Monthly Archives: October 2010

Siesta

Siesta

When I hear the wind whistling through the trees

I think of the sunny breeze that soothed our tired bodies

That dried pearly beads from your glistening, soft skin

That, when you left, wiped away tears of loneliness and chagrin.

When I see the brightness of the shining sun

I think of the rays of hope that seeped through our blinds

That striped our sleep with the shadows of clouds

That illuminated our souls with the sparkle of life.

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When

When…

When the weight of the world comes crashing down on my shoulders,
When moments of sorrow chain together a pearly strand of tears,
When bad luck pursues me with the hunger of a starving wolf,
When I mourn and regret the day I never asked to be born,
I turn to you.

And with the strength of your friendship you lift the weight of the world,
And with the compassion of your desire you tell me I look beautiful in pearls,
And with the endurance of your loyalty you protect me from the twists of fate,
And with the fervor of your prayers you make me appreciate each day,
And with the power of your love you make me want to live again.
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With and Without You

With and without you

With you, I want to see the world in all of its resplendent hues

The summer greens, the vivid reds, the sunny yellows and the ocean blues.

I want to taste upon your lips the salty flavor of the sea

And as I delve into your waves, I wish to learn what it means to be.

And when you push me gently away so you can catch your breath

I want to feel the rhythm of life in the air you exhale.

And when I pull you back towards me until we move as one

I want to feel the warmth you give with the brightness of the sun.

And when you leave I want to feel your presence like a dream

A velvety voice, the ring of laughter, a smile I’ve barely seen.

I want to feel you rule my world even when we are apart

I want to know our separate lives pulsate in the same heart.

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The Tide

The tide

I see the brightness of the sun in your adoring gaze
I feel the coolness of the sea in your light caress
I sense the softness of the breeze in your gentle face
You fill my soul with love and tenderness.

Your words make my heart echo and resonate
Your unique beauty can only surprise and inspire
Each phrase you utter, each thought you formulate
Attracts and repels me with simultaneous respect and desire.

You mold my body like a sculptor with your eager touch
You trace its contours with both palms and tongue
I moan with pleasure as I cry with pain; I feel so much
That you are the only melody that can accompany my song.

I am attuned to the gentle music of each breath you take
Your skin tantalizes my hands with its fragile softness
I dance to the slow rhythm of each move you make
As you fill and deplete my soul with the tide of happiness.
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You are Everything

You are everything

The waves of the sea envelop my being and carry me away
To a space where the tears of solitude join the sky of regret
And the passage of time becomes frozen in infinity.
In that space the pain of existence is effaced
By the gentle flow of each passing day.
You are the waves, you are the space, you are the sea.

The summer wind flirts with my skirt as I set sail on this lonely path
It makes me laugh all to myself as I remain alone and untouched.
I am surrounded by voices, by beings and glances,
By the push and pull of a hectic life,
Yet all I hear is the cries of my heart
Longing to join the silence of your touch.
You are the voice, you are the touch, you are the wind.

The burning sun closes my eyes to the flickering flame we call life
Making me wonder where each pulse of our hearts
And each breath will carry us
I follow that light like a blind woman moving through the tunnel of fate
Seeking to find a glimmer of hope, the illumination
Of meaning in those dark corridors
And there, I find you. You are the light, you are the hope, you are the sun.
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My love, I will come to you tonight

My love, I will come to you tonight

My love, I will come to you tonight
To make waves of desire in the stillness of your sleep
Without causing a storm, without perturbing your dreams.
I will flow along the softness of your skin
As a summer wind, as a tranquil stream.
And my gift to you will be the light of the sun,
A prism of feelings with the power of song.
Since with you this brief moment we call human life
Is a chasm we cross in a thrilling flight.
And if in your sleep, you will fly with me,

I promise to love you and be true to thee;
To welcome you warmly with a burning heart;
To the infinite space of our mortal love.
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Blown Away by the Gentle Breeze

Blown Away by the Gentle Breeze

Without seeking anyone, I found you upon my path

As a gratuitous gift from a fate that appeared haphazard and blind,

As a rare blessing in a life sheltered from the gaze of the divine.

Without feeling empty, you filled a void I thought I lacked

As an evanescent happiness that dissolves into an impossible dream,

As an inspiring illusion that traces the boundaries of everyday reality.

Without being lonely, I kept your distant company in mind

As an intimate closeness that intertwines parallel paths,

As a bond of freedom that attracts but never unites.

Without needing solace, I was moved by your intangible touch

As a gentle breeze that caresses the dark evening sky,

As the hurricane of emotions that has elevated my life.

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The Book of Life

The Book of Life

Our changing moods leaf through my life
Like the wind sweeps through the pages of a book.
Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by emotion
And need you with the desperation of a child;
At others I live with you a gentle and untroubled love story
A slice of human existence frozen in time.
Sometimes the plot twists and turns
And I wreathe from the pain of jealousy and hate;
At other times the rhythmic waves of passion
Soothe everything and carry us away.
And when you close yourself with care and sadness
I open your being with the gentleness of my caress;
And when I burst in flames of madness
You shelter my fire with the cup of your hands.
Sometimes I feel that our story is over,
That the plot has nowhere left to go
But all I need is the touch of your finger
To perceive infinity in the book we are writing each day.

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Invitation

Invitation

Concentric circles of expanding emotion
Fluttering wings of butterflies in motion
Light breath hastened by excitement
Trembling hands eager to find you
Soft body seeking your touch
Fine hair leaving waves in the sand
Warm lips melt your shyness away
Tears of love invite you to stay

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