Written with air ... (dolor)

Written with air ... (dolor)

A Poem by Richard
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Free Verse

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Written with air …

There may come a time
when thoughts dissipate,
like frost that lingered
as lace on green blades;
and, like early dew,
you are no longer here,
inside my mind, my soul ...
my heart unthawed
by life's sun 
bowing  out,

in abjured encore.


Where have our moments gone,
those that called us out to dance,
to warmly embrace it all,
to revel in laughter's afterglow,
shining with tears of forgiveness;
and, what of all the gold we shared,
our hours spent
in ethereal lovemaking?


I knew you - oh so well ...
the child inside,
the woman of you, too,
and all that life called us to be,
together ~
in the spark of eternal
forevermore.


Our days and nights,
spent wrapped in splendor,
thrust together,
entwined like vines
with insatiable fingers ...
swimming your pools
of endless depth,
those verdant portals
into your soul.


It is as though ...
a mystical wand passed over us,
and like the sigh
of a baby's first breath ...
here, in soft feathered touch,

... shhh!


Gone now,

forevermore ...
as if we, You and I,
were merely ~
Written with air.


Richard W. Jenkins
©2016


Not my best work, I know, but I needed to say something that felt real,
exactly as it crossed my heart ... I know you understand.
I didn't even stop to check for spelling ...

so very much unlike me ... LOL!
Any help is welcomed.


© 2016 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
Illustration: Wikimedia Commons

Yeah, I know, it needs something … any help will be appreciated. : )

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A beautiful post, full of sincere emotions that poets can express so readily.. (whether edited or not.) Your sincerity is more than apparent by some wonderful said phrases, 'Where have our moments gone, ~ those that called us out to dance, ~ to warmly embrace it all, ~ to revel in laughter's afterglow,..:

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Emma Joy,
I have always looked forward to your deeply expressive, gratifying, and .. read more



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True to life ... and life is what we make of it. Deflated dreams are when reality sets in and the heart sinks to lowest depths and cries.We ask is it possible to forget those times that have made indelible marks on mind body and soul.


Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Kitty,
Your words are so real, so knowing, so very deeply touching.
I realize your que.. read more
kitty

5 Months Ago

Thanks for understanding the rhetorical nature of my my review. I am sure other readers will unders.. read more
It is a wonderful expression of thought in motion. It is graceful and thought provoking.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

9 Months Ago

Aw,
Gee, thanks, Cherrie.
Am new here.....and this was the first piece I saw on my feed and I enjoyed it.am looking to more

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

10 Months Ago

Welcome to the site, and thanks for reading my poem.
Glad you enjoyed it, too.
Brush-u.. read more
Wonderfully expressed! Personally loved 'As if we, you and I, were merely written with air'. Amazing

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

11 Months Ago

Hello, Anaya! : )
How delightfully lovely your words touch and praise an olde bard's hopeful .. read more
This is so beautifully descriptive and vivid! You're very articulate and eloquent. Detailed, but not verbose. You were able to describe things without sounding obscene. Instead, you were able to describe it as passionate and firey love affair. :)

Well done, Richard! :D

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Hi, Mari,
Welcome to the Café. : )
Your lovely and meaningful review of this rather p.. read more
"as if we, You and I,
were merely ~
Written with air."

I think this is my favourite of yours, Richard, after that French Kyrielle! The words you chose to portray the emotions really touch the heart (at least mine lol) and it does feel relatable too...
Beautiful read! (:

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Hi, Lady Yumna! : )
How wonderful to see you today, and to receive such an appreciative glow .. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

You're welcome, Richard! A pleasure always reading your pieces (:
ok, it's still early morning.. and I've been hesitant to review this piece, been "ignoring it" for days...ok here it goes.Free verse and technique I'm sure, is spot on. general theme...you're killing me! :-p Overall feeling?...ouch ouch and more ouch! Forgotten love?.oh the pain! sweet loving memories and a question in regards to what and who is remembered.Hard to believe such things can be written in the air...and just blown away. Why and was 'it" ever real to begin with. Why must it be this way. idk.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Susan,
Though, I certainly appreciate and enjoy it that you've selected this piece to read an.. read more
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I think the way you structure it makes it more charming and lively. The picture depicts feelings written in air(I guess),the title also suggests something which doesn't have much impact. I think the overall idea is love.
I admire the vocab and I need to say, I'm drawing a lot of inspiration!
Wonderful! "shining with tears of forgiveness;"

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Tazeen,
Your thoughtful, in-depth, and insightful review truly has blessed my humb.. read more
i followed this easily ...i think its fine unless you want some other dimension to come into play ...your theme...two people in love with history of youthful exuberance ...devil may care fire ... burn it up and slide through middle age all the way to a quiet time of lifes review ...at least one of them ..but it could be both ...i like being able to write my own ending ..as the beginning of the next adventure or ... sadly ... the end ;(
E.
ps. as i was reading this (out loud) my thoughts went pretty fast to .. i'll tell you what happens ...children happen!!! one gets so busy with them its a blur until they are grown, gone and now you can reflect ... without stress nor demand ;)))

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yep ..i agree :) imperfection is a given in any earthly endeavor ... :))))))))
Richard

1 Year Ago

We so pleasantly see eye-to-eye, My Fine, Delightful Friend. : )
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

:) ..................
Mmmm, not your best work????

Well, you may be right ~ for you have penned & shared so many Masterpieces with us, it is vitually impossible to pick out a "best one".

Richard, each line/stanza of this exquisite piece is filled with so much passion, as well as with yearning, feelings of lonliness, a deep abiding love & finally, regrets of the loss of the love that once was.

This is an overall sad piece of writing but at the same time ... is beautiful in the wording & visual presentation ~ well done my friend.

Please take care & have a wonderful day.

Blessings,🙏
~ mj

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Hi, Mary Jo!
Thanks for such a broad scope of view shared in your heartfelt words for this hu.. read more
heavenscentgirl1

1 Year Ago

It's always my pleasure to read your words ... mj

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