2013 Poetry Form Challenge

#07 Mathlish Sonnet



The Mathlish sonnet is a combination of the two line Persian Mathnawi added to a three line Arabian Mathnawi then repeated to make 10 lines and a Quatrain is used as the volta and closes the sonnet. The Quatrain can be Sicilan, a. b. a. b.
Italian, a. b. b. a... or Spanish, a. a. b. b.

This gives a sonnet looking something like this

Faerie Moon

High above the forest the full moon shines bright
See the creatures dancing under her silvery light.
Satyrs and Wood Nymphs chase through the trees
To whispery music that's playing in the leaves
A soft sensuous melody brought by the breeze.
Faerie wine brings great joy to the Elven folk
Who laugh with such mirth at the Dryads weak joke.
Dewdrops are glistening as gnomes stomp about,
Blossoms are swaying their perfume wafts out
A heady fun time is existing throughout.
While Butterfly-like wings glow in the light
One wonders by daybreak what feelings will be.
Dancing and darting see the Faeries take flight
Knowing by daybreak they'll be the last to see.

Terry Clitheroe



Mathlish Sonnet
Challenge Replies

Maryse Achong

She's 94

Terry Clitheroe

Absence Makes Love Grow
Black Widow
Butterflies
Celestial Thoughts
Gliding
Gurney Dusk
I Have Dreamed
Just Thoughts
Kicking the Night
Loves Aftermath
Magic or Prayer
Out of Void
Overture to Dawn
Penang Eve
Posare la Testa
Quintessence
Rain
Reading as a Boy
Ultimatum
Unknowing
Values of a Poet
Waiting For A Star To Fall
Xanadu
Your Eyes

Divena Collins

And Earth Began
Back From Eternity
Broken Wings
Celestial Love
Death of a Rose
Desert Love
Ecstacy of Love
Emotions of Love
Enchanting Vision
Eyes Cannot See
Guitar Ensemble
Infinite Love
La Masseuse
Letter of Love
Letter of Love
Letter of Love
Presence of Love
Sleepwalker
Spiritual Rebirth
Toby Jug
Two Shadows
Ultimate Love
Visions Of Love

Jem Farmer

Game of Love
Mother Goddess
Nesting Birds
Sadness
Sleeps Embrace
Tick Tock

Dana Rowe

High Iron

Jem Farmer - Roxi St Clair

Pan and Tink
Two Poets One Voice



Maryse Achong

She's 94!!

My Mum turned ninety-four three days ago
And we are greatly blessed that much I know
She has enriched our lives in many ways
And precious are the years, the months the days
We've shared. She never ceases to amaze
Me with her kindness and her fortitude
The way she looks at life, her attitude.
In my eyes she has always been the best
She's endured and withstood test after test
And stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Of course I'm biased that I don’t deny
But many others feel the same way too
And so I am convinced it must be true
She is my confidante, my best ally.

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Terry Clitheroe

Absence Helps Love Grow

Hold my hand for a little while longer
They say absence helps love grow stronger.
My love for you makes me bid you stay,
And lovers shouldn't have to go away
Leaving a feeling like the dullest clay.
Have they ever felt they were torn in two,
Seeing clouds replace a sky of clear blue?
Stood watching the best part carried away,
And then seeing sunshine turn to dullest day'
No hope or prayer can ever ease that sway.
Until then only patience is your saving grace
That will tear the gloom from leaded heart
Awaiting until again you see your lovers face.
And when living once again can start.



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Black Widow

Step this way he smoothly said
As he slowly led her to his bed
Gently touching her bare shoulder
Take off your clothes he quietly told her,
With each soft touch becoming bolder.
She coolly let him have his way
Smiling knowing that he would pay.
After all the end justified the sin
Then with release he felt the pain
As her venom took his life from him.
His death is only natures way
To restore the balance of each play
With nature there is always gain and loss
I wonder if its her way to show who's boss.



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Butterflies

Butterflies count not months, but moments in time.
Their life of beauty is short, but oh so sublime!
That's time enough for them but to little for us
Each time we kiss I feel once more our love progress
With each kiss, there is a feeling, so wondrous
Like wings unfolding, open ready for souls to meet
Lips softer than any silk, sentient senses greet.
Words whispered softly in truth "I'm forever thine"
Stroking each others souls in ways Lepidoptrine
Deep sounding truths our souls forever entwine.
I feel the flutter of wings, a feeling so complete
These brief moments in time, her complete life span.
What is eternity to us simply an ordained feat,
The love of a woman and the love of her man.



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Celestial Thoughts

And what of stars, are they so far away?
We know in time, like us they do decay
With them we make our plans, our hopes, our dreams,
But, in youth stars shine, and go to extremes,
And as they cease to shine so do the schemes.
Wild things were done and risks taken no doubt,
Too late sometimes and one more star blinks out.
But such is youth that they ignore all others rage.
They survive the day and in the evening that is age
Having survived they are said to be a sage.
We look up and see the sky, some stars are gone
Vanished just like some dreams we built upon,
Although we would much rather see a fuller sky
Sooner than the culling where mates have to die.



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Gliding

Sometimes we try to soar when the clouds are wrong
It's times like this that flights are not very long.
With every flight there is a lesson to learn
Some we ignore as if there is no concern
Others a journey with no hope of return.
Well above the rainbow, well above the cloud
The mountains below no longer stand proud.
The once blessed birds are now so far below,
I'm soaring in heaven where birds cannot go
I'm on wave of air I so willingly follow.
But I am a man and well out of my place
I now have to turn my craft and head for home
But for a while was away from any race
And enjoyed Heaven and being alone.



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Gurney Dusk

Twilight arrives the clouds break up again.
The sun sinks to the tops of the mountain,
And everything appears to become red hot!
In the bay scarlet contrast against a small yacht
In darkening sky the clouds become forgot
The sun is now more than half swallowed,
By the starving Earth, I hope it's Halalled!
Vivid yellow streaks fly like grasping vines
Trying to gain purchase, as though lifelines,
But still inevitably the darkening earth declines.
The mountain cools losing its flaming red,
Takes on a black shadow from the dying sun,
The rays of solar light gone, all there seems dead
But in a few short hours will again see life begun...



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I have dreamed

I have dreamed many times of you
From my dream awoke to a heavenly view
Happily to find you by my side.
As my mind clears eyes open wide
Closer and closer to you I slide.
Now again I can smell your fragrance
Your scent arousing me giving me assurance.
Even though you are still asleep, silent
Your body speaks to me, your so content
Waking to my kiss I feel your assent.
You smile and are open to my touch
And I feel your warmth become heat
Your heat becomes a flood of desire
Sighing as you gasp your little death.



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Just Thoughts

Drought skies evoke a sense of melancholy
Where no life has been allowed to play or folly.
The colours are the browns of Autumn,
Green and such have not been allowed to come,
Then Nature in her desire to grow becomes undone
Some set by nature in her heat, and some by man.
And reclaiming her rights where ever she can.
Man is incidental and in the way for all that
If caused by man he's absolutely a rat
Balances must be sought, not all out combat,
Mankind is the one who'll pay the ultimate bill.
And they say global warming is to blame,
Where Nature fights against Mammon's will.
But who really causes that, do you want a name?

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Kicking the Night

Kicking the night along in front of me
With the poor street lights it's hard to see,
I walk slowly along the suburban street
Carefully avoiding rises in the concrete,
Watching where shadows and white meet.
I just had to get out and help clear my mind
Words'd been said, that were unjust and unkind.
Today there was too much pain, never again!
Commit myself to another plan that's insane
Ignore something else, for once use my brain.
But I say that every time and like the fool I am
I'll learn to find someone that's not a sham
But why search, why not give it a miss
At least that's swept and there is no debris.



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Loves Aftermath

My eyes shall not convince me of our age
Instead proves to me that I am indeed a sage.
My love has wrapped thee in a loving glow
And that we will always be together I know
Thy smile and my heart tells me that this is so.
Thy face in the time after love always lights up
Saying we have drunk deeply from loves cup.
Thy love is a wine and with it I am besotted
A drunkard you have made me, out of my head
No other in this world would I have instead.
I know we are in the favour of Eternity's stars
Whilst in my loving cups loudly will I boast
There is nothing in our unity, fortune bars
Lifetimes of joy with thee I want the most.



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Magic or Prayer

Bright sunbeams shine through your hair,
The magic scene made me stand and stare.
Your flashing eyes out flaming mine,
Because in them bright sunbeams shine.
If you're using spells how can I decline?
Allowing my poor loving heart into your lair
You became an answer to my humble prayer.
Using such magic was never needed on me
Because knowing, I love everything I see
And all I want evermore is to be part of thee.
I see yours eyes again, there is mischief there
Are you working on some magic design?
What e'r, I smile when I think of us as a pair
And I always prefer to think of love as divine.



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Out of a void

Out of a cosmic void my love has grown
Constructed by love, to protect and warm.
From a heavenly speck, a minute grain
And so finitely created is this domain
That within it, all that is love shall remain
You are a celestial being that has won my soul
Two separate beings who have made a whole.
Almost out of nothing this seed was sown,
It's not of wood, or brick, nor steel, or stone,
But a pulsing heart, inside flesh and bone.
My life and love I now dedicate to thee
Out of timeless space you have won my heart
That all time or distance can never part
I wish to be with you throughout eternity.



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Overture to Dawn

Somewhere between darkest night and morning
There is an interlude that's called the dawning.
First light of sun begins to set the sky aglow
Then bright spears of light are the next to show
And night time reluctantly decides it's time to go.
Look to the east; get ready to see the sun arise
Very soon you'll see the Earth's greatest prize
The golden sun ablaze, so brightly afire
Oftimes mere humans stop merely to admire
And in contrast in the west see the night retire.
No matter where you are there's this special site
Listen to creatures everywhere greet the morn
And perhaps some reluctantly farewell the night
But most are glad to see the new day born.



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Penang Eve

Tonight once again Nature had her way
As the fireworks started their display
Once again She us showed who rules
No treat tonight for coruscations fools
Stead of skyward stars, see grounded pools
Then later see her put on her display
We see her power as we see her play.
The sky lights up as we see her power
Her lights her sounds that make some cower
No way to man will she ever empower.
For some men all is lust, power and greed
The common person simply pushed aside
And all they would do is satiate their need,
No way with evil would Nature abide.



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Posare la testa sul mio cuscino

Because of fate we must live apart
Knowing now what is in each heart.
Life has decreed it must be this way
We seize each moment, each new day
With other souls we stop and play.
Tempering souls whilst we're divided
Taking all of goods fate had provided.
Drawing strength, learning the art
Wondering when true love will start
And if the path of love is on our chart.
Enquiring what is in the muses mind
Curious about what the future will find
Praying again our soul mate we'll meet
And once again dance on winged feet.



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Quintessence

The feeling never leaves when you love someone
The parting of a lifetime when your love is gone.
It's with you for eternity when your soul is shared
That you'll never meet again is nothing to be feared
Her spirit looking at you, knowing that you cared
Her spirits touch, a spirits kiss, a spirits gentle tears
Keeps her by your side through the passing years.
Knowing deeply in her heart that you love her so
Smiling softly, knowing you'll never let her go
And with each passing day love will only grow.
You feel her guiding you, helping meet your fears
Sob gently over her, show your love with your tears.
If being together is part of the greater beings plan
Then you'll be united, your woman, with her man.



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Rain

Have you heard the sound of the rain,
I mean really heard its primitive refrain,
Felt it, as it beats against your naked skin,
Let its emotions consume you, enter within
Its warmth caresses you time and time again?
Quenching thirst, yet thirsting for more
you surrender to it and desire it to pour
Discover how thin the veneer is as it drums
Feel how sensuous everything becomes
Why not surrender? Give in! Succumb!
Close your eyes in pleasure and feel "Alive"
Reawakening emotions too long cast aside
Then peacefulness as calmer senses arrive
Qi has been awakened, now with it abide.



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Reading as a Boy

It seems like I was always able to read
And fabulous adventure was my need.
The adventures of Biggles by W.E.Johns
I based my nocturnal adventures upon
Tales where reading I was assiduously drawn.
Then I found Enid Blyton's famous five
They'd 21 adventures on which I'd thrive.
Later was Asimov and others of his ilk
Arthur C. Clarke I treated just like silk
And Edgar Rice Burroughs I didn't bilk.
Jack Whyte talked of England after Rome,
Of Angles and how AEglaland was named.
How they and Saxons made England home
And the North west the Vikings claimed.



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Ultimatum

One day she said "This is where it ends,
Of course we can always still be friends."
I do not curse her, nor do I weep
The pain inside goes much too deep
And every night it costs me sleep.
Too sudden, it came unexpectedly
It wasn't what I hoped would ever be.
I'm not an innocent victim of cupids bow
I've been around and had I told her so
But I'm a romantic and wanted love to grow.
Instead it died and neither knows why
We tried; we talked, trying to understand
Neither of us wanting our love to die
But die it did, no matter what we'd planned.



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Unknowing

Rising up from sleep to greet another day
Wondering if she thinks of me in this way.
First thoughts of her, love swells like a tide
Starting morning wishing she was by my side
For just a brief few moments, smiles with pride.
Thinking of her bright eyes, catching her stare
My image in the mirror sighs, combing my hair
My finger traces out "I love you", on the mirror
Memories, so bitter sweet have done it before
Music, wine, candlelight, stating, "You I adore".
Thoughts of how I held her, sharing the same bed
Then sadness, a brave goodbye, as we separated.
Pulling myself together again I whisper her name
Hoping so many miles away she's feeling the same.



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Values of a Poet

Poets minds lie between Heaven and Earth
It's up to them to state truths, not judge their worth.
A poets eyes see not only woods but trees
And the way the wind plays within the leaves
Making notes of the acts so they will please.
The poet feels the wind as it travels over strands
And speaks of its actions as it covers seas and sands.
There should be no bias or bigotry within the tales
Teasing and tantalising allowed as the story unveils
Making us aware of nature and life and all its travails.
Dark mysteries are uncovered in some prosodic way
Or love is declared and hearts laid open to view.
Vows are made and promises of ever to stay
Are oft spoke of by these lucky gifted few.



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Waiting for a star to fall....(Spanish Quatrain)

The cosmos awaits us this starry night
Set in darkest blue and silver bright
As shooting stars streak across the sky
Hear the heavens call out to you and I.
Our forever time together is nigh
In love, bodies meld as was in ages past
Until that final moment, we wish to last.
And eyes are closed, but not from sleep
Rapture has put us in its mood so deep
That final moment we wish ever to keep.
It is the deeper feeling of souls we need
Simple togetherness is on what we feed.
Laying in the night, listening to each call
Patiently waiting for a star to fall..



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Xanadu

In another place, and some other time,
Is this perfect place with a perfect clime.
Beyond our reach is a rich land of fantasy
It's all you wish your life and dreams to be
Everything you plan, and wish, and dare to see.
Will each and every night see waiting there
A kaleidoscope so full of life's rich fare
A kaleidoscope constructed from your dreams
Not an advisor to follow any of life's extremes
Nor a place to follow to far life's set streams.
As each and every night on your bed you lie
Relax a while and let your mind go free
With closed eyes you let your cares drift by
Realising all of your life and dreams to be.



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Your Eyes.....(Italian Quatrain)

What does it take to remove the sadness
From my eyes and replace with happiness?
All that's needed is a smile from your eyes
My mood lifts and my heart and soul flies
Leaping once more into the wild blue skies.
So easy to make my heart leap this way
Hence my desire to be with you each day
And any day without you is misery again.
Every hour without is misery and pain
In the end, I would probably go insane.
In so little time my life has come to this
There's no regrets, nothing I'd rather do
I really want to spend Eternity with you
Even half of that would be absolute bliss.



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Divena Collins

And Earth Began

She masks her eyes within autumn shades
Swathed in a filigree of past brocades
Prized with a youthful glow nature adorns
That winters chills of frost devoids of scorn
She bursts forth into spring as a new borne
This maiden of youthful beauty and pride
With the wisdom of nature upon her side
What of the summers sunshine that glows
Of the forest bough the breeze shall blow
It shall be within her knowledge to know
Ancestors had spoken their words of lore
Before the planet of Earth had evolved
The beauty of nature thou shall restore
They gave wisdom to she who resolved.


Image by Aarti Kurhani

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Back From Eternity

Her eyes were heavy with sad tears inside
For a love that was true had been denied
How could this be when she had felt love
For once she had seen within stars above
A prophesy of her eternal lover there of
Of a mist that she saw through the skies
That turned to tears unto saddened eyes
Such was the love that she had yesterday
That promised his heart within every way
But all that was rosy had turned to grey
They had such dreams of being together
Where fantasies of love should linger on
And all that was once both theirs forever
Shall it be all that was promised had gone.



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Broken Wings

A waste of space is what I have been told
It is true what they say who needs the old
Maybe it's because I am well past my prime
'Tis soon I shall step on a downward climb
And leave this earth just for one more time
For no future fate ever smiled down on me
But one day I shall emerge just wait and see
In another world with another eternity
'Tis where I shall suffer no depravity
Since it was I who was lost without gravity
Once more I returned and shed a tear
There shall be no more justice for the aged
Maybe once more I shall see things clear
With forgiveness to all who enraged .



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Celestial Love

Only lovers may feel this touch within
Of magic fantasies that dwell therein
That awakens past senses unto passion
Shall it be they may come to conclusion
Love shall never be that of an intrusion
For if it were it shall never feel the same
Love was not meant to be an act of shame
Soft blissful moments within tenderness
Warmth within the touch of loves caress
It is moments like this that lovers bless.
Memories stay within for all eternity
Nothing upon earth shall destroy this love
For love shall be blessed for an affinity
Upon a celestial star that shines above.


Image By Deviant Art

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Death of a Rose

You plucked off a rose but that was wrong
Did you not know it would rather belong
Within the bushes that nature intended
Roses may blush when they are offended
To leave well alone shall be recommended
Why must you need to destroy such charm
Did you not guess it would do much harm
All of earth nutrients that petals depend
A rose without thorns shall never defend
And a broken heart shall not ever mend
Left to nourish it shall bloom and thrive
Given chance to flourish yet another day
But first it must know what it is to survive
Until all of life's pleasure shall fade away.



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Desert Wonder

An eastern wind shifts the desert sand
Bending boughs upon nature's demand
An Oasis that was, dried up and gone
Leaving sun baked dunes to stand alone
What's left of vegetation blood and bone
Shall remain within the sands of time
A return presence of natures clime
Not one escapes a burning desert
For sun baked sands cannot convert
No returning paths nor roads revert
When slow is death to all who explore
Remnants of life then blown asunder
Not maid nor beast passed as before
Tho' it still remains as Earths wonder.



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Ecstasy Of Love

A parting of love may bring much sorrow
If only a kiss we beg steal or borrow
It is not my nature to take and not give
For I live to die, how I love when I live
So both together our loving shall thrive
There are no bounds when love is strong
For it`s there in your arms I shall belong
Who knows what the future has in store
For I have never ever been there before
All I know is that I definately want more
So come my love let us never break free
I have needs to attend to much like you
If only you would open your eyes to see
That mine are also closed in ecstasy.



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Emotions Of Love

Where have you been to all of my life
Did you not know I had suffered strife
Just waiting for mister right to appear
All I ever wanted was to hold you near
But I may use your sleeve to dry a tear
Of a sadness that need not of occured
What I felt inside now seems so absurd
At the time when our love felt so good
For love was ours we both understood
If we never did then its now we should
To remain as lovers makes good sense
Within all we may do now or here after
Gone are the reactions of self defence
Whilst suddenly tears turn to laughter.



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Enchanting Vision

She saw faeries within the undergrowth
Tho' she had never spoken a word of oath
But in silence she must be upon this day
Or she shall frighten them all so far away
All she could do was watch while they play
Mystical moments were hers at a glance
For the scene before her was that of dance
As they wove the silken threads of gold
From the sepals of floral centres bold
'Twas the Queen of faes coronet of old
So silent she sat 'fore they all disappear
Entranced they may be to the curious eye
Yet if she should venture much too near
It is then that their silken wings shall fly.



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Eyes Cannot See

It is I who my affections shall hide
For what I have felt so deeply inside
Shall remain as a feeling of the past
For it was a love never meant to last
It was I in my ways that was outcast
For once in my life I felt so besotten
Now it shall remain better forgotten
Casting aside was never meant to be
How could I forget memories of he
When his love was always a part of me
A lesson learned from a broken heart
Of what I once had is now left behind
For I know now I shall never be a part
Of what I had felt when love was blind.



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Guitar Ensemble

Bee boppin' hop with old Cotton Eye Joe.
The guitar ensembles now a'ready to go
Sock it to me babe them rhythm and blues
Stomp thro' the swamps whenever ya chose
Whatever you play is gonna be good news
The guitar ensemble's gonna beat around
C'mon everybody ya gotta dress down
If'n ya aint heard music like this afore
Betcha bottom dollar ya'l beg for more
Barn dance astompin'on the ol'barn floor.
Lookin' like y'al are gonna have a ball
The guitar ensemble's a mighty fine show
Swingin and stompin an'arockin' an' all
Bee boppin'hop with old Cotton Eye Joe.



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Infinite Love

We who hath loved so many times before
Who hath walked the sacred paths of lore
Eternally it shalt forever be loves domain
Throughout shooting stars and cosmic rain
We shall remain as eternal lovers again
Time shall not be`twixt earth and space
For eternal lovers shall forever interlace
We remain as we were destined to be
Forever as lovers with emotions free
It is here we shall remain for eternity
Peace within calm we shall forever gain
Within harmony that cannot be denied
It is here we shall ever our love maintain
Within paths of contentment side by side.

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La Masseuse

Come let me soothe all your worries away
Volitile oils fingers shall massage of play
Gentle within pressure of a sensuous kind
That shall ease and relax your worried mind
Just to relieve the tensions you shall find
Warmth shall then flow as deeply within
That shall tease the senses that lie therein
Totally relaxed muscles remain calm
Submitting to all the properties of balm
For submissive reactions does no harm
Softly of music that tantalise and creates
A feeling of well being that lingers deep
Within herbal powers weariness states
It is then your body surrenders to sleep.



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Letter Of Love

Why do I write my words of love for thee
When it is there deep in my eyes to see
A feeling that shall not be mistaken
Of a love that my dreams shall awaken
Let not there be doubts of love forsaken
For the feelings I have are only for you
How else can I compose of love so true
But once in a lifetime this love may die
There shall be no more of a you and I
And tears shall bring sorrow from the sky
Yet spirits arise once again to bring hope
The circle of loving remains to repeat
It is within the aftermath love shall cope
Yet never have the needs to be discrete.



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Like Never Before

When I close my eyes I think only of you
I know deep in my heart this love is true
There is much within that I could mention
Pleasures of love shall relieve of tension
We deeply relaxed shall aid perfection
It is then we cherish the sense of touch
Then Oh! utter bliss love craves so much
That which was before so heavenly sent
Shall never bring upon us of discontent
For lovers within love shall never repent
And finally our love appears like before
Fantasies passed that revived the dew
Love happened again as in times of lore
For desirous dreams are more than few.



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Letter Of Love

What does she seek within wondrous eyes
Shall it be a glance of frightened surprise
That darkens the skies of moonlight shadows
Across the evergreen grass within meadows
That hides deep within the shaded windows
Of her most inquisitive nature of the kind
That can only be conjured within her mind
She who has the eyes of visions that play
Upon her mind within an unsuspected way
That can instantly fade away another day
Dreams it was that she had then mistaken
The reality of visions fade all too soon
And fear of shadows had been mistaken
For a weird yet true eclipse of the moon.


Lunar Eclipse - Willowdown

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Presence of Love

I feel his presence when I close my eyes
His whispers of love and his gentle sighs
When alone he is with me thus I do know
For his touch is of bliss that thrills me so
It is deep in my heart that love shall grow
There is no other love shall take his place
That could ever share a warmer embrace
It is I who shall cherish his loving charms
When he holds me closer within his arms
With words of love that so soothingly calms
How precious is this love that we both share
Fantasies renewed that regain love forever
Blessed be this love of affinity in prayer
For a love that is blessed shalt not sever.


From 'The Beautiful World of Aarti Khurana'

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Sleep Walker

She walked the path for a thousand years
Haunted memories of her countless tears
Why did heartache bring so much sorrow
Her time had gone with no more tomorrow
Restless in sleep she haunts the meadow
Shall it be her who had lost her true lover
And may not within her heart love another
Prayers with no answers plagued her mind
Now within the bleakness of another kind
There was nothing of the past left behind
Yet still she walks the dark shades of past
For countless nights she has slumbered not
Until death had claimed a presence she cast
Yet still she is seen in the exact same spot.



The Sleep Walker - John Everett Millais.

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Spiritual Rebirth

Shrouded within mists of time she arose
From endless slumber of sweet repose
That bore memories of past existance
Upon death she could bear no resistance
No echo`s from her silent tomb enhance
Her darkened gloom devoid of all light
Of bleakness through out day and night
That haunts her soul within dense gloom
Death sleeps restless in a silent tomb
Returns towards mother natures womb
Until such a time that spirits shall arise
To walk once more pathways of living
Borne once again to begin a new reprise
Before death there were few believing.



Mary Magdalene, Avalon grail code Chakra Card number 44- Rebirth.

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The Toby Jug

How she treasured the image upon his gift
He who bestowed to her shalt never drift
She gazed at the perfection upon his face
Lovingly moulded into this vision of grace
What pleasures he gives with his embrace
To treasure this art that remains so true
Amazed and besotted with passion anew
Centuries passed and the jug was of old
And went to an auction as oft`been told
With a price tag upon it this has been sold
A lady did purchase but not of these times
Clad within finery of the Edwardian day
Though she never did look past her prime
Yet when she left she just vanished away.



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Two Shadows

I wish that I could step out of myself
To be like a shadow left upon the shelf
And I could be only who I might chose
It may be my image I shall want to lose
But for friends I know this would confuse
I shall not want to be as I was before
To be one of the same could be a bore
Two more shadows that follow me thro`
Would make a difference to all that knew
Just me when I was one image not two
It maybe that my choice makes good sense
For those who had tried hard to understand
Gone are the days of a lonesome pretence
For two more shadows are what I planned.



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Ultimate Love

Within every touch that lingers I feel love
Soft and tender like the wings of a dove
I hear soft words of whispers in my ear
Loving arms around me holding me near
It is then I feel my love remains dear
Time alone shall but give us more chance
To share together this precious romance
With both true lovers that feel the same
Hearts uniting shall speak not of shame
Lovers within past had brought such fame
That lingered forever within history past
Love shall not ever remain out of fashion
Desires of affection shall ever be cast
Unto ultimate moments of sweet passion.



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Vision Of Love

Once I had seen him afloat on the lake
Within a canoe or was that my mistake
It wasnt him at all then I wonder who
May be in my imagination images grew
Dreams had returned in shades of blue
Recalled when we were here together
We made an oath that would last forever
Both of us would return here once more
Love may be stronger than it was before
How on this earth should we both ignore
The promise we made that love shall be
There upon the lake where I saw a vision
Remaining within tho` the eye cannot see
Fantasy of love shall be there to envision.



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Jem Farmer

Game of Love

It is a game of love we often play
My need to feel without a choice or say
Torment in chains as ice teases on lips
Before the senses burn beneath wax drips
The mind is lost to desire's lust-filled trips.
Within love's game I know no thought of fear
For whips and chains incite my need my dear
Despite the coming of a sensual storm
Upon our bed I feel both safe and warm
As in our love the darkest passions form
For just one kiss you make me beg and plead
While in the candle light I know no shame
I hear a voice expressing deepest need
My voice as it calls out aloud your name



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Mother Goddess

Oh Mother let me feel the touch of hand
That gives me inner strength to simply stand
And meet the grace of beauty in her light
While facing fears belied in darkest night
There's always something greater than my fright
The power of love in her light to give
The eyes to see that life is there to live
Oh Mother call my name in gentle tone
So I may know I am never alone
As now I sing the songs of holy praise
I feel her love that knows no end of days
It touches me as I embrace her ways
In silver light she shares her magic love
I gaze upon her from the silent dune
I see her radiance in skies above
As I kneel and pray to the Mother moon.

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Nesting Birds

The pale blue pattern announces the spring
A music box behind the blossom sings
In branches of the blooming lilac tree
The nesting birds wait as parents-to-be
Their constantly watching hoping to see
A delicate crack announcing new life
As Mr Sparrow serenades his wife
And from the soft earth a tulip breaks through
A crimson kiss that speaks of all thins new
Whilst fresh beneath the skies of springtide blue
The poets write their dreams in pen and ink
With words of love they gently reach to touch
The tender heart that makes them yearn so much
And in that muse there's barely time to think.



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Sleep's Embrace

The dreams that sleep beneath nocturnal skies
To kiss the night farewell within sunrise
As lovers wake inside a sleep's embrace
And drowsy kisses fall from slumber's place
Reminding souls as lips quiver and chase
Desires kindled within a waking dream
As senses stir into a loving stream
The barely touching fingers slip and slide
Instincts revealing all there is to hide
Half whispered words and softer sounds collide.
Yet eyes dare not open as if in fear
Of breaking magic spells we found in sleep
Of losing daring dreams we long to keep
Within this vision we see all so clear



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Tick Tock

Past days echo in tickings of a clock
The clock that marks time passing with a tock
Each tick, each tock is gone forevermore
No more can life be as it was before
Before you touched my heart with love's encore
Again, encore, I beg another kiss
The sweetest kiss that leads me to your bliss
In blissful moments let your love hold me
Imprison me in love let us fly free
For freedom is knowing that we can be.
Let me be true to my own Sapphic heart
Ignore the heartless words we said too fast
Unfasten dreams release them to divine art
As art consumes all pains left in the past.



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Dana Rowe

High Iron

Donovan, Buckley, O'Rourke they were;
from the misty, green island, all driven here .
San Patricios, battlin' in the sunshine;
Murphy, Mac Lochlainn, Maguire and Ryan.
continent to cross; steel rails a lyin';
Foley, McMahon, O'Leary and Fickett
broilin' sun, freezin' snow, would all submit
Gallagher, Byrne, Doyle, Boyle and O'Ryan
carried those lengths with hearts of a lion
come right behind 'em was spike-hammers flyin'
east from Sacramento, Omaha west
sinew and blood tied the nation together
Americans know: Gaels lay the tracks best
O'Donnell, Magrath, Moran and O'Dwyer.



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Jem Farmer - Roxi St Clair



Pan

Said Peter Pan, "I will ne'er be a man"
I am young and free because I am Pan
My boyish heart can never fade to age
Yet gathers dreams of years in wisdom's sage
While Hook put my fairy love in a cage
I taught my boys the magic words to sing
Lest my fairy die on a broken wing
I could not stand and watch my beauty die
For she alone is my heart's reason why
My love the means by which her wings can fly
Said Peter Pan "I believe, I do, I do"
I believe in the love that holds my soul
And I believe in you to make me whole
I believe in love that is me and you

Tink

Beloved Pan, "I'll ne'er stay held captive"
My freedom comes from all the love you give
Boyish charm and sweet unrelenting heart
No Captain's deeds will make us ever part
A lifetime beginning we may now start
My brave Pan, I imagine Hook's surprise
Must've been a shocking look in his eyes
Pan, 'tis only your heart that I carry
Thine heart offered freely by this fairy
My dear Pan, whom someday I shall marry
My life also yours with whom I entrust
I'll fly you to stars that shine and twinkle
'Naught so hard for this fairy to sprinkle
Magic mixing two heart's with pixie dust

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Two Poets One Voice - Mirrored Mathlish Sonnets with shadowed couplets

Moments written by loving trysts we share
Our sonnets and free verse warming the air
Line by line we create with devotion
Love's fire kindled by collaboration
Idyllic flames fanned by our expression
Lips traced by words that turns into fingers
Composing from souls as each verse lingers
Blankets of stanzas enfold within rhyme
Blending our couplets with ink we entwine
Poetry kisses etch your words and mine
Swallowed in chapters that loving imparts
Each verse a touch lingering on the skin
Passionate voices with strokes of a pen
Scribing words upon parchment in our hearts

Two hearts beat as one as we merge our Words
Words are now the poets voice shared by Two

One voice that speaks the words the poets Love
Love the only voice that calls out to One

Between the ink and pen a love begun
In words and verse that form the softest kiss
Her ink, my pen entwined in loving bliss
In dreams that swirl like smoke within the sun
As smoky curls of incense twist and turn
Another verse reveals how senses burn
One voice of love yet still two poets yearn
For lingering touches intensified by verse
A love like this in words poets rehearse
While gently giving yet yielding our need
And with device and rhyme our passions feed
Composing lines to sate the growing greed
In rhythmic crescendos that echo of
The passion claimed by two poets in love



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