2014 Poetry Theme Challenge

#17 One Kiss




Thank you all who took up the last challenge. I hope this next one provides you some food for the muse. We are now halfway through Sonnet month and in keeping with the love theme of the traditional sonnet this new challenge is about a kiss, just one kiss. Bring the love, the passion and intense emotion behind one kiss, be it a lover's kiss, a parent to a child or between friends, to the words of sonnetry.

Love's Philosophy

The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In another's being mingle--
Why not I with thine?

See, the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower could be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;--
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?

P B Shelley


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Terry Clitheroe

Because of You
Everlasting Flames
Heat of a Woman
I Know You
Keys of Love
That Look
Under the Moon

Divena Collins

Deep Fantasy
Ghost Returned
A Lovers Quest
Tribal Fertility

Jez Farmer

Neccesity to Love

Leny Roovers

Sensations




Terry Clitheroe

Because of You

My nights now have brightened because of you
There are still boring days of more mundane tasks
But I'm wearing a happy-go-lucky disguise
Hiding your absence.

With heart thumping till you come into view
And then all is well and settled with the world
Then my heart becomes light and I smile again
Happiness abounds.

From the madness of doubt I now emerge sane
Once again as our lives become unfurled
Nothing hidden I can see the truth in your eyes
And returned in mine.



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Everlasting Flames

Dreaming of the romance of this night
The beauty, the lure of the full moonlight.
Dark blue skies, form a stars back drop
Sitting on a seawall at some exotic stop
Barely touching as love slowly builds.
Magically, soft, wet lips, light our fuse
Touching, surrender, as control we lose
Senses lost giving in to our feelings
Opening, giving, nothing concealing
In turn offering ourselves in love
Becoming a pure, loving treasure trove
Now with no thoughts of self or same
And with that love I cry your name
We have created an everlasting flame.



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The Heat of a Woman

How can you say you think you are so cool?
Each time I look at you, I feel the heat
Each time I see you no way can I retreat,
I am besotted by you and yet I feel a fool.
I turn on the player and soft music plays
I look back at you and see your eyes ablaze
Seeing you like this, wondering, is there any rule
I feel so much about you, you’re such a jewel.
Our lips meet finally and I am forever yours
It's now I realise I am caught in your fires.
My desire is lit, I am naught but a fiery pool
Your voice has changed drawing me closer
Ever more I am besotted by your exposure
How can you say you think you are so cool?



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I Know You

Now I've known you I wonder what I can say
That I would not do for you? One touch I know
Would be so much that Eternity I’d gain
So easy I choose.

Just nothing would I ever refuse each time
To have your warm body close to mine each night
To feel your heartbeat and your breath upon my face
For ever and more.

For one more of your gentle touches I'd give
My soul, not that you take it away but share
Yours I already know you offered it to me
How can I refuse?

One day in the distant future whilst we're sat
On our bright new star and look down and we'd see
A couple just like we were so many lives ago
And we would bless them



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The Keys of Love

Two lovers watch the moon rising outside
They find as they talk their ideas coincide
They're talking about love and its phases
Sometimes comforting and sometimes blazes
Whilst music plays softly in the background.
They know each look and that special smile,
There is a cessation in talk for a while
As other things become more important
One thing they do know, love is constant.
The music plays on being set on repeat.
Smiling stars have now filled the night sky
The smiling moon moves on bye and bye
Sure now that her message has been told,
What they have is worth far more than gold.


Art by Vladimir Kush

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That Look

Would that smile invite a single kiss
Nay much more's offered with all this
Even more with just one single touch.
One single glance betrays so much
So much heaven and so much bliss
The dimpled cheeks, the flashing eyes
That now coy look could not disguise
The reddened face and sudden clutch,
One single glance betrays so much.
What I offer is love not just a crush
Former barriers have been torn down
And fashions now a flimsy gown
Now with passion you like to brush
One single glance betrays so much.



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Under the Moon

Surrender to me in passion and desire.
Come to me love, if only in your mind
Our souls, our secrets we will unwind
Your needs I'll sprinkle with loves fire
I'll pleasure you, be your love supplier.
Under the moon we'll meet each night
If the sun doesn't rise there's still moonlight
Come to me my love just take my hand
And I'll hold you forever, in wonderland
When dawn appears, we'll open our eyes
What ever the clock we need never rise.
Sharing love with stars and moonbeams
Assuring you I will fill all your dreams
And Eternity together will be our prize.



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Divena Collins

Deep Fantasy

I look to the sky from fields of sun ripe corn
Clouds passed by I saw clear within a vision
That encountered my dreams of only thou
And sun kissed stars.

I shared the warmth of the night with thee
Within dreams and fantasies of pleasure
Listening to the cries of my lovers sighs
Enthralled me much.

But if nature shall reveal what lies therein
What then may it do when lightening strikes
Shall it be of a conditional surrender
To take what love gives.

Torrential rain may follow a violent storm
Within a damp invasion of rains humidity
That excites deep invasions of love amidst
Deeper illusions



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Ghost Returned

I knew he was with me last night he held me
Even though I had known he was gone forever
He said he would come back again if he could
And I knew he would.

It was a sad day when he had left me alone
I never experienced such pain and anguish
Nor did I think that I would ever see him again
Within my life time.

Yet I sensed the presence of his love return
He held me within his arms this I had known
For I felt his breath upon my face as before
When he kissed me.

His shadow creeps silently within the night
As he appears from his past unto the future
Maybe for the last time who am I to know
If I was dreaming .

I knew he was with me last night he held me
Even though I had known he was gone forever
He said he would come back again if he could
Oh if he only would.



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A Lovers Quest

Just one moment in time I live
For the love thou may freely give
Within the softness of thy touch
This sensuality I crave so much
Within eternity shall ever thrive
I see within thine eyes of blue
A vision of those feelings anew
To reveal love within that flows
Where as a loving harmony grows
Spirits within are blessed forever
An affinity that shall not sever
Such this blessing of love divine
Oh how I love that man of mine
May I come up to his measure.?



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Tribal Fertility

Of a native's face that hides in the forest
Bearing tribal markings of another race
May it be a child of the woodlanders sage
Without fear within.

She who hath the strength of eternal life
Yet cast innocence within eyes of purity
In a land of fertility and carnal grace
She loves so deeply.

Tho' fierce of face yet as gentle within
She haunts her forest for an eternal life
'Tis then she masters the art of divinity
For always and after.

Cast not this native from mans dominion
A native man himself shall be her saviour
For strength of fertility within both tribes
Shall birth a new race.



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Jem Farmer

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Necessity to Love

The sweet moment two souls embrace
As lip meets lip and finds its place
And time stands still within a kiss
Time lost in this moment of bliss
In naked awareness of love's grace.
The fingertips that trace the heart
In love, as if they trace a chart
Are chasing emotional dreams
That through the senses desire streams.
The necessity to feel love
That fits the soul like a soft glove
Urgent need directed by fate
A need that can no longer wait
To give unconditional love


The Kiss - Gustav Klimt

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Leny Roovers

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Sensations

Looking, reaching, passionate kissing follows
Without restraints, boundaries breached are tempting
Lovers further, climbing the highest summits.
Yielding in pleasure.

Complete union, dreamlessly floating, timeless
Sounds return, reality slowly wakens;
Alert, knowledge blissfully deepens, sharing
Patterns of passion.

Bodies sleep, unconsciously fitting closer,
Warm, together traveling, spirits spiral.
Music's touch enfolding lovers’ slumber-
Bach is bewitching.


Companions - Susan Seddon Boulet

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