Tho, Many Times⁓ (love's flow … softly sensual)

Tho, Many Times⁓ (love's flow … softly sensual)

A Poem by Richard
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Ballad in 8/6/8/6 meter and abcb defe, etc; rhyme-scheme (may be too long, boring, and repetitive for some)

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Tho, Many Times ~

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Tho, many times I'd seen the sky

smelled, too, life's dark, rich earth,

followed a golden butterfly …

’til your love gave me birth,


I did not ever really see!

A whisper my heart heard,

was my own heart whisp'ring to thee ~

yet, never spake a word.


Tho, many nights mine eyes have closed,

there’s never been a time

every poem my heart composed,

nor each word ever rhymed …


that the touch of You was not there

to guide my hand along,

in sweet and tender, loving care,

to write the perfect song.


Tho, many times through forests strolled,

I’d always been alone;

then, You made flow’rs and leaves unfold

like e’er I’d never known.


Deep in my core there stirred a glow,

set fire my every place.

Blood thawed, once cold, began to flow;

you’d touched me with your grace.


Tho, many times dreams had been burned,

your woman found my man;

then, in my loins a passion churned,

a knowing blush began.


Your lips ‘pon mine, your captive eyes

peered in to grip my soul …

the gentle nudging of your thighs

all my resolve they stole.


Tho, many times there on your bed,

inside You, my brand burned;

where every star in heaven led ~

what love is, I then learned.


Our rivers ran and merged like gold,

we filled our endless sea

with pearly cream, the taste so bold

to set our spirits free.


Tho, many times your tender flame

has set our world afire,

each time your heart whispers my name,

is all that I require ~


to get that shaking in my knees

whenever You’re around,

to make us one, sate all my pleas,

hot blood begins to pound.


Tho, many times inside my heart

You came to me in dreams,

never shall another impart

the wonders of these schemes …


and, from the moment our souls kissed

no others’ lit my flame.

What stirs within I can’t resist

when You whisper my name.


Tho, many times the sun has rose

and set, since our first day;

the moonlit nights I kissed your toes,

in sensual, loving play …


will always linger ~ calling me

unto your satin bed,

between two loving breasts I’ll be ~

there, Heaven’s blessed my head.


Tho, many times I’ve lain at night

and felt You by my side,

holding You there against me tight …

dreams dearly satisfied.


And, ever since our hearts’ first touch

deeper we knew we’d grow …

if nothing else, we know this much,

our love will always flow~*

Richard W. Jenkins

©2017


© 2018 Richard



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Richard
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Beautiful piece. I feel these types of poems particularly challenging, as you know I view structure and rhyme to be tough to convey emotion, and why I like to stop by. The thing for me I like the best is the use of You in capitals. That said, I wonder if You're should be in capitals as well... either way, it is a lovely poem that beautifully conveys a reverence for the subject

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

How wonderful of You, Dear Lyn, to drop in, blessing this rather lingering piece with your ever know.. read more
Lyn Anderson

3 Months Ago

You are so welcome. A breath of sensible



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You are surely a master of words, Richard. Each poem is spellbinding and rich in poetic verse. After reading your poems, my own seem so flat. But I'm fine with that. (for now) :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Oh m'god, Tim!
You've found this drawn-out, mushy scorcher … LOL!
And, goodness, bud.. read more
This exquisitely well express/written poem, slowly got me mentally seating on a green mountain, overlooking a colorful small flowers valley, in a wonderful summer day, as I step in the world of this true love that only soulmate lovers know. The flow is Beautiful. I can only espire to achieve this level one day dear friend.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Uh-OH, dear Sil!
The site (again) did not tell me you'd been by to sweeten my pages with your.. read more
What a beautiful pin! Your words so poignant, so infectious to the minds eye, it brings us out of our world and into this world that only true lovers know. So fervently described that no matter where we may find ourselves, in the center of a passionate embrace or outside looking in, we feel the feelings and experience the emotion, and in fact believe it to be possible for us, even at those times that we find ourselves in the periphery of such diolog.

My favorite lines,
"Tho, many times inside my heart
You came to me in dreams,
never shall another impart
the wonders of these schemes …"
Speaks so clearly of the entanglement of souls, the connection to consciousness.

Once again #applause and thank you truly for sharing the experience with us!




Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Hi, dear sweet Rosalee!
I am so sorry , m'love the site, sometimes, just doesn't tell me i h.. read more
EcstaticEuphoria

1 Month Ago

You are so incredibly welcome! Enjoy your works and your words always! ✍️, 😁
William Blake has come alive before my eyes.
I thought this poem was wonderful and sensually delightful. The use of You to show the importance of the woman in your life was marvelous and a stroke of genius. You really take the raw intensity of burning passion between two people in love and use it to touch your readers. I can only think you have felt this way about someone, as that is the only way to invoke such potent sentiments.
There is nothing here to critique.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Hi, Dear Mika! ; )
It is wonderful to see you've been here enjoying one of my rather warm, sh.. read more
a true Love story is never long, because it never end, it grows and flows as Your words started with, ended with, and wanted to continue with, more. sometimes words are never enough and as our heart beats with them, we try to bring the same beat into our page, the past is the same, but when the one comes into our life we see it again all differently, the now, the future... what our life is all about, lays, was laying, will be laying within our loved ones.

the sincerity of Your words, the faithfulness, the serenity, the purity of each beat of Your heart composing such magnificent phrases, make this poem gently remarkable, it feels royal.

always a pleasure to read You, to feel Your royal ink.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Hi, Gh! : )
How wonderful it is to receive your sweet, appreciative words in review of this r.. read more
Oh my what a saucy sensational poem in enviable flow wow! You know what I find it ESP flattering that men can kiss even our sweaty toes, mine doesn't seem to mind any sweat on me so those lines in your poem made me smile. But my favourite were these lines, "
Tho, many times through forests strolled,
I’d always been alone;
then, You made flow’rs and leaves unfold
like e’er I’d never known " , that was soo creatively phrased and delights my flower lover heart. Awesome classic style poetry wow! Kudos.

So nice to read from u again, u may read my newest poem too.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Ah, Dear Zaynab,
How delightful it is to see you again, and to receive the shared warm of you.. read more
this is Epic...great attention to the detail of your craft and a lilt so soft and romantic you could bake a cupcake with it. Your style is grand, your form on point and most of all, your dedication is very apparent. I loved this

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Hi there, Fellow-Poet! : )
I cannot thank you enough for such an inspiring, complimentary, an.. read more
This is still a beautiful piece of poetry that touches me deeply.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Mary Jo, for the nice compliment.
I am so very happy to know how this piece makes .. read more
heavenscentgirl1

2 Months Ago

You are very welcome my dear lifelong friend. 💖
it is long and repetitive but i think it is because of true passion felt ...we do try hard to express feelings as best we can ... and i confess ..always fall short ..but that is our inspiration too isn't it?! ... when i have attempted more classical forms it is difficult to use the langauge as i speak it ..some forms almost demand a return to the language used when the form evolved ... this one kind of weaves its way in and out of that ... not sure what i think of its effectiveness .. probably need to read a couple more times ;) in these two lines:
"Blood thawed, once cold, begin to flow;" and
"hot blood begin to pound."
did you use "begin" instead of begins on purpose? i want to put begins in there but i do see how it can be otherwise ... your theme for me in this one is its biggest strength .. that kind of love is pretty special ... in all its colorful aspects ... the connections of true love and commitment are inspiring to me .. this feels personal Richard ... i am happy for all who are in love .. blessings my friend!
E.



Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

Yeah, Gene,
Not one of my best efforts … I think I was stumbling along trying to get out al.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

honored you call me friend...back at ya for sure ...the passion in this is strong ..i hear you about.. read more
Beautiful piece. I feel these types of poems particularly challenging, as you know I view structure and rhyme to be tough to convey emotion, and why I like to stop by. The thing for me I like the best is the use of You in capitals. That said, I wonder if You're should be in capitals as well... either way, it is a lovely poem that beautifully conveys a reverence for the subject

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

How wonderful of You, Dear Lyn, to drop in, blessing this rather lingering piece with your ever know.. read more
Lyn Anderson

3 Months Ago

You are so welcome. A breath of sensible

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