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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This is something different for you..regardless, another spectacular writing. Love poem or lovers heartache? or both? Oh the poetry is a splendid expression of loving another...and a sense of defending that love above all. Yet love in this world is contained by choices and beliefs and moral and religions..each one of these can "rationalize there opinions" as to why this is necessary in today's world. I believe TRUE love always overcomes and stays strong forever...a lifetime...eternity. Perhaps one can look back... and savor good memories...but to me,..that "love" was not meant to be. I'm a dreamer..with my head in the clouds...I believe in that perfect love...now, understanding this life is hard..and nothing is THAT easy..we live with choices we make. Ohhh but a part of me knows the heart wants what is wants! Leaves no explanation or understanding...simply feels and aches and longs for another.A soulmate?? Some missing part?? Idk. But when one's heart finds "that"...its relentlessly, beautifully, wonderfully fulfilled or left with a endless struggle. Really Richard!! it's kinda early still for the tears to be flowing!!!..Your poem pulls out every emotion I have.. even those I've buried away!!!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

Gosh, Susan Dear!
I really did not mean to dig up old wounds and make you cry, but I deeply u.. read more



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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 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

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

2 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

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

3 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 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

3 Months Ago

As ever, as always, my pleasure. :-)
WHAT AM I?: Nephilim WHAT AM I?: Nephilim
A teen boy gets killed, but trades his soul for another chance. He changes. A girl notices the new boy with silver eyes.
Kind, beautiful and gentle words for love. I liked every poem my friend. Thank you Richard for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

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

3 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

3 Months Ago

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

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 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 4 Months Ago


This is something different for you..regardless, another spectacular writing. Love poem or lovers heartache? or both? Oh the poetry is a splendid expression of loving another...and a sense of defending that love above all. Yet love in this world is contained by choices and beliefs and moral and religions..each one of these can "rationalize there opinions" as to why this is necessary in today's world. I believe TRUE love always overcomes and stays strong forever...a lifetime...eternity. Perhaps one can look back... and savor good memories...but to me,..that "love" was not meant to be. I'm a dreamer..with my head in the clouds...I believe in that perfect love...now, understanding this life is hard..and nothing is THAT easy..we live with choices we make. Ohhh but a part of me knows the heart wants what is wants! Leaves no explanation or understanding...simply feels and aches and longs for another.A soulmate?? Some missing part?? Idk. But when one's heart finds "that"...its relentlessly, beautifully, wonderfully fulfilled or left with a endless struggle. Really Richard!! it's kinda early still for the tears to be flowing!!!..Your poem pulls out every emotion I have.. even those I've buried away!!!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

Gosh, Susan Dear!
I really did not mean to dig up old wounds and make you cry, but I deeply u.. read more
Imaginary Lover...............hummm
I don't think anyone could write this from their imagination... It's too real, warm, and heart-full ..

I like this Richard, maybe more than any of your beautiful poems.....

.♥..

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 Months Ago

Mm, Dear Jasmine!
Thank you ever-so warmly for sharing your lovely words, that speak softly t.. read more
J. J.  Nightingale

4 Months Ago

You are welcome kind Sir..... ♥.....

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