Monthly Archives: December 2010

Traces of You

Traces of you

I trace the contours of your being upon the folds of life

I wrap you up into myself to stop the flight of time

I count the years and save each day we leave behind

You are the treasure I will cherish until the day I die

I see the gleam of happiness in your tired eyes

I close the blinds so only you can be my source of light

And in the dark when I’m alone I climb upon your rays

You are the sunlight I will seek until the end of my days

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Patience Versus Tolerance

Patience versus Tolerance

Your indulgent smile, mixed with my tears

Makes me feel like a child burdened with years

You tease my emotions; you ease all my pain

And when you comfort me gently, you put me to shame.

Not a word of impatience; not a moment’s indifference;

Not a stroke of rejection, and that makes all the difference.

For I never want the shadow of tolerance, with its cold rationality

To displace your warm patience, and its light conviviality.

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Cocoon

Cocoon

Underneath the soft folds

Protected from light

Protected from sight

I awake to new life

Through closed eyes I perceive

The darkness of warmth

The contours of dream

The scent that I know

The velvet I touch

The rhythm I feel

The comfort you give

The strength that I take

From that nourishing flow

Evanescent fantasies

Condense as emotions

In a torrent of passion

With moist lips I explore

The flower that grows

From the seed of our love

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Stronger

Stronger

I know the force of habit

That makes each day seem the same

I sensed the sweet temptation

Of lovers without name

I felt the harsh indifference

Shower the coldness of fall rain

I have sensed time and distance

Lay memories to shame

I know the power of hatred

To destroy all the past

And to transform each memory

Into a regretful farce

But I promise you sincerely

In the name of all I love

That our feelings are stronger

Than everything I know

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Your Hometown

Your hometown

Bring me to your youthful past

To old memories, hidden desires

Like a hot and luminous fire

Sheds new light upon a familiar home.

Lay me down upon your memories

Gently, as upon a bed of flowers

Let our present love reveal

Every moment’s hidden powers.

And when you will feel tempted

To live only in the past

Twirling softly, cradling gently

Former lovers in your arms,

Let the shower of my kisses

Wake you up from former flings

Let us toast the days we’re missing

Celebrating our new dreams.

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Dream

Dream

Eyes sparkling deep
Lightest of sleep
Mouth full of kisses
All that I’m missing
Hands that explore
Lips that adore
Don’t hesitate
Forget your regret
Delve into me
Swim in my sea
Ride on my waves
Find all enclaves
Richest of life
Passion and strife
Full of emotion
To and fro motion
Flow like a stream
Color my dream
Show me desire
Lift me up higher
Take my breath away
With your gentle sway
Give me a pleasure
Beyond all measure
Shine from afar
Explode like a star

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Klimt’s Women

Klimt’s women

Elongated, sinuous forms, golden leafs

Pressed between quivering lips

Caressed by the fugue of your fingertips

Kissed by the intangible touch

Of eyes filled with insatiable desire

Thousands of eager sirens can’t

Quench the thirst of your parched needs

Their elusive, tempting, slippery bodies

Glide silently into all of your dreams

As waves of emotion moisten

Only for a brief, fugitive moment

The inconsolable loneliness you feel

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A Siren’s Song

A siren’s song

I have risen, gentle lover

From the quiet depths of sea

To encircle you forever

Into me

My hair is the ocean’s currents

My touch is the softest breeze

I excite the sweetest torments

That exist

My eyes sparkle in the moonlight

Glitter like the richest gems

Making everything seem bright

That you see

In my arms, forget the future

Let the past be but a dream

Let the second flow forever

Like a stream

And when you remember others

Let the music of my song

Soothe away your deepest troubles

Nothing’s wrong

Let my body be your treasure

Let your sorrow be our prayer

Forget every rule and measure

Have no care

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Diamonds and Pearls

Diamonds and pearls

You ask me why my tears flow

Full, round, one falling upon the other

Strung together like translucent pearls

Drops of emotion filled with generosity

Yet errant, overwhelming, capricious

Cupped by moist eyes and begging

To be consoled by trembling hands

Or kissed by soft, compassionate lips

In a quivering voice I give you my answer

Life’s like a search of precious stones

Among the dull, nondescriptive pebbles

Strewn along our paths we find

Rare moments of pleasure and joy

Gleaming with the unmistakable intensity

Of diamonds that even retrospectively

Have density and endure the test of time

These are the only memories that count

What we experience here and now

These are the only moments we exist

The rest, my love, we merely live

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