Wild flames of dreams ⁓ (passion's touch)

Wild flames of dreams ⁓ (passion's touch)

A Poem by Richard
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English [Shakespearean] Sonnet

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~ Wild flames of dreams ~


I knew I should have dressed accordingly

to fight ache's rush of dreams off in the night;

had I pre-known the heat consuming me,

I'd lain me down in naught but soft moonlight.

Oft, too, when nighttime calls, there comes a yawn;

then, one cannot foresee what dreams will bring ...

a melody through realms twixt dusk and dawn,

we hear those songs that only souls can sing.

Ethereal in-time merge passions fleet,

to quickened rhythms' rocking in the night,

whilst warm their pearl-lit rivers' flowing beat,

embraced, two lovers cling with all their might.

Tho, in wild flames of dreams we may succumb,

too seldom dreams ~ realities become.


Richard W. Jenkins

©2017


© 2017 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
Lovers: oil on canvas by Kurt Van Warner

I was told, by a very sultry poetess, my first picture was not hot enough for the poem … I hope this one will warm it up nicely! ; )

Constructive, well-meant critique and comments are always welcome! : )

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Oh, what a beautifully penned Sonnet this is Richard.

Its amazing how those songs become loud & clear when passion's quickened rhythm's rock in the night as those sweet warm rivers flow while two souls hold on tight.

Richard, your words bring to mind some very beautiful images that in reality are only seen & experienced in dreams for many of us.

Thanks for sharing another beautifully penned Sonnet my friend.

As always, take care & have a good week.

Blessings, 🙏
~ mj

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 Months Ago

Goodness, Mary Jo,
What a lovely review for this sweetly hot little number, and how I ever mi.. read more



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gorgeous poem so loving and beautiful brimming with ability and talent and feeling and great description

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

Thank you warmly, Marilyn,
I feel tender heartbeats breathing from the glow of your graciousl.. read more
Only souls can sing- where we are one and one we are never knowing what is to come but dreams that ignite into promises out of truth beyond reality...we can only dream and yes to seldom do wishes materialise but that mustn’t stop hope from blooming, wonderful words🌹

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 Months Ago

Thank you warmly, Dear Kelly.
The depth of knowing radiating from your words speaks the the v.. read more
Rose Petal🌹

4 Months Ago

Only a pleasure🌹
wow!! what a great sonnet, i haven't read a modern shakespearean style poem until now.
you sure have a great way with words.
i hope i can learn to eventually write such wonderful poetic expressions.
i love the added painting, a great poetic aid.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

8 Months Ago

wonderful! i had to look up 'spake' in the dictionary, & i did not expect to find such archaic word.. read more
Richard

8 Months Ago

It is fun to throw a word of pure origin into one of my poems, comments, or reviews –- just to rem.. read more
Carola

8 Months Ago

i will take you up on your offer richard. but not right now, as i'm in the middle of some new famil.. read more
love it ..a delight to read ..most of the language is everyday speech but set in Shakespeare ... it is self paced ...rhyme solid ..has beginning and end ..with the best in the middle .. i only read this once and its all i need .. this line was like tympani drums driving the bus " to quickened rhythms' rocking in the night,";) putting it in me ol' library sir ..thanks so much for sharing
E.
ps it's beautiful!
pss oh yes...the pic is subtle and hot ..but quite frankly not needed at all ..but it is hot :)

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

11 Months Ago

Thank you sincerely, Dear Gene!
Your expressed praise of delight, beauty, and graciousness ar.. read more
Einstein Noodle

11 Months Ago

yep :)..................
'Ethereal in-time merge passions fleet,
to quickened rhythms' rocking in the night,
whilst warm their pearl-lit rivers' flowing beat,'

Your knowledge and use of poetic genre (if that's the correct way to describe it) really teaches 'how to' in every phrase, Richard. Even within the allure of romantic poetry you adhere to meter and bow to it with care; but or yet, create the warmth required by the theme.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

11 Months Ago

It speaks tenderly soft 'n deep, this sweetly warming moment's highlight.

Such recogn.. read more
emmajoy

11 Months Ago

You're welcome.. apologies for not calling in before now.
Richard

3 Months Ago

I'm grateful anytime, Em.
Your words are truly a gift to all who read them. You mentioned, I believe, Sultry Soul in your A/N, she is the reason I started an account on WC, and may her beautiful soul rest in peace.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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GreenShoes

11 Months Ago

Yes, that's her.

I'm very sorry for your loss.
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How true your ultra-romantic words are. Often fantasies and dream stay in that realm and never step over the border into reality. So much desire and passion in this one. Wonderful. Lydi**

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

11 Months Ago

Thank you, Dear Lydi,
Your words, sweet flickers of flames in themselves, arouse and ember in.. read more
we hear those songs that only souls can sing... :)
only in dreams we find the freedom to let our souls fly to their desired destinations ;)

its beautifully done... very warm and passionate..the painting as usual compliments the poem..

thanks for sharing the wonderful work richard.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

11 Months Ago

Thank you ever-so warmly, Dear Ria!
I thought you'd enjoy that line quite nicely, and you've .. read more
Oh and that last line!...that heart tugging line! When passions are so strong and reality so hard...yep, got me with this one. What more can I say?...
Imagine this,
the utter bliss ...
two lovers meant to be.
Bound souls caressed,
ending long quests
in peaceful guarantee.

Yet, dual tears shed,
sorrow and dread;
fate has chosen ... it seems.
Drawn to return
I'll always yearn;
you'll e'er live in my dreams.


Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 Months Ago

Geeze, Susan!
How thrillingly your words caress my senses … and those two Quickie stanzas d.. read more
Richard

4 Months Ago

I've no idea how I missed you delight review, Susan … another failure for the site to notify me? ;.. read more
Oh, what a beautifully penned Sonnet this is Richard.

Its amazing how those songs become loud & clear when passion's quickened rhythm's rock in the night as those sweet warm rivers flow while two souls hold on tight.

Richard, your words bring to mind some very beautiful images that in reality are only seen & experienced in dreams for many of us.

Thanks for sharing another beautifully penned Sonnet my friend.

As always, take care & have a good week.

Blessings, 🙏
~ mj

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 Months Ago

Goodness, Mary Jo,
What a lovely review for this sweetly hot little number, and how I ever mi.. read more

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