Always Mine (lookin' back)

Always Mine (lookin' back)

A Poem by Richard
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"Eights 'n Sixes" (see "Author's Notes" below for rules: I would be honored if any would like to try this original form, and any who do, please let me know)

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   Always Mine

~-~·~-~**~-~·~~·~~·~~·~~·~~·~-~


Oh, Darling, see how I miss thee...

while you've been gone, My Dear.

Each starlit night two souls take flight

on wings of loving care.


Mine travels far to where You are

in search of your sweet touch,

and everywhere I look with care

for all we've shared so much.


Those days bygone still linger on

right here within my heart,

I know yours, too, has remained true,

ne'er are our souls apart.


It matters yet, I'll not forget;

your tender affection.

That moon above knows I'm in-love,

You are my perfection.


I know I'm less, I must confess,

than all you might desire,

but hold me tight with all your might,

stoke high my burning fire.


Be ever glad for all we've had,

'tis long our hearts now wed;

that blossomed rose of ours that grows

drank every tear we've shed,


and when it blooms, its sweet perfumes

caress us once again.

Tho, heard it's told not all is gold ...

to Thee I've this refrain:


"If all the stars fell from the skies,

the sun and moon, both failed to shine ...

if every sea and river dries,

still in my heart ~ You're always mine."


~-~·~-~**~-~·~~·~~·~~·~~·~~·~-~

       Richard W. Jenkins

                 ©2015




© 2016 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
"Doubledown Style 1 (or) Eights 'n Sixes"
Original form created by
Richard W. Jenkins
© 1 Apr 1987

Any number of 4-line verses about anything:
Aligned left or centered.

Syllable count per verse:
8/6/8/6

Rhyme scheme:
xxxaxxxa
xxxxxb
xxxcxxxc
xxxxxb

xxxdxxxd
xxxxxe
xxxfxxxf
xxxxxe

Etc...

(not part of the form: in this poem, ending with an 8-count quatrain refrain)

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Richard,
"Always Mine (lookin back)
This poem is a reminder of how reality and its meaning stays real to our souls. Relationship is so important and it is given and prominent position in this poem. "those days bygone still linger on right here within my heart. I know yours too has remained true, ne'er our souls apart."
It is like this one person-memory and love is the gold standard and is treated as such. "If all the stars fell from the skies, the sun and moon both failed to shine...if every sea and river dries, still in my heart your always mine."
I am tickled by your word choice too as it lends to the very sound of the feeling brought forth. Don't know if I am making sense. Anyway, I had such a nice time reading.
Bless you.
Kathy


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

"yours" gloriously bright and soft unto the heart and soul*
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Hey there you are just having fun and I love it!! Words surely are your gift to bestow flames of be.. read more
Richard

1 Month Ago

Bye, Ms. Kathy,
A most wondrously beautiful afternoon to ya, m'lady! : )



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What a fun time this was for me but you deserve some points......Oops...pressed the button to soon...Here you go.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

LOL!
I often do that, Kathy … the site allows edits on gimped reviews, ya know. 🙄
Richard,
"Always Mine (lookin back)
This poem is a reminder of how reality and its meaning stays real to our souls. Relationship is so important and it is given and prominent position in this poem. "those days bygone still linger on right here within my heart. I know yours too has remained true, ne'er our souls apart."
It is like this one person-memory and love is the gold standard and is treated as such. "If all the stars fell from the skies, the sun and moon both failed to shine...if every sea and river dries, still in my heart your always mine."
I am tickled by your word choice too as it lends to the very sound of the feeling brought forth. Don't know if I am making sense. Anyway, I had such a nice time reading.
Bless you.
Kathy


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

"yours" gloriously bright and soft unto the heart and soul*
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Hey there you are just having fun and I love it!! Words surely are your gift to bestow flames of be.. read more
Richard

1 Month Ago

Bye, Ms. Kathy,
A most wondrously beautiful afternoon to ya, m'lady! : )
One thing I'm admiring in your work is the ability to write in a variety of genres. I work in free style. It's impressive to me and as I have been trying a few of your styles it is a challenge to make something of caliber. It's easy to write: the bird is red...like I have said...what color do you see...no, it's not blue...joke is on you...etc... 4/4/6 making funny little rhyming attempts.
For you tho it reads so smoothly and genuinely touches the soul as it is taken in. For this I commend! Your poetry truly takes the reader to another place, has depth and passion! So far in every piece I've read a naturally romantic tone has been behind the words. Out of the heart the mouth speaks a good heart yours must be!
--My favorite part in this piece--
Be ever glad for all we've had
''Tis long our hearts now wed
That blossomed rose of ours that grows
Drank every tear we've shed
That stanza has me GEEKING OUT!! LOVE IT!! Very powerful lines there!! Profound beyond words can explain!! Well penned! You have exploding talent in poetry!
Tabby

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Tabby Dear,
As a long-tenured teacher of poetry, it is natural that I would venture forth int.. read more
Tabby Mac

5 Months Ago

Well that explains a lot! Haha
I indeed will tap on your shoulder when ready. I could use wi.. read more
Richard

5 Months Ago

Tabby,
You speak with the heart of a consummate poetess, one that captivates and inspires ….. read more
I'm not sure if I can review this poem and give it the praise it deserves..format aside ( one of my favorites)...it pulls at my heart from start to finish..I think those tenderest of souls have that unique ability to wrap up those memories and cherish them a lifetime..always choosing to remember then forget sweet love from another time.Ohh this brings out such feelings in me, makes me remember,hope and always dream. Just amazingly touching...I feel like crying (no worries, happens all the time) Such poetry goes straight to the heart and snuggles in. I truly loved this piece. Thank you Richard.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Well, Susan,
Im my mind's-eye, you've done a marvelous job of adequately expressing yourself .. read more
susancapozzi

5 Months Ago

I have the best teacher... :-)
Richard

5 Months Ago

And, I, the best student! ; )
So lovely, but my favorite :
Be ever glad for all we've had,
'tis long our hearts now wed;
that blossomed rose of ours that grows
drank every tear we've shed,"
Another interesting form, my friend...you make me want to try it. No breath holding though!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

LOL!
Okay, Claire,
I'll not hold my breath waiting for your rendition of Eights 'n Six.. read more
A lovely tender piece - when I read it, I quickly set a slow and quiet pace, like that of a lovers whisper, and to be able to make a reader do that, I feel it takes a lot of skill on the writers part. The rhymes enhance the roll-of-the-tongue flow of the poem. The only possible thing I can bring to your attention is the rhyme in the first stanza (Dear and care) - to me this doesn't rhyme but I might just be reading it wrong or you might have done it purposefully... the last thing I can think to mention is the wonderful picture at the top - for me, the fine "butterfly" wings represent the delicate beauty of love, and the dark sky represents the ever present threats in life...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Ross,
Some of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of your reviews is that you let me kno.. read more
R.M.C

1 Year Ago

Like always, it was a pleasure to read your work. As to the first stanza, I want to thank you for th.. read more
Very gracefully stated message about love & longing. I like the way this poetic form sounds when reading aloud. Your message is reminiscent of a love that's lasted for decades, the kind where two people almost become each other, they're so connected. I'll be honest, some of your phrasing has been taken from the book of over-used descriptions of love . . . but just like the people who immerse themselves in this kind of love, they also appreciate familiarity more than originality. Good job & good example of how to use your poetic form.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you so very much for reading this piece of romantic triteness, M'Dear, and for whatever of it .. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I haven't been in love for decades, so I'm sure I'm no expert . . . (((HUGS)))
Richard

1 Year Ago

Oh, I think you know well enough what love is all about* ; )
Thank you so dearly for the coz.. read more
Simply beautiful Richard. You have created your own form thus proving your mastery of the poetic form. In this one you capture romantic emotions in a flowing, classical style.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you, John,
it is always a pleasure to receive your gratifying words of praise and appre.. read more
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A sweet harmony of the heart and mind.

I like the rhyme scheme that you have invented. It adds beautiful rhythm to the poem. The title leads the reader in the main intent of the speaker, and the verses open a new window into his soul for the beloved.

The imagery whispered through the vivid imagery is but echoes of the longing heart.

I did give it a try, and it was fun indeed :D

thank you for sharing with us :D

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you for giving my form a try, and for all the accolades and appreciation bestowed upon this ro.. read more
Richard

5 Months Ago

Thank you again, Dear Moonskittles : )
Richard

5 Months Ago

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I don't know much about form and structure Rascal, but I do know what I like when I read it. This is gorgeous!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Lynn! : )

Well, the world of poetry is composed of literally hundreds of .. read more

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