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a world of joy-filled magic (re-breath)

a world of joy-filled magic (re-breath)

A Poem by Richard
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    A world of joy-filled magic
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            There is
            a certain sort of
            comfort in loneliness ...
            a resignation,
            apathy watching
            others together.

            Aching eyes avert ...
            pain tries
            to color moments,
            but is blocked
            by lack of inner-light
            to bless
            even its grey hues.

            An ilk --
            of numbness,
            pervading recollection
            appears.

            As though…
            texture
            has been stripped
            from all life's surface.

            Then,
            is heard ...
            a familiar sort of laugh,
            caught ~ a glimpse
            of breeze-teased
            flaxen hair,
            the Southern Star
            in a moon-lit
            cloudless night,
            the gentle sway of hips ...

            and,
            it shamelessly flows back:
            When warmth mattered,
            your sleeping softness
            wrapped my heart
            in a sense
            of pure,
            innocent awe ...

            those moments,
            with you
            I felt fresh...
            when I watched quietly,
            as each rise and fall
            of your breasts
            was a world
            of joy-filled magic ~

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          Richard W. Jenkins
                       ©2016


© 2016 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
Image courtesy Google images.

Hm, it's pretty, but is there something missing; is it too simple?
Well, it's early morning and I just had the first hot sip of lapsang … I'll check it again later.

Constructive comments and critique are always welcome … any help is appreciated! : )

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Nothing missing for me. To move from the lonely side of life to the recollection of love and beauty- it seems this is how most of us experience the world . . . In starkness, sadness, grey numb solitude. . . And in the awe of love whether remembered or current. I loved the transition from one movement to the other, so gracefully made- one moment texture stripped away, and the next, a laugh that brings it all back, the life and the love. the contrasts are very effective and capture what feels like a universal experience for those who travel through life plunging to the depths and rising up again, resilence winning out as memory and gratitude mix to rejuvinate our weary souls. fluid and so real, i appreciate taking this journey with you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Ah, Marianne,
Such a way with words you possess, and how beautifully you use this gift to ble.. read more



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This is a beautiful piece, I expect no less from you, but I'm having difficulty relating. I cannot remember ever being lonely, or pining for a lost love, maybe because I was always the first to say - "Hey! I'm not happy, you're not happy, let's not make painful memories. Let us leave with love still in our hearts, and be glad of our time together." With the exception of my second husband (the one who lost his damn mind and thought it was a good idea to hurt me!), all of my loves have sweet spots in my heart and all taught me a little more about how to love. That said, I do understand that this is not the case for many, many people and pain is the predominant emotion when memories crowd the mind, and I am sorry for them, heartache physically hurts and I imagine that loneliness has its own special ache. You write so beautifully that even one who cannot or does not recognize the emotions you take such care to accurately yet poetically express can taste the flavor of it, the essence of it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Ah, M'Lovely Lady Carol,
'Tis such a beautiful compliment your words of praise have gifted th.. read more
Lay off the lapsang..Ha...just kidding... :)...
Beautiful.. soft.. and real...
I do wonder if any man truly
ever felt this way about his woman
or even ever watched her breathe ?
maybe, .... and how special THAT
would be...............sigh.

Lovely-Sweet

JAZZY

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Ah, Lady Jasmine,
I love to see your name as reviewer beneath my poems, because I know I'm al.. read more
J. J.  Nightingale

1 Month Ago

You are welcome kind Sir...... :).............
Nothing is missing for me, simply a magical ethereal piece of real emotions that sweep through the reader's heart and drift them with Your wave of glorious changing of feelings, like a drak silence being raised slowly with a gentle twinkling light, how You took us with Your private journey, from Your gloomy emptiness, when Your heart like a hole, thinking that You are now empty forever, even the loving scenes around You don't affect You, or touch You... then a little thing, a shy sign... caresses indepth those hidden feelings, litting the candle inside, and those bittersweet memories, this miraculous memory becoming warmly alive again inside You, taking You back, where the warmth of/inside You was like a fountain, a need to give as to take, Stunning magnificent piece, of real feelings.... The ending verse alone is a real masterpiece!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago


Dear GH,
I am so glad to know you reviewed this one for me … the site never said a .. read more
Light

1 Month Ago

You are so welcome, and I believe this to be added to my most favorites from You, there is a certain.. read more
Richard

1 Month Ago

I am deeply honored, M'Lady*
It is simple, but not too simple...it is lovely. There is a softness to your words that draws me in. Beautiful, beautiful writing. :) Julie

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

7 Months Ago

Julie,
You well know how i love to see your name under one of my poems, because I'm assured a.. read more
"When warmth mattered,
your sleeping softness
wrapped my heart
in a sense
of pure,
innocent awe ..."

I found myself in awe and lost in this piece. It is truly a beautiful read from the first till the last stanza.

I used to fear loneliness sometime ago, but as time passed I think it has its comforts and there is certainly a deep calm within it.

This is a lovely piece for sure.


Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

7 Months Ago

Ah, you return, Little Flower! : )
Successfully certified, I trust.
Yumna, it is quite.. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

7 Months Ago

Yes, I finally returned although I was always here in the background just reading.

It.. read more
Richard

7 Months Ago

I feel a warm, happy blush! 😊
Dear Richard,
i'm back to read your poems and here's one new for me. It has a catching beginning: yes, there is a kind of comfort in being lonely. And watching others together tells so much more as it ever did before. Some gestures can get you because they had been familiar to you, too. I like these lines, they show emotions without being too sweet (if you know what i mean).
I stumbled over "pain tries to color moments, but is blocked ...", sounded false to me first but now i see it. Pain can color moments, makes them meaningful and big, so you can feel like a tragic hero in an old movie. But the resignation keeps even that pain away, like a pillow or a glassbell. Oh yes, i understand. And of course it's you, Richard, and you come back to the light, a little laughter like Prousts famous Madeleines brings back the memories. I love the image of the Southern star in a moon-lit cloudness night. Then you're with the sleeping softness (and we are with you) and it's a sensitive love that watches carefully, just like a mosquito on the wall could do.
I appreciate and admire your talent and hope you won't stop giving us your beautiful poetry.
All the best for you, my friend.
Annie

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Ahhh, M'Dear Annie!
How I've missed you, and how sad the site did not let me know you'd left .. read more
It is special to read the inner depths of another's love memories so deep. Please do not change a thing as we are all in process of learning and changing every day. As for it's content it is very good . Blessings Kathy

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Kathy,
Your words are as a warmly soothing balm, reassuring an unsure bard his wea.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Your kindness and affection for your fellow travelers of this earth is just so nice and welcoming. I.. read more
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FIN
Wow. Touchingly written, from start to finish, with a soft hand and a smooth voice. Each word chosen, I feel, to evoke the softness and tenderness of the love which awaits at the end.

Purity... innoncence, even through the dark hopeless moments held above the ending, loving stanzas heads.

The typography surely helped with the mood, which was a wonderful use of such.

Wish I could play around with such on my, iPhone... too bad that's not an option; each font definitely helps create an atmosphere. And you have done so wonderfully.

With the vernacular chosen, the layout of each line and stanzas and the typeface all adhere to honesty and trust and gracefulness (through my lowly poetic eyes).

Nicely expressed and well composed, tale of love lost (or never had) and then found.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

9 Months Ago

if you are open to a variety of poetic enjoyment, it would be my pleasure to recommend the next poem.. read more
FIN

9 Months Ago

Absolutely, Friend! Always open to reading and analyzing such works of others'.
Richard

9 Months Ago

. . .⁓✨⁓. . .
This is truly poetry to fall in love by, which seems to be your forte, time after time!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Ohhh, Kelly Honey,
I am so sorry to be late for you … you left your beautiful blessing of s.. read more
I really enjoyed this poem, it really captured my imagination, and the emotions you conveyed really hit a note with me. Sometimes simple is best, trying to convey too much can lose the emotion felt in the poem so I am glad it is simple, great work.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

How sorry I am, Uesugi, to be commenting so late on your wonderfully gratifying words of appreciatio.. read more

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