divena Collins

Awakening to Love
Blinded by Love
Breathless
Dreamer of Dreams
Forever to Love
Hushabye Lullaby
Moon Shadow
Only Time
Serenity of Love
Time Shall Tell
Truth Rediscovered
Wind in the Willows

Lorainne Dafney

Fairies In My Garden

Jem Farmer

Another Place
Beach Walks
Devon Lass
Farewell to NaPoMo
For Lissi and Sky
Love Echoes

Lori Martin

Goodbye
Song of the Lori Jaye

Leny Roovers

Awareness
Choices I
Choices II
Choices III
Fear
In Times Unknown
Listening
Soul's Song
Thankfull
Tides
Veils
Winter
You
You Are

Divena & Terry

Somewhere In Time

Somewhere In Time



Maryse Achong

A Dog's Life

Poor dog she got a rotten deal
But then she did not have a say;
Wed to a man, it seems unreal,
Better to have remained a stray.
What kind of freak would even feel
That to marry a dog's okay.
Poor dog she got a rotten deal,
But then she did not have a say.
He hoped these rites would help to heal
Him of his sickness, dream away!
Whilst he enjoyed a sumptuous meal
A bun made up his 'bride's' buffet
Poor dog she got a rotten deal
But then she did not have a say.

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Questions

Who's to know what the morrow'll bring
Who can foresee what lies in store?
Maybe we will hear our heart sing
Like it has never sung before.
Perhaps it will do no such thing
And we will find ourselves heart sore.
Who's to know what the morrow'll bring
Who can foresee what lies in store.
Perhaps we'll see a light shining
From underneath a once closed door,
Are we to take the chance and fling
It open, or choose to ignore.
Who's to know what the morrow'll bring
Who can foresee what lies in store.

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Recognition

If I just look around I see
Why I should offer thanks each day.
The mere fact that He lets me ‘be’
Is reason enough I would say.
But other gifts given freely
I accept in a casual way.
If I just look around I see
Why I should offer thanks each day.
The mountains in their majesty
Show off their hues, a grand display
Whilst great trees bow their heads humbly
As gentle breezes make them sway.
If I just look around I see
Why I should offer thanks each day.

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Thailand en Rose

Thailand's gone pink, that's what I read,
And yellow is on the way out,
Because of their king, so it's said,
Once ill but now up and about.
The good news like wildfire spread,
The King wore pink there was no doubt.
Thailand's gone pink, that's what I read
And yellow is on the way out.
Now that they're wearing pink instead
Of yellow, soon there’ll be a drought
Of anything pink, what a dread-
Ful thought, enough to make one pout.
Thailand's gone pink, that’s what I read,
And yellow is on the way out.

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Kathy Anderson

Changlings

The lovely words blew them away
Took away their sanities lock
The the beast within had its day
On the shores where love makes its dock.
By the bay they had their sweet way
For hearts undone rare find a block.
The lovely words blew them away
Took away their sanities lock,
Sure the Crane came into the fray
His song loud, wings wide, by the flock
Of seagulls parting before clay
People intent on loves first shock,
The lovely words blew them away
Took away their sanities lock.



Circe - Boris Vallego

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Mistress of Wyrms

Mistress of wyrms and earthy things
Those things that sneak and slither round
Between rocks or swim in springs
Underground dwellers sightless found
More seen than heard without two wings,
Others with teeth seek to enround,
Mistress of wyrms and earthy things
Those things that sneak and slither round
Come round to her at the calling
For her voice alone is the sound
Of their queen mother who's singing
Marks their living breathing hearts pound,
Mistress of wyrms and earthy things
Those things that sneak and slither round.



Mistress of Wyrms - Boris Vallego

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Searching

Song sparrow at the dawn of day
Searches for it's mate day to night
Waking me from slumbers to say
It's time to fly awake with light
A lighter heart and peaceful ways
The way is better than alright,
Song sparrow at the dawn of day
Searches for it's mate day to night
No night to hold it come what may
It may take longer than one flight
So rest needed and it must lay
Down 'pon feathered nest, gather might,
Song sparrow at the dawn of day
Searching for it's mate day to night.



Mistress of Wyrms - Boris Vallego

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Somewhere In Time

Somewhere in time two lovers wept
Their hearts could not forget times fog
As this was the forbidden mist
A place they could reclaim loves fugue
For a few precious hours kissed
In arms altered the course of Spring
Somewhere in time two lovers wept
Their hearts could not forget times fog
Such was as destiny laid waste
To forbid unheard of in song
For this song is forever's date
A date I've wished for so long
Somewhere in time two lovers wept
Their hearts could not forget times fog.



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Terry Clitheroe

Australian Autumn

Liken to the mid autumns gaudy scenes
For a while we see the splendours of farewell
Greens, to red, yellow, or brown has-beens
And the scents we learned and loved so well.
Till naught is left at all save an empty shell
Different again from our earlier dreams
Liken to the mid autumns gaudy scenes
For a while we see the splendour of farewell.
The longer, colder nights show darker screens
And most have retreated to a warmer shell
Scents of spring and summer've gone as well
Most creatures now live within their means
Liken to the mid autumns gaudy scenes
For a while we saw the splendours of farewell.



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Blackness

The black trees in my minds corner
Grow rancid with the fruit of death
Corruption and the smell of sulphur
Decaying stench forms on my breath.
I feel the worms tear and butcher
My flesh again, the earth restoreth
The black trees in my minds corner
Grow rancid with the fruit of death
The soil slowly takes me to her
Finally earth becomes one with flesh
Time erases my sepulchre
My soul rests again in Asgoreth
The black trees in my minds corner
Grow rancid with the fruit of death



Artwork - Boris Vallego

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Clay of Life

Like you and you each life is clay
Let your hands mould this clay of life
We have casually flung on the wheel.
Dig your fingers in as it spins
Shape it, press in, feel the firm shape
Watch it, form it and we will see
Like you and you each life is clay
Let your hands mould this clay of life
Fire the kiln and the clay will dry.
What shape have you made, what life?
Fit to paint and glaze, is it cup or jug
To enjoy life's wine, or an ashtray?
Like you and you each life is clay
Let your hands mould this clay of life



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Dare I

Dare I touch you still my lover
Are you cold that you shiver so?
Grip me tight and bid me slow
As my lips shall your body cover.
Forgotten eyes I now discover
That with passion they would glow
Dare I touch you still my lover
Are you cold that you shiver so?
Patience, waiting, you recover
Relearned what I thought I know
And relaxing in loves afterglow
What pleasures shall we discover?
Dare I touch you still my lover
Are you cold that you shiver so?


Art by Maxwell Parrish

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Darkness

The darkness will all encompass
Midnight will be ever my friend
And bring with it all the evil class
Seeking you, your life to end.
See dark clouds over the moon pass
Furtive moving at the roads bend
The darkness will all encompass
Midnight will be ever my friend
Hear the howls from the hungry mass
Desiring blood message they send
See your bloodstains on the grass
Quivering in death, bowels spend
The darkness will all encompass
Midnight will be ever my friend



The Collector - Boris Vallego

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Days Go Too Fast

Days go too fast when I'm with you
And drag like hell, now we're apart.
The days are too short the weeks too few
Hour's pass with one beat of the heart.
Know, life's colours have a glowing hue
That is until that time we are separate
Days go too fast when I'm with you
And drag like hell, now we're apart.
It's so dark now that you're out of view
It seems like winter is about to start
But I still can't regret old Cupids dart
And make it all end, a final adieu
Days go too fast when I'm with you
And drag like hell, now we're apart.



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Forgotten Roads

The road curves right and up, always up
It's my choice to go this way and alway will
Early on I chose the cup from which I'll sup
To chose the hard ascent each time on a Hill
Having the pain whilst fresh on the way up
Means that it's a far, far less bitter pill
The road curves right and up, always up
It's my choice to go this way and alway will
On reaching the top its time to have a sup
I stuff paper down my front, prevents a chill
My gears go up I'm ready for the downhill
And down I plunge, my tactics won the cup.
The road curves right and up, always up
It's my choice to go this way and alway will.



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I Can See

I can see right through you
Your love is only paper thin.
All you do is make me blue
Wondering where you’ve been.
You smell of him a smell of sin
Is our love at long last through
I can see right through you
Your love is only paper thin.
You promised ever to be true
You promised that you’d begin
To try your best to see us through
It didn’t work, to my chagrin
I can see right through you
Your love is only paper thin.

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Profile of Destiny

What is this thing we call a soul
I cannot see, nor can I feel
Yet without it I am not whole
And you tell me that it so real.
I sit here and watch my life unroll
Silent waiting for fate to deal
What is this thing we call a soul
I cannot see, nor can I feel
It seems inevitable after all
As Destiny winds in her reel
With heat and wax she makes a seal
As cupid fires, once again I fall
What is this thing we call a soul
I cannot see, nor can I feel


Fantasy Profile - Boris Vallega

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Sonnet to a Sparrow

How quiet your chirping now my little friend
Autumn daylight keeps you longer anest
Now you have no company, no love to send
Were you an Eagle she'd be by your breast
'Stead come spring you must court like the rest
What a pity I say that finality happened.
How quiet your chirping now my little friend
Autumn daylight keeps you longer anest
You both were very well fed, why did it end
In two months you will again build a nest
Each time you build, you do your best
What a pity you have to build 'stead of mend
How quiet your chirping now my little friend
Autumn daylight keeps you longer anest



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Sunlight Dancer

Sunlight danced over your hair,
Then starlight flashed in your eyes.
I knew the future we might share
Would each night be written in the skies.
Your simple smile is heavens fare,
Are you an angel in disguise?
Sunlight danced over your hair,
Then starlight flashed in your eyes.
There is a future we can share,
Where hope and promise never dies,
Rewards for winning the first prize,
In some sort of heavenly fair.
Sunlight danced over your hair,
Then starlight flashed in your eyes.



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My Senses. A Rondel Prime Series

Your Presence

I feel your presence all the time
I feel your soul and mine touching
Our lives, our souls now intertwine
My feelings of you are everything
My body, my soul my every feeling
And so to you I dedicate each rhyme
I feel your presence all the time
I feel your soul and mine touching
Through lives together spirits climb
Close to nirvana our lives we bring
When we will possess everything
Until the moment that is sublime
I feel your presence all the time
I feel your soul and mine touching


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Your Scent

The scent of you is that of oil
The fragrance of a thousand years
A million flowers enriched soil
With love produced a thousand tears.
And from their tender loving toil
The nectar of these floral seers
The scent of you is that of oil
The fragrance of a thousand years
Mere perfume where the juices boil
Or ambergris torn out with spears
Cannot surpass, their substance spoil
What nature gave you so sincere
The scent of you is that of oil
The fragrance of a thousand years



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Your Sight

Your sight is bless'd like golden morn
Surrounding like a halo on waking
A piece of heaven has been torn
To light the day, for your making.
A smile that fades the waking dawn
Your look lights the day that's breaking
Your sight is bless'd with golden morn
Surrounding like a halo on waking.
And so each day my life is born
The sight of you so breathtaking
And more each day to you I'm drawn
In love with you and your lovemaking
Your sight is bless'd with golden morn
Surrounding like a halo on waking


Tatiana and Oberon - Josephine Wall

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Your Voice

Your voice is the sound of rain
On a warm summers afternoon
Softly falling in loves domain
Pleasing my ears with its tune.
Make no mistake I do not feign
Nor been touched by the moon
Your voice is the sound of rain
On a warm summers afternoon
The sweetest sound I'll hear again
Nor tire of hearing, I beg this boon
Grant me sound of your refrain
A thousand years will be too soon.
Your voice is the sound of rain
On a warm summers afternoon


Reveries - Maxwell Parish

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Your Taste

Your taste is that of finest wine
By the Gods the grapes provided.
One sip from of thy heavenly juice
Thy love has made to fill the cup
No drunken sot, yet I cannot sate
My thirsting of your heady brew
Your taste is that of finest wine
By the Gods the grapes provided.
Fruit picked whilst fresh with dew
Then crushed in loving frolic
Till juice and love are mixed as one
Then aged in would love to taste
Your taste is that of finest wine
By the Gods the grapes provided.


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Your Touch

Your touch is of the hottest flame
That makes me burn with desire
So familiar, yet I feel no shame
Many others know of my fire.
Your touch so casual, like a game
Yet feeds the fuel of lasting fire
Your touch is of the hottest flame
That makes me burn with desire
Cupid shot with an unerring aim
There's no need, your touch inspires
No simple arrow can lay claim
Thus twice I love, twice I'm afire
Your touch is of the hottest flame
That makes me burn with desire


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Your Soul

I see your reflection in the mirror
What do I see, what do you permit?
Are you Juliet and I your Romeo
Seeing the love that your soul emits?
Am I the lover you wish be nearer
Is it love for me you wish to admit?
I see your reflection in the mirror
What do I see, what do you permit?
In your eyes I see love much clearer
Your soul and mine become a unit.
No Mona Lisa looking so enigmatic
'Stead, a love partner, a soul sharer.
I see your reflection in the mirror
What do I see, what do you permit?


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Divena Collins

Awakening To Love

We shall awaken 'midst the unknown
Where images of paradise contrast
The seeds of love had been thrown
And happy moments had been cast
For a greater love never was shown
That sweet harmony shall ever last
We shall awaken 'midst the unknown
Where images of paradise contrast
We still feel a presence when alone
Although our time shall travel so fast
Before long we shall both be gone
Where loves spirits forever outlast
We shall awaken 'midst the unknown
Where images of paradise contrast.



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Blinded by Love

I am but a shadow that hides away
Let not the light shine on my face
I have nothing in this world to say
If you search you will find no trace
For I have nothing left to portray
Sent to this earth from outer space
I am but a shadow that hides away
Let not the light shine on my face
Eternally this is where I shall stay
Though I may feel so out of place
If I see light I shall rot and decay
For I am not of the humanic race
I am but a shadow that hides away
Let not the light shine on my face.



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Breathless

Such ecstasy to feel the wind in my hair
Embracing deeply within my very soul
Like the breath of a lover lingering there
Such is this feeling so hard to console
Within passions that are meant to share
Yet I on my own cannot reach that goal
Such ecstasy to feel the wind in my hair
Embracing deeply within my very soul
It is only nature for that I am aware
Renders me so breathless to be whole
Caught up within mother natures snare
Complete and utterly losing my control
Such ecstasy to feel the wind in my hair
Embracing deeply within my very soul.



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Forever to Love

Within my memory I hold you dear
Your face your smile, I forget not
I recall the time you held me near
That pleasure I have ne-er forgot
When I sleep I dream you are here
Within my memory I hold you dear
Your face your smile, I forget not
When we are apart I shed a tear
For I know I shall miss you a lot
I listen for words but do not hear
You are eternally in my thoughts
Within my memory I hold you dear
Your face your smile, I forget not.



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Hushabye Lullaaby

Come hush my little one dont you cry
Snuggle up in dreamland off to sleep
I will sing you softly a sweet lullaby
Close within warmth I shall you keep
Within fairy tale dreams of hushabye
That speaks in rhyme of little bo peep
Come hush my little one dont you cry
Snuggle up in dreamland off to sleep
Twinkling little stars shine in the sky
But little bo peep has lost her sheep
They have no wings they cannot fly
Cow jumped over the moon in a leap
Come hush my little one dont you cry
Snuggle up in dreamland off to sleep.



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Moon Shadow

I am but a shadow that hides away
Let not the light shine on my face
I have nothing in this world to say
If you search you will find no trace
For I have nothing left to portray
Sent to this earth from outer space
I am but a shadow that hides away
Let not the light shine on my face
Eternally this is where I shall stay
Though I may feel so out of place
If I see light I shall rot and decay
For I am not of the humanic race
I am but a shadow that hides away
Let not the light shine on my face.



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Only Time

Time is not all what it may seem
When there is lots to be undone
No time at all to sit and dream
Nor bathe beneath a summer sun
For duty forever reigns supreme
Which applies to almost everyone
Time is not all what it may seem
When there is lots to be undone
Love is not always down stream
When you are hardly the only one
There is no such plan or scheme
For it comes to you having fun
Time is not all what it may seem
When there is lots to be undone.



'Solitude' - Maxfield Parish

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Serenity of Love

I lay my head upon meadows green
By the banks where rivers run free
On cushions of moss I slept serene
Dreaming only of my love for thee
Once in my dreams I had foreseen
There was love in this haven for me
I lay my head upon meadows green
By the banks where rivers runs free
Such passion this true love had been
'Twas within my eyes for all to see
For love had shone both in between
Dreams of passion and sensuality
I lay my head upon meadows green
By the banks where rivers run free.


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Time Shall Tell

Only time shall tell what expectations
That we shall find in the far future
As it has been in the past generations
In human form or that of a creature
That may have once been our relations
May soon be written within scripture
Only time shall tell what expectations
That we shall find in the far future
In past tense the book of revelations
Scribed forth an interesting feature
That of the apocalypse contributions
Predicting the four horsemens culture
Only time shall tell what expectations
That we shall find in the far future.


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Truth Rediscovered

She haunts the woodlands alone clad in red
With a basket of evils within her arm
Are you red riding hood Mr blackbird said
Or is it here you seek to cast your charm
Upon a sickly old lady that lays in her bed
Are you the creature that wishes her harm
Who haunts the woodlands alone clad in red
With a basket of evils within your arm
'Neath your attire you are a wolf instead
Causing commotion at the chicken farm
When you had failed to announce them dead
You are discovered and no longer alarm
Who haunts the woodlands alone clad in red
With a basket of evils within your arm.


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Wind in the Willows

Oh ancient willow what tales doth thy tell
When the wind blows throughout thy leaves
Of faeries that wish by an old wishing well
Elvin that shall sing and dance as they weave
Of trinkets and charms with a magical spell
All sorts of wonders rolled up their sleeve
Oh Ancient Willow what tales doth thy tell
When the winds blows throughout thy leaves
Neath hanging bowers where driads do dwell
Adorned within green moss covered sheaves
They shall whisper secrets then bid farewell
For words they whisper no one shall believe
Oh ancient Willow what tales doth thy tell
When the winds blow throughout thy leaves.



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Lorainne Dafney

Fairies In My Garden

In my garden with thoughts alone
drifting between perfumed flowers
a sense of security, home
no clocks chime the passing hour
my thoughts are free like winds that roam
in valleys and mountains towers
in my garden with thoughts alone
drifting between perfumed flowers
Where seeds are planted and then grown
sprouting quickly from spring showers
their dainty petals seem to clone
from garden fairies sweet powers
in my garden with thoughts alone
drifting between perfumed flowers

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Jem Farmer

Another Place

The first embrace is with the eye,
That sings the soul of love's sweet song.
A simple kiss, the choral sigh,
No shortened notes that last too long,
As gentle touches softly cry,
To wrap the heart in love's sarong
The first embrace is with the eye,
That sings the soul of love's sweet song.
Two hands entwine, no question why,
This gentle thing that walks among
A crazy world that flies on by,
As in this love two hearts belong,
The first embrace is with the eye,
That sings the soul of love's sweet song.


Universal Love - Sundeepr

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Beach Walks

A child I was and nothing more,
When first I gazed upon the sea,
I wandered here along the shore,
A-dreaming all the things to be,
When life was still a mystery,
Each day something new to explore.
A child I was and nothing more,
When first I gazed upon the sea,
But now with you I share my shore,
In realms of love, of you to me,
And so I know my destiny,
Like all the days I knew before.
A child I was and nothing more,
When first I gazed upon the sea.


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A Devon Lass

A Devon lass was Mary Read,
Raised as a lad the pirate queen,
All for her mother’s wish to succeed,
To the world a boy was she seen,
Elizabethan trews were her screen,
So male in dress, in thought and deed.
A Devon lass was Mary Read,
Raised as a lad the pirate queen,
Avast, she swapped the widow’s weed,
The pirate’s code became her scene,
The woman’s world that might have been,
A place she felt she didn’t need.
A Devon lass was Mary Read,
Raised as a lad the pirate queen.


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Farewell to NaPoMo

The time has come to say goodbye
I'm sure we'll meet again next year,
On All Fools I sat, wondered why,
Could I compete with doubt and fear,
A write a day or something near,
Enough to make this poet cry
The time has come to say goodbye
I'm sure we'll meet again next year,
Today it's done, and I must sigh,
NaPoMo's fun and full of cheer,
I've earned this long awaited beer,
I wrote each day and that’s no lie
The time has come to say goodbye
I'm sure we'll meet again next year.

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For Lissi and Sky

Come join us as we celebrate,
Within the circle that never ends.
We hear the trees reverberate,
Come join us as we celebrate,
Our simple vows, so intimate,
Our love blessed by our gods and friends.
Come join us as we celebrate,
Within the circle that never ends.
Let's dance and sing until it's late.
Come join us as we celebrate,
We toast with wine, our future's great
Come join us as we celebrate,
Within the circle that never ends.



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Love Echoes

As embers fade to night upon the grate,
Your gentleness lifts your hand to my face,
Our senses yearn although the hour is late,
And the cold night air cannot know this place.
The softest kiss begins our love's dictate,
Every touch echoes feminine grace,
As embers fade to night upon the grate,
Your gentleness lifts your hand to my face.
The rest of life must now just simply wait,
For now is ours, in our own time and space,
The time our hearts can freely integrate,
No need to run and no more need to chase
As embers fade to night upon the grate,
Your gentleness lifts your hand to my face.



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Lori Martin

Goodbye

It appears again I must say goodbye,
letting love fly through mist of pain,
releasing my hold with heavy sigh,
vowing, never shall I trust again.
Tears overwhelm will not to cry,
shattered heart leaves bloody stain;
it appears again I must say goodbye,
letting love fly through mist of pain.
If life were only pure black white
(instead of all this murky grey)
and lovers would mean what they say.
Understanding not the how or why,
it appears again I must say goodbye,
vowing, never shall I trust again.

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Song of the Lori Jaye

the silence burdened with her plaintive song
melancholy cry of the Lori Jaye
to fly beyond this cage, her clipped wings long
despite Fate's decree that here she must stay
green gold eyes weep while heart yearns to be gone
as each morn she watches dawn of new day
the silence burdened with her plaintive song
melancholy cry of the Lori Jaye
wills her mind to accept, tries to be strong
unable to fly, her strength slips away
rainbow-hued aura slowly fades to gray
a comfortable life but its essence wrong
the silence burdened with her plaintive song

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Leny Roovers

Awareness

As breath is born within my core,
awareness flows along my spine.
While ribs expand and air is stored,
I feel each vertebra align-
in lotus pose upon the floor,
I’m resting in my inner shrine.
As breath is born within my core,
awareness flows along my spine.
My chest expands to open doors
between my body and my mind-
my soul protects a precious ore
from which Your radiance now shines.
As breath is born within my core,
awareness flows along my spine.

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Choices I

I’m softly stroked by your warm voice,
stirring my body deep inside;
memories pleasantly rejoice
as I’m carried on words’ soft tide.
Sometimes life offers us a choice-
dare we make it, follow new guides?
I’m softly stroked by your warm voice,
stirring my body, deep inside.
We must choose freely, never foist,
and reaching hands should be untied,
as only then eyes can grow moist
in mirrored glances filled with pride.
I’m softly stroked by your warm voice,
stirring my body, deep inside.


Boulet


Choices II

Each moment of our life we choose
between reality and dreams.
I know that there are different views,
and neither might be what it seems.
As many-layered truths confuse,
we often see but the extremes.
Each moment of our life we choose
between reality and dreams.
Our daily life might bring the blues-
we wish for more exciting schemes;
yet sometimes, with a lucky fuse,
present and longing flow in streams.
Each moment of our life we choose
between reality and dreams.


Boulet


Choices III

I used to live in clouds of pink,
not in the moment of today.
Like grains of sand, but out of sync,
my life spilled speedily away.
One morning I woke up and blinked-
Had I forgotten how to play?
I used to live in clouds of pink,
not in the moment of today.
From that day on I am and think.
Awareness holds all clouds at bay-
connected with a conscious link,
I fall in step with life’s sweet sway.
I used to live in clouds of pink,
not in the moment of today.


Boulet


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Fear

I feel this person in my head
He's trying to take over me
And makes me stop to live instead
So now my life's no longer free
The thoughts he thinks are really bad
I feel him watching me with glee
I feel this person in my head
He's trying to take over me
Some days I'm longing to be dead
Then I won't have to pay the fee
Which will be mine when I'll be lead
To that I just don't wish to be
I feel this person in my head
He's trying to take over me!!!

II

Ever so slowly I can feel
My mind being taken over
The world is becoming unreal
As I day by day discover!
No matter how I may appeal
Or may try to find a cover
Ever so slowly I can feel
My mind being taken over
I cannot escape this ordeal
My spirit has to uncover
Need a hiding place to deal
With this dread that seems to hover
Ever so slowly I can feel
My mind being taken over

III

I feel I'm being drawn apart
And bits and pieces of my ME
Are slowly breaking from my heart
Will there be any left to be?
I feel I have to be on guard
For all these parts of me I see
I feel I'm being drawn apart
And bits and pieces of my ME
Are growing like a vicious wart
They listen to the name of WE
Where is the I, I used to be?
I'm searching; don't know where to start
For bits and pieces of my ME
I feel I'm being drawn apart!!!!!!!

IV

I feel I have to find a way
To reunite these many I's
It's too confusing every day
To listen to their many lies
I need to find a way to stay
Just one, at least in my own eyes
I feel I have to find a way
To reunite these many I's
If I can switch most off I may
Be able to live without cries
Find strength to live just through today
I don't want yet to say goodbyes
I feel I have to find a way
To reunite these many I's

V or the end of it

I think I found a way at last
To stop those voices in my mind
To get rid of fears from the past
Or jolly well pay back in kind
Today I found in my mind vast
A way to freedom from this bind
I hope I found a way at last
To stop those voices in my mind
Go back to sanity real fast
A message read in eyes not blind
I look into those eyes and find
For me the die has not been cast
I know I found the way at last
To stop those voices in my mind!

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In Times Unknown

In times unknown we must have met
How could we else have met this time
To our destiny we were led
To find at last a love sublime
It is not easy as of yet
To tell of this is not a crime
It took awhile before we met
We had to wait a long, long time
But after everything's been said
I really couldn't give a dime
I'll send you in this little rhyme
All of my love and heart instead
In times unknown we must have met
How else could we have met this time?

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Listening

Within the silence of my soul
I bow and listen to my heart;
my mind is aiming for control,
it still reflects each daring dart.
Old armour bled from many holes-
they’re mapped since on a rusty chart.
Within the silence of my soul
I try to listen to my heart.
Your loving voice could make me whole,
I trust there can be a new start,
so one day we might talk and stroll
and can look back on times apart.
Within the silence of my soul,
I try to listen to my heart.

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Soul's Song

As voice gives birth to thought in sound
that echoes from the inner world,
its circling overtones are crowned
when flow of breath brings song unfurled.
Your music's touch is deep, profound-
within my heart vibrations swirl
as voice gives birth to thought in sound
that echoes from the inner world.
While crystal clarity abounds,
deep in my spine a snake lies curled.
Resounding notes are spinning, twirl-
entice her slowly from her mound;
as voice gives birth to thought in sound
that echoes from the inner world.


Boulet


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Thankful

There’s much that I am thankful for,
my heart is flooding with Your gifts.
Blue winter skies that I adore
and autumn trees, when colours shift;
The drive to work is not a chore,
when dawn breaks red as grey veils lift.
There’s much that I am thankful for,
my heart is flooding with Your gifts.
Life’s sweetness and its pain explore
the way I cope with lessons’ cliffs.
Your warm embrace touches my core-
I learn to bend with harsher drifts.
There’s much that I am thankful for,
my heart is flooding with Your gifts.

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Tides

As waves of song wash on mind's shore,
life's flotsam slowly is transformed;
it's taken back into sea's core-
left wreckage swept by last night's storm.
My soul is cleansed, so it can soar
above the planes where angels swarm.
As waves of sound wash on mind's shore,
life's flotsam slowly is transformed.
This purity of sound explores
all hidden corners and it warms
as frozen hearts fall in rapport.
Eternal rituals perform
as waves of sound wash on mind's shore-
life's flotsam slowly is transformed.

Veils

Within the realm of still veiled spheres,
all deities converse with ease-
no enmity amidst the peers
as gentle talk flows like a breeze.
Respect can end the reign of fears
and growing insight will appease-
within the realm of still veiled spheres,
all deities converse with ease.
If we could tune our inner ears
to listen deep within soul’s seas,
I feel all mental clouds would clear
and love could heal the world’s disease.
Within the realm of still veiled spheres,
all deities converse with ease.

Winter

As winter grabs with icy hands,
I long for your warm touch on me.
I dream of summer, golden sands
and weightless floating in blue seas.
At work I have to meet demands-
my time and thoughts at people’s plea.
As winter grabs with icy hands,
I long for your warm touch on me.
Our thoughts have built a bridge that spans
blue oceans, mountains, forest-trees.
One day that bridge might firmly stand,
connecting hearts in pleasure’s tease.
As winter grabs with icy hands,
I long for your warm touch on me.

You

There is so much now that we share,
the steps we chose have been worthwhile.
Your voice is telling me you care
as our talks grow versatile;
I feel your touch and am aware
my lips curve in a newborn smile.
There is so much now that we share,
The steps we chose have been worthwhile.
As deep inside me sounds a prayer,
I am enfolded and beguiled.
Your presence in my mind prepares
my heart to end its lonely trial.
There is so much now that we share,
the steps we chose have been worthwhile.

You Are

You are my anchor in high seas,
my light, when clouds bring early night.
You are my harbour in the lee,
sustaining me when waves cause fright.
Your certainty brings expertise
to hidden future's unborn sight.
You are my anchor in high seas,
my light, when clouds bring early night.
Your arms embrace me when I freeze
and lead my steps in ancient rites.
Your whisper is my autumn breeze
that cools my brow in shared delight.
You are my anchor in high seas,
my light, when clouds bring early night.

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Dinah Serritelli

Proof

Crying's proof I still have my soul,
But what about the rest of me?
For when you left my heart you stole,
I need it back so I am free.
My only wish is to be whole
I beg...please listen, hear my plea
Crying's proof I still have my soul,
But what about the rest of me?
Down lanes of hurt I fear I stroll
I need for you to let me be,
Loneliness is taking it’s toll
Surely my problem you can see
Crying's proof I still have my soul,
But what about the rest of me?

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Divena & Terry

Somewhere In Time

Somewhere in time we have met before
That forever remains deeply in our mind
We strolled hand in hand upon the shore
So much closer together for love to find
Peace and tranquility from ancient lore
Of eternal spirits that return to mankind
Somewhere in time we have met before
That forever remains deeply in our mind
With special needs once more to explore
Of lovers so affectionately entwined
How shall these passions we both ignore
When greatest needs shall be to unwind
Somewhere in time we have met before
That forever remains deeply in our mind.



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Somewhere In Time

Somewhere in time two lovers kissed
Fate looked down and began to smile.
She is not heartless and never cruel
But recognised that true love exists.
And so time stood still for just a while
Seeing that this was indeed a jewel.
Somewhere in time two lovers kissed
Fate looked down and began to smile.
They wished that they could be united
Thus creating a mood of supreme bliss
And even more that it would be soon.
So fate stated they would not be parted.
Somewhere in time two lovers kissed
Fate looked down and began to smile.



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