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Poems of Love July 16, 2004 9:49 PM

Vocal Roses as I understand it is a place to express ourselves in a Romantic Light. So let us share our poems. I will start with one I wrote a few years ago.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
The Photo July 16, 2004 9:52 PM

The photo is of two beings standing side by side, radiating intimacy. Of a moment in time, when the vulnerable beings came out to play. A seed was born of a sweet tender bond. A fitting together as if they’d always known each other, yet always with freshness. The photo was in the most nourishing corner of my room. Now the straightness of the heart gently removes it. As this occurs a soft grieving begins. In that still space, where truth exists, I love all that is and has been in the cracking open that is revealing, the tenderness of my being. Now truth asks me to let it go, And let a pure heart lead the way. Diana Herrington - 27 July 01  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Sweetest Sin July 16, 2004 10:19 PM

Inside of me there is a place where my sweetest dreams reside Where my highest hopes are kept alive Where my deepest feelings are felt Where my memories create warmth I find that you are on my mind often than any other thoughts Sometimes I bring you there purposely Just to make my day bright. But more often , you surprise me And find your own ways in my thoughts. There are even times when I wake And realize that you have been a part of my dream. Then during the course of a day When my imagination is free to run, It takes me into your arms And allows me to linger there knowing there’s nothing I’d rather do. It gives me a lingering warmth Of the heat of our passion It stirs my body And awakes my soul And in this perfect love We melt together… I know my thoughts are only reflecting the loving hopes of my heart Because whenever they wander And my love they wander too often They always take me to you You my love has been my sweetest sin!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Diana July 16, 2004 10:20 PM

I loved your poem very much. Please do share more really looking forward to see more Love Ash  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Dear Ash July 17, 2004 7:45 AM

What a sweet image you paint with your words of your love, thank you. And since you are encouraging me to share I will go into my archives and share another soon. Diana  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Tender Emptiness July 17, 2004 9:52 AM

Emptiness . . .. as all hope has been crushed. Broken hearted because I asked all the right questions. Vulnerable because I showed all of my heart. Freedom because all is now clean, straight & honest. Tenderness because I love being true & letting go. In Love Oh the joy in being in what I know. Thankful for the gift from life to my heart for what is. Diana H  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
In the darkenss of the petal July 20, 2004 10:08 PM

There it sits on the dresser. The velvet rose from Valentine's Day. I wore her favorite red dress that she picked out for me. I wore his favorite hat that he gave to me. Heart flutters. Fingers turn cold. There she is, the girl of my dreams. In her hands she clutches the velvet rose of forever love. With a single tear I leave my heart. In the darkness of the petal I leave my soul. In the darkenss of the petal I cry my heart. She left me for another. He doesn't see me. There it sits on my dresser under the picture of good times. In the darkness of the petal I die, and die again. heart in tiny pieces of dewdrops. In the darkness of the petal I arise again anew. In the light of the sun I make my way to new love.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Hello July 22, 2004 6:01 AM

Not by me, but my thoughts.... I will not let thee go by Robert Bridges ...I will not let thee go. Ends all our month-long love in this? ...Can it be summed up so, ...Quit in a single kiss? ...I will not let thee go. ...I will not let thee go. If thy words' breath could scare thy deeds, ...As the soft south can blow ...And toss the feathered seeds, ...Then might I let thee go. ...I will not let thee go. Had not the great sun seen, I might; ...Or were he reckoned slow ...To bring the false to light, ...Then might I let thee go. . . . . .I will not let thee go. I hold thee by too many bands: ...Thou sayest farewell, and lo! ...I have thee by the hands, ...And will not let thee go.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
All those poems were so good! July 27, 2004 2:01 AM

I have a short poem I wrote about my old boyfriend. We were in love on and off for 19 years, and he finally let me go, because of my indecisiveness. Start We will always be in each others heart With each and every new start We will try to begin to grow And to get to know each other again And learn to forgive And to give and take And learn to appreciate Each others fate To love each other again Because it is not to late. 1996, Fran Cannon  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
That is Sweet July 27, 2004 5:25 AM

Fran, what a lovely poem. Somehow it seems sad that you were indecisive & that he had to let you go. He must still be very much in your heart as you in his. How long ago was it that you went your separate ways?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Love Poem to A Friend July 27, 2004 5:14 PM

in the airport surrounded by unwanted sounds you almost shouted the words i love you i love you so much ...and for a moment i died and was resurrected cried and laughed... and we kissed as lovers do tongues touching gently your hand in my hair i smelled the soap scent still lingering on your throat and i wished i could have washed you in the shower kathy do you think of me in the quiet of our nights when our loved ones sated with desire slip into sleep beside us you would not leave your lover for me nor i the woman who snuggles into me but if i had another life to share with you we would sleep as lovers and sleep as friends i love you  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Lost Love July 27, 2004 7:41 PM

Hi Diana, It's been almost 3 years since we went our seperate ways. His love is still in my heart. It was just something that we couldn't work out. We used to chat online, but now I just remember parts of our past and think about him sometimes. He lives 400 miles away now.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Thank you Fran July 27, 2004 10:40 PM

for a little more of your story. Behind everyone of thes poems is a whole story. I love knowing the story...........  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 27, 2004 10:54 PM

Always it is so lovely speaking with you words are inadequate to truly describe the happenings inside of me a space expands in the deep stillness within me And your stillness your depth resonating with the happenings inside of me words are inadequate to truly describe the loveliness of you and I communicating  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Diana July 29, 2004 5:59 PM

you capture the essence of love so gracefully!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Poems of Love July 31, 2004 10:46 PM

These are all good. I'll share one too: Being Loved by Margaret C. Rigsby You are sleeping peacefully as I slide on to the bed trying carefully not to awaken your slumber. It is as though my mere presence next to you delivers you from your dreams as you, in one fluid motion, gather me into your arms, kiss me and tell me of your love. I press closer and link our bodies into one. Your touch, your love feels so safe. I thank God for you. As I close my eyes I feel peace in my heart. Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I awake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. In the meantime I have you and blissful peace. Copyright 1997-2004  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Thank you Sharon August 01, 2004 10:57 PM

It is lovely to hear you say that as I do feel shy about sharing my poems here or anywhere.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Dear Diana H. August 02, 2004 5:23 AM

I am in the "throes" of love... those early days... Your poetry is so beautiful... that I am going to share it with my new love... Thank you for helping to put words to the magic and mystery that is our love... Only a pure heart... one that is able to love deeply Could write so eloquently So gently and passionately About love. That heart is your heart. Blessings Bright and Beautiful Namaste So it is. Whitebird Sings  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Thank you to all for these love poems August 02, 2004 5:31 AM

Sometimes we can become focused on the sadness and loneliness in this world... When really there is all around us the opportunity for love and to love! I see the love that is for you I see the love that is you Namaste So it is Whitebird Sings  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Dear Whitebird song August 02, 2004 8:44 AM

Only a pure heart would recognize another pure heart..... What you said deeply affected me. It has been eight years since I was in a relationship there have been moments wondering if the love had disapeared from me as it was not attracting a wonderful loving man into my life. It was lovely to hear you say what you did about me and love. I do know that is true so no more listening to the doubts. I love to love. Thank you.......  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Dear Diana August 02, 2004 9:01 AM

Goddess Diana, It has been 17 years for me. I remained open to many types of love, my children, friends, clients, students, They all experienced me as loving because I am. But my heart had been heart so deeply by someone who I thought was my true love that I closed it off to lovers. It has been a long journey for me, and it was only once I was no longer afraid, once I was ready to risk That I was able to receive the love of one so dear. Even now, there are times when I must work at keeping my heart open. By I am determined to know love and give love once again. I do love this man. I see the love for me in his eyes. Feel it in his touch. I know that you, Diana, Lady of the Heart will find the same. And the person who you love will love and honour beautiful YOU! And there is nothing that says that you must wait any longer. Namaste Dear Heart Whitebird Sings  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Your response August 11, 2004 8:25 PM

deeply affected me. Your words touched an unheard space within. Reading your response created gentle tears from being heard and acknowledged. My response truly surprised me and I was unable to put words to it. Yes it is similar for me That last relationship……. He was not kind never do I want such a relationship again. Being alone is better. More importantly I needed to learn to be a whole person without needing a man to make me complete. At first that seemed an impossible task for the relationship junkie that I had been. But I knew that it was important. What has happened is so good…… I am a new person More whole. I am now in a new life Knowing it is totally ok to be alone forever should that be the wish of the divine. And also if it should be the wish of the divine I am available for a real relationship….. in love and truth. I will not settle for less. Thank you Whitebird Sings I wish you all the best in your new found relationship.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Poems of Love August 17, 2004 1:09 AM

Love is... a perfect moment shared under the blessing of mary chapin carpenter in a tent.... A sip of wine shared together in plastic under the July 29th Blue Moon.... The taste of our love shared in front of blackberrry bushes full of fruit A sweater on cold day shared wearing your fleece around my waist on Jackson trail.... The last bite of vanilla creamer, of broiled salmon, of chocolate menthes shared It is knowing that for a while our lives are not alone. Trillions of molecules, diatoms, atoms.....and here we are, sharing. It is shared. I am so glad we are lovers. I need you as much as I want you.... And that's ok--that's the way it is today.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Poems of Love August 17, 2004 1:10 AM

Love is... a perfect moment shared under the blessing of mary chapin carpenter in a tent.... A sip of wine shared together in plastic under the July 29th Blue Moon.... The taste of our love shared in front of blackberrry bushes full of fruit A sweater on cold day shared wearing your fleece around my waist on Jackson trail.... The last bite of vanilla creamer, of broiled salmon, of chocolate menthes shared It is knowing that for a while our lives are not alone. Trillions of molecules, diatoms, atoms.....and here we are, sharing. It is shared. I am so glad we are lovers. I need you as much as I want you.... And that's ok--that's the way it is today.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
It's the little moments August 17, 2004 1:15 AM

It's the little moments that I love with you... the quiet and soft ones. Shared ones with 'two', are so much more than with 'one'. It's the little things that touch us to keep memories sharp, like a tiny red rose plant and a tent in the brush...The melting eyes gazing so softly- God that smile- echoes gently within...of my fires not yet touched, and stirs embers of breaths, blushing lips warming cheeks...your fingertips drawing up and down, lower still...flowing, floating and knowing as the goosebumps soon trail...the feel of your lips on me soft and so warm, caring only to give comfort till soon we both's our secret "ever after" that our eyes we convey, as we lie close and hold, touching still every way... We've both "tasted" cinders of fire, yet still know, that the flames deep within us will again rise and glow; when reaching within them we find what we found. For our dreams were our fantasies, and soon became sound...ours alone to keep close in our hearts and to guard, that the ways of this world won't feel half as so hard--when another day's rainfall or dew drops appear, from deep down within us our music we'll hear. Nothing can smolder the flames come what may, calling me drawing me deeper each day.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
I found August 26, 2004 11:20 AM

these poems in English of 1968, I only wrote in Spanish afterwards, not easy to translate. Please bare with me LOVE It's easy and done to love. Two hands that find that they belong. Two eyes that meet two more that talk. Its you and me and, who cares for more. A smile that clings with happiness. A peace that comes no loneliness. To know the truth communicate. To take deep breaths to love, love to. ****** Inside of me a world a life a yell a cry. Strength and will desire to feel To know and live and love and die. To sip the wine that's so divine To trust and fear and sing and plea To be alive and be your wife. ***** Me you who us Time where there no. Give take make love. That will be true. ******and the last...I promise! Again I see the lonely wells of sadness fill. Again my cry in angry tears I drink alone. Again my soul is trapped in anguished fears. Again I smile with a heart thats torn. Again I ask to you and all Why, and why again...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 September 02, 2004 11:41 AM

These are song lyrics, and I did not write them, so I hope it is okay to share them with you. Song: Origin Of Love Lyrics When the earth was still flat, And the clouds made of fire, And mountains stretched up to the sky, Sometimes higher, Folks roamed the earth Like big rolling kegs. They had two sets of arms. They had two sets of legs. They had two faces peering Out of one giant head So they could watch all around them As they talked; while they read. And they never knew nothing of love. It was before the origin of love. The origin of love And there were three sexes then, One that looked like two men Glued up back to back, Called the children of the sun. And similar in shape and girth Were the children of the earth. They looked like two girls Rolled up in one. And the children of the moon Were like a fork shoved on a spoon. They were part sun, part earth Part daughter, part son. The origin of love Now the gods grew quite scared Of our strength and defiance And Thor said, "I'm gonna kill them all With my hammer, Like I killed the giants." And Zeus said, "No, You better let me Use my lightening, like scissors, Like I cut the legs off the whales And dinosaurs into lizards." Then he grabbed up some bolts And he let out a laugh, Said, "I'll split them right down the middle. Gonna cut them right up in half." And then storm clouds gathered above Into great balls of fire And then fire shot down From the sky in bolts Like shining blades Of a knife. And it ripped Right through the flesh Of the children of the sun And the moon And the earth. And some Indian god Sewed the wound up into a hole, Pulled it round to our belly To remind us of the price we pay. And Osiris and the gods of the Nile Gathered up a big storm To blow a hurricane, To scatter us away, In a flood of wind and rain, And a sea of tidal waves, To wash us all away, And if we don't behave They'll cut us down again And we'll be hopping round on one foot And looking through one eye. Last time I saw you We had just split in two. You were looking at me. I was looking at you. You had a way so familiar, But I could not recognize, Cause you had blood on your face; I had blood in my eyes. But I could swear by your expression That the pain down in your soul Was the same as the one down in mine. That's the pain, Cuts a straight line Down through the heart; We called it love. So we wrapped our arms around each other, Trying to shove ourselves back together. We were making love, Making love. It was a cold dark evening, Such a long time ago, When by the mighty hand of Jove, It was the sad story How we became Lonely two-legged creatures, It's the story of The origin of love. That's the origin of love. -Hedwig and the Angry Inch Soundtrack-  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Loving Arms September 02, 2004 12:29 PM

This song has been covered by several folks. My favorite version is by Reilly and Malone, two old folkies from my days in a band. I wish I could sing it the way they can. Loving Arms If you could see me now The one who said that she'd rather roam The one who said she'd rather be alone If you could only see me now If I could hold you now Just for a moment if I could Really make you mine Just for a while turn back the Hands of time If I could only hold you now I've been too long in the wind Too long in the rain Taking any comfort that I can Looking back and longing for the freedom from my chains Lying in your loving arms again If you could hear me now Singing somewhere through the lonely nights Dreaming of loving arms that held me tight If you could only hear me now I've been too long in the wind Too long in the rain Taking any comfort that I can Looking back and longing for the freedom from my chains Lying in your loving arms again I've been too long in the wind Too long in the rain Taking any comfort that I can Looking back and longing for the freedom from my chains Lying in your loving arms again I can almost feel your loving arms again  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Making a brief appearance between breakdowns... September 02, 2004 11:21 PM

Friends and other things
by Margaret C. Rigsby

On a rainy night
you held me in your arms
cradling me against your body.
I offered my kisses,
yours were warm and soft.

We talked of life and philosophies
of God, death and love
as we explored each others bodies
in timidity and newness
like the rain that fell outside.

My soul trembled
with a bittersweet regret and urge.
You comforted me,
held me when I cried.

Though I knew by all my instincts
that you wanted to possess my body
for but a while,
you protected me against not only your longings
but my own.
I could feel the safety in your strong arms
as they held me closely,
your sweet lips gently meeting mine.

We both knew the night would end,
but something passed between us
that was kind and generous and unselfish,
it was a seed ripening from the rain called friendship.

(C) all rights reserved

I couldn't resist posting this.  It is one of my favorites.  I hope that you will enjoy it also.

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These tears September 03, 2004 1:01 AM

I found this in some poetry that I wrote a few years ago after my husband was killed.Hope it's ok for it to be here.All of you are the first and only one's to read it.Love and Peace to ya! Traci Michelle

                      "These Tears"

These tears I cry aren't all for pain,

     each one represents the sunshine and rain.

        The joy and laughter,sorrow and fears,

            the things that we shared through all of our years.

They are tears for the day,you looked in my eyes,

        and told me you loved me.....

             Oh, how I cried!

They are tears of a memory of our wedding day

     they fell so free as we did say,

        the " I Do" of forever that day would bring,

          sweet memories inside of a golden ring.

These tears are for each of all the days,

     our children were born,

         and we taught them our ways.

For the precious moments we watched them grow,

     showing them all of the things that we know.

        Last but not least,these tears are for you,

           the love of my lifetime,my dreams come true.

And for the day that you left and our Gods called you home,

     for every night I spend alone.

        These tears I cry are for all of our times,

          when life was with us and you were mine.

For our children....that miss you to

   Sweetheart,I cry these tears for you.

                     By Traci Michelle...7/2000

Dedicated to a wonderful man,precious husband and loving father>>>John Dewey Wood...3/16/64--6/13/00 

We love and miss you...Traci Michelle

                              Brianna,Jesse and Ashley

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Such Lovely Poems September 12, 2004 5:28 PM

Ruth, your lovely words evoke much, particularly like the line Give take Make love. That will be true. Margaret, I can see why that one is one of your favourites; I love the integrity of the meeting of the 2 without being selfish. Oh Traci,, this belongs here in the Poems of Love. How sad to lose person of such depth of love from your life and how lovely to know that you can continue to love him forever.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Diana September 13, 2004 5:36 AM

Diana...Thank you so much for your words of encouragement to me...feels good to hear it sometimes.Always ....I will love my John and keep him alive in my heart and soul..and in the memories of our children...I think that's how I deal with his death.Love and peace to you....Traci Michelle  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 September 16, 2004 11:21 AM

Traci, that was such a beautiful poem.  It really showed the love you have for him and forever will.  Thanks for sharing.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Impressive!!! September 16, 2004 2:14 PM

There are so many "Good Poets" in here!


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