I speak to thee of Love ⁓ (imagery shared)

I speak to thee of Love ⁓ (imagery shared)

A Poem by Richard
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Prose Poetry (of thoughts, feelings, emotions spoken to an imaginary lover) something a little different from me … I hope it's okay.

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   You are comfortable

   in a thin, loose cotton dress,

   on a soft-cushioned,

   white rattan chair,

   me cross-legged on the grass

   close in front of you …

   the way I sit

   when writing poetry.


"Now …

   I ask you to close your eyes,

   imagining us in this moment ~

   sitting calmly, relaxed, at ease,

and listen quietly ~

to my soft words."


The golden retriever, Sandy, laying 'longside us, too … we’re beside my pond

beneath the willow, where I daydream, contemplate, and compose poetry …

the breeze is warm and gentle, the sky clear blue, cattails dancing slowly

to a gentle wind’s rhythm, swaying rushes whispering their secrets,

and I begin to warmly, softly speak:

“In what I’m about to share with you, I am compelled by love.


"In my world ~

   in my mind, heart, and soul,

   in my entire being

   there is no limitation to love.


   Its variety, depth, place,

   or in how it is felt, born into being,

   and for every instance, circumstance,

   emotion, desire, need, and yearning ~

   on and on,

   there is a place for love to dwell,

   to breathe, to soar,

   to be felt and embraced ~


   Eternally,

   love is endless and indefinable;

   it cannot be contained by ideals,

   morals, religion, dogma, or philosophies …

   nor, can it be made to fit, to be contained

   into or constrained by

   systems or beliefs."


There will never be a limit to love, and everyone, anyone,

even animals like Sandy,

sitting and listening quietly there beside us, can possess, embrace,

and feel love

in her own ways, at any time, in any circumstance, for a moment,

a day, a week, a year, or a lifetime,

and no one can tell love when or how to come or when to go,

and certainly not how to feel it or how it should feel,

and what its effects should be.


"This is but a small part in

my feeling of love,

and there is endlessly more

I cannot convey by word,

and when I say, 'I love You,'

it is not contingent

or dependent

on your thoughts or beliefs,

but upon the essence,

the degree of how it touches

envelopes, and invites me

into its glorious realm.


With all my dedication

I shall keep it just as it is,

making sure that nothing

deprives me of it …


Besides,

I believe the heart decides

who it loves, in what ways,

and how deeply …

not you or I, nor anyone,

or anything else.


Simply put,

My Beautiful Darling,

I’ve no choice, but I can choose,

as can You,

not to share love’s compelling forces,

and to me, this is the worst,

most painful,

most devastating injustice

of them all;


nor, is it possible

that I control my dreams,

their content,

or who accompanies

me in them."


   I stand, lean over,

   cup your face gently in my hands,

   kiss your eyes, your cheeks,

   your mouth as softly, lovingly,

   and longingly as is possible for

tender, yearning lips to tell ~

what a heart can feel!




Richard W. Jenkins

©2017


© 2017 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
Sometimes, the heart yearns to speak freely with its own voice, directing the mind and pen.

(picture courtesy Google Images)

Please, feel free to offer constructive critique or helpful comments. 😊

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Oh when the mouth cannot speak the feelings felt inside as nothing can express the depth and love truth and meaning- yes the love of the heart where it departs and finds home nobody can dictate - it is what it is - true love hath no boundaries no boarders- only open fields and flowing free- not being deprived but holding that close that sometimes is mystical and better untouched and cherished, until that certain day in time- nothing can dictate to true love and truth in dreams can be revealed many a time- wonderful soft gentle words🌹

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Dear Kelly,
No more wonderful, soft, or gentle are my words than your own, M'Lady … you spe.. read more
Thoughts In Time

1 Month Ago

My pleasure 🌹



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Oh when the mouth cannot speak the feelings felt inside as nothing can express the depth and love truth and meaning- yes the love of the heart where it departs and finds home nobody can dictate - it is what it is - true love hath no boundaries no boarders- only open fields and flowing free- not being deprived but holding that close that sometimes is mystical and better untouched and cherished, until that certain day in time- nothing can dictate to true love and truth in dreams can be revealed many a time- wonderful soft gentle words🌹

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Dear Kelly,
No more wonderful, soft, or gentle are my words than your own, M'Lady … you spe.. read more
Thoughts In Time

1 Month Ago

My pleasure 🌹
it seems like your love is more than imaginary perhaps it is but nevertheless an exquisite piece of love poetry... how fortunate that person, real or not, is to have you write poetry .

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

S m i l e !
marilyn 1225

1 Month Ago

ps the link of the wave and its renowned artist did come up a bowl of noodles was his reward an.. read more
Richard

1 Month Ago

Marilyn, did you see some of his other splendid pieces on there, too?
I love this style of writing, Richard! The change in "speed" with the prose in between creates a completely different mood, hinting at the underlying thoughts of the narrator.....makes me wonder - maybe the inverse could also be worth exploring - a short-story with snippets of poetry added to the mix?

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

10 Months Ago

Thank you so very kindly and appreciatively for your insightfully creative thoughts and inspiring pr.. read more
SleeplessVolcano

10 Months Ago

Oh Richard, stop talking nonsense - you are an exquisite story teller! I have been attempting a few.. read more
Yes, another one alittle different for you but only in the presentation ~ for the words shared are still as tender & caressing as ever flowing beautifully down the page. The one stanza that I connected closely with is:
"Besides,
I believe the heart decides
who it loves, in what ways,
and how deeply …
not you or I, nor anyone,
or anything else".
This is a very nicely penned piece of poetry Richard.
~ hsg

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

10 Months Ago

I agree, Mary Jo,
This one is, indeed, different for me, in quite a different way … first t.. read more
heavenscentgirl1

10 Months Ago

You are very welcome Richard, but it is truly my pleasure to read your words.
~ hsg
Love is beautiful and free, loves because it loves, and knows no other way than to love. Your words, so simple and true, flow as easily as the breeze. Love should always be unfettered and free, as your words, as you. Beautiful!

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

10 Months Ago

Thank you ever-so warmly and gratefully, Linda Marie.
I knew, of all those who read my simple.. read more
Linda Marie Van Tassell

10 Months Ago

As ever, as always, my pleasure. :-)
Kind, beautiful and gentle words for love. I liked every poem my friend. Thank you Richard for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I have a lover, an adoring beloved, whom is pretty much like You, I got it from Your essence that sweeps through Your words profoundly, sensitive like the warmth of rain, gentle like a shimmering brook, through the undefined depths, the expanding growing skies, the alluring mystery, the repose of glory, of the universe of Love, no limits, no ideas can answer it, but it's always the answer, I wonder how many are there whom are cable, able, or dare to feel Love the way You've painted in a masterpiece of real artful philosophy, and not just that, but also to take it as a method in life, of living, to make Love free with no limits, doesn't mean disloyalty, but the renewal, the easy flowing of its ultimate eternal power, the abundance, the keep flowering abundance, of beauty, of emotions, of creativity, of joy, of bliss... of falling in Love, again and again... with the same person, as it's for me, I keep drowning in His endless with no depths ocean, and He keeps pulling me up into His beacon of safty, His lights of ease, tenderness, trust, care, warmth, and understanding, I wish at times I can express as He does, it would have been easier to me, when he speaks, it's the world speaks, the nature speaks, the universe speaks, the mountains move, the rivers turn into waterfalls, the cosmos expanding, the flowers bloom, and their petals float into beautiful dreams.... and I stand speechless, as I exist in His own wondrous realm, if You ask me, I swear my Soul has birthed from His, my heartbeats emerge from His heart... and like You, not even this page can be enough, nor this humble review, and I can go on and on... all I can say If only he knew...

Thank You for sharing, a piece of heaven on our earth, the least to say.


Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

10 Months Ago

Hello, Light! : )
If there were but a single thought I could share about your review, it woul.. read more
Light

10 Months Ago

You said it Yourself, Your words inspired mine, and may be if there were no one here, I wouldn't hav.. read more
Richard

10 Months Ago

My lowest, most graceful bow⁓*
Wow, that was so lovely, no words, just praise, for such lovely work. Well done.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Maria, ever-so warmly and kindly.
When a lovely poetess comes strolling along and .. read more
My dear Sir, you have allowed your heart to speak freely of Love through the words shared here. You have also painted a wonderful vision that brings the reader into the moment with you, as I found myself sitting in that white rattan chair with Sandy right there beside me and you sitting cross-legged before me while reading this very lovely piece of prose poetry. Thank you Sir for allowing me to read your special thoughts/words about Love, you are most kind. Angelheart

Posted 11 Months Ago



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