2015 Poetry Theme Challenge

#15 The Passionate Heart




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Passion comes in many forms, most often we think of love, but the other emotions can also lead us to feel passion. When we feel passion it is intense, powerful and often overwhelming. Since poetry began poets have been using words to capture that intensity and power. There lies the challenge to us modern poets. Have fun with it.



The Passionate Heart



Terry Clitheroe

Units of Love
Xtinction of all
Your Presence

Divena Collins

Eternal Lovers
Fantasia Lunare
What is Love


Jez Farmer

Desire Aches
Floating Leaf
Passion and Love
Stains of a Kiss
Torture of Love

Leny Roovers

The Colours of Love




Terry Clitheroe

Units of Love

Heaven is the kiss that never dies
Sadness is a dream that doesn't live
Worst is the feeling of loves demise
Pleasure is the feeling when you give
Your heart, knowing how well it flies
Music is the joined beating of two hearts
Happiness your touch discovering my face
Especially the message wished to impart.
Possession is three words, "You are mine"
Contentment is the long arms that embrace
And hearing quiet whispers "I am thine".
Longing the feeling that all lovers know
Fingers are movements down your spine
Sometimes a fast move more often slow.


Tristan and Isolde - Edmund Blair Leighton

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Xtinction of all

I love thee as I love naught else
Thy sweet smile completes my everyday.
Each time thou smiles at me my heart melts
I love thee completely and in every way.
My love's grown o'er time there is no impulse
I love thee for no other reason, save you.
A sense of pleasure when in your presence
Even when annoyed at me thou art no shrew.
Springs first day has not your power to enthral
The aroma after rain has not your essence
Nor the power of which you can always call.
Ever I shall love thee a conclusion foregone.
I shall love thee till the 'xtinction of all
And even then my love will continue on.



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Your Presence

I feel your presence all the time
I feel your soul and mine touching
Our lives begin to intertwine
This feeling to me is everything
To you I dedicate each rhyme
My body, my soul every feeling
Your presence makes me want to sing
As I feel your soul and mine touching
Through lives together spirits climb
Close to nirvana our lives we bring
Until that moment that is sublime
We will sit together on that star
When we will then possess everything
We'll have travelled together very far.



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Divena Collins

Eternal Lovers

My love I have become mesmerized
So much I cannot hide my love for you
Much more than I had ever realized
It may be you that I shall be closer to
I shall never again be as traumatised
Into thinking our love was only a game
Yet I had felt all within just one touch
Which told me you had felt the same
The love we have shall bring no shame
Two minds that think the same as such
Shall be so much closer both together
And the dance of love shall ever go on
Within the growth of scented heather
Where both shadow's remain forever.



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Fantasia Lunare

I saw the moon from my bed last night
and I had thought only of you and I
making love 'neath the moon so bright,
within optical illusions across the sky
yet could this only be a lovers insight
that drifts aimlessly throughout space
for an eternity we shall ever be free
like whirl winds that dance with grace
gifts of illusion shall be within ecstasy
that loving thoughts may never let go
within clarity of the bright lunar moon
that only within both hearts that show
but phases of the moon fade too soon
yet love deep within may forever grow.



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What Is Love

What is love if it has no meaning.
Yet it shall be so easily spoken
We all wish to know the feeling
When silence may be unbroken
May love then be worth believing
Shall it be nothing like the moment
For love is shown within the eyes
A hazy look within deeper content
Teasing shall be much of a torment
Which may be of anything but wise
Upon falsity of words love may hurt
But within truth of the hearts desire
It shall be much simpler just to court
May love then be theirs to inspire.



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Jez Farmer

Desire Aches

Love has taken my heart to be with you
From a distance to your arms' close embrace
As in the moon's shadow I kiss your face
Refuelling desire to feel fresh and new
Forgetting how long we have been apart
The long nights of being lost and alone
Without a chance to gently kiss your lips
For that's all I want when I'm on my own
Yet we're never apart inside my heart
Do not reproach me if my desire aches
In the grasp of the long and sleepless nights
When my senses are driven wild in verse
For I am feeling how hard our love bites
And building my mind to do what it takes

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Floating Leaf

Like a leaf floating gently on a stream
My kisses linger lightly on your skin
To bring your heart’s desire inside my dream
And hold you close within my arms tonight
As whispered words entice your senses in
I watch your eyes glisten in pure delight
And fingers dally where shadows begin
And love turns to lust like a changing tide
Each pulsation spirals burning bright
For there is nothing left for us to hide
And all we can see is desirous insight
Here, in a kiss only our love can win
That calm desire that cannot be denied
As kisses linger lightly on your skin

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Passion and Love

Powerful love embraces deep inside
A heart; and the mind surrenders to it
Sad doubts fade, washed out by the turning tide
Swept away as feelings and words admit
It is love that makes the heart sing desire
Old tunes of wanting that grows by the day
Needing the only one who sparked that fire
Arousing senses into disarray
No rose hued shades deny depth of feelings
Driving onward to reach this love again
Lingering in the bliss of its healing
Organic and sweet as the summer rain
Verses of rhyme cannot hold it within
Echoing what lies deep beneath the skin

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Stains of a Kiss

All I have lost thus replaced by love’s gains
When first her kiss reached inside and touched me
Soft on my lip the memory remains

Whilst seeking the solace from heartbreak’s pains
Requesting a moment of liberty
All I have lost thus replaced by love’s gains

My tears hidden among the summer rains
As within her embrace she set me free
Soft on my lip the memory remains

Anticipation while waiting for trains
Will my shattered heart be able to see
All I have lost thus replaced by love’s gains

The power of love pulsing through my veins
Yet steps falter as I’m weak at the knee
Soft on my lip the memory remains

Now on my heart that one kiss gently stains
And I can see what the future can be
All I have lost thus replaced by love’s gains
Soft on my lip the memory remains



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Torture of Love

Time standing alone at the forest's edge
Open at the breath of life on the ledge
Rare mystery hangs on the boughs of trees
'Til melancholy takes over with ease
Used eyes cling to the floor of rain soaked moss
Random thinking no longer gives a toss
Errant heart lost a closed mind would allege
Tamper the promise of a lover's pledge
Of a whisper echoed upon the breeze
Real promise or just another cold tease
More sweet words coated in shiny lip gloss
Excruciated heart in depths of loss
Near is the torture of sweet love divine
Tormented soul must yield and take the wine

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Leny Roovers

The Colours of Love

Love is like a diamond, superbly cut,
so every facet brilliantly displays
her beauty, each offers a small mirror,
reflecting love's face in its many ways.
Loyalty and lust, pain, when hearts are shut.
If passion reigns, love's stone will turn dark red,
while jealousy brings green light to her eyes.
A dirty yellow tells of certain lies,
blue is her beam when words of truth are said.
In harmony love's colours will unite,
with nothing to antagonize against.
There will be no more broken dreams and hearts,
when understanding needs no words, is sensed;
then tender light will shine in purest white.



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