I count them one by one

I count them one by one

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

thoughts when I am not with you

"

I thought

I needed to be

something 

other than me,

to be worthy, 

of anybody ...

then I met you,

and from that 

very first kiss,

I was free.

I remember the first time

I slipped into your blue eyes,

right around the moment

you leaned into my sighs,

and there was something

in that first kiss leading you,

through the back door --

from flesh, 

to so much more ...

I didn't fall,

not at all,

I just let you in.



In the dark,

after your goodnight,

 

I crawl inside my quietest thoughts,

and count them one by one.

 

your touch,

your voice, 

 

your scent,

your breath...

 

I add them to my loveliest oughts,

and fold them when they're done.

 

In the dark,

after your goodnight,

 

I dream,

You.



© 2019 Lyn Anderson


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beautiflu Lynn! i enjoyed the sensual romance that is pouring off of this poem ... makes me want to have the first kiss over and over .. really like the "i didn't fall, not at all, I just let you in" love the woman's power in that ..so sexy ... top notch ma'am
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much, my friend. When love is felt, it breathes between the lines, I think.
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

i think you are right!
I loved them all
but the first one
I loved the most.

can you believe it I saw
a review on a older poem
from you from 4years ago
that I missed wow!

I've been busy with
family but I came to
show some love and
hope you're doing
Fantastic my friend.😁

Posted 3 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

Thanks, I appreciate the review. This is one of my faves of recent work
Benita-Staebell M - KindredPoet

1 Month Ago

You're very welcome my friend
well then it's a precious jewel to
Be held. Take care .. read more
Liked all three but 'Count Them' is lovely, so romantic and filled with deep passion. Glad the world is still new and beautiful to you.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Months Ago

Well thank you very much. :)
Beautiful thoughts that feel like a story told in three mini parts, each progressing almost as if told from sunrise to sundown...


Posted 4 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Months Ago

Glad you happened upon this one
you have gently lead the reader through a series of heartfelt emotions
very nicely done
Especially with the outside weather being so ungentle
Dave B


Posted 5 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Months Ago

Thank you for passing through
That song, its title, suggests that much more.. To feel wrapped in a place by finding self with a being who means everything, by dint of your words = could and should be indescribable. Yet, Lyn, you've set down your feelings so beautifully, i want to cry! Cry from envy, which, i know, is wrong to say but..

Re-read, re-felt.. thinking the three parts could be near spiritual,(by no means, intending to be sacriligeous but,.,, ) but, emotions as near to holy trinity as earth can give. Perhaps. Love is natural drama personified when voiced by you. 'In the dark,.... .after your goodnight,..... I dream,..... You.'

Posted 5 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Months Ago

Wow. I am truly honoured. Thank you. It feels spiritual because these little pieces flow from a very.. read more
emmajoy

5 Months Ago

Smiling into your space.
The formatting of this group of poems (it feels like three poems or chapters because of the distinctive switch in each) is visually striking. It adds a lot of interest and sort of reminds me of the Greek plays where the chorus would break in. I really enjoyed that aspect.

And the lightness and purity of your message. It is very like speaking to a cherished lover where so much of what is known between the two makes it unnecessary to say too much. There's an understanding. I like that. It feels very comforting, like a long hug. There is passion here, but also security. That makes a great combo for a love poem. I enjoyed this.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Months Ago

So very kind, and so very right on all counts. These are three poems of the same theme, grouped toge.. read more
The layers of being sharing. Nice imagery , fantastically unique. Love It!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Months Ago

Thanks Andrew. I'll have to pop by your page. It's been awhile
Woah! Now here is a structure I have not yet encountered before, something very unique. The poetry feels like a journey itself. The words expressed are well thought out. The style has the reader not so much distracted but rather hooked on moving smoothly on from one piece to the next unable to halt in reading until they've come to the very end which is very simple in nature, but super sweet too. I am going to have to now explore more of your writing, as again I've discovered your form is very interesting.
Super well done Lyn Anderson.

~CarthageThorne

Posted 5 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Months Ago

Well thank you kindly. I have always written this way, and learned to embrace this style of mine her.. read more
these are so very you.... each one building on the other splendidly stacked Lyn and true...

Posted 5 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Months Ago

Why thank you, so very me.:)
Neville Pettitt

5 Months Ago

......... :)

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