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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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 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Days Ago

Thank you ever-so warmly, Dear Ria!
I thought you'd enjoy that line quite nicely, and you've .. read more



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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 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Days Ago

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

4 Days 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 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Days Ago

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

Such recogn.. read more
emmajoy

5 Days Ago

You're welcome.. apologies for not calling in before now.
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 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Karen_H

5 Days 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 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Days 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 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Days 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 2 Weeks Ago


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 2 Weeks Ago


This is lovely Richard..though reading twixt made me want to eat a twix. lol

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks, Dear Kathryn, for your sweet compliment and for reading my toasty little Sonnet.

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Richard

2 Weeks Ago

Now, I'm hungry … LOL!
Happy hugs! ⁓ Richard ; )
Mmmmm, those "Wild Flames of Dreams" can and do burn deep into the soul.

Richard, your words bring reality to the way life sometimes is for many, a very nice write Sir. Angel

PS - is the repeating of the next to the last line intentional?

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Weeks Ago

Hi, Angel,
What a lovely, touching review for this sweet little Sonnet to smile warmly and ap.. read more
Angelheart1

2 Weeks Ago

Always my pleasure to read your WORDS Sir, and you have perfected it with that lovely depiction of l.. read more
Oh my Richard, I can feel the heat from here....
Wonderful flow....easy to read...and dream of-
Great Image !!!!.............
You had me from the start !!!

Jazzy

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Weeks Ago

Hi, Dear Jasmine!
Well, with the searing temperatures where are, this one must really be hot .. read more
J. J.  Nightingale

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome kind Sir.....................:)....

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