Teach Me To Whisper

Teach Me To Whisper

A Poem by Linda Marie Van Tassell
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Teach me to whisper like early-morn blush against the cheek of the illumined sky.

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Teach me to whisper like early-morn blush

against the cheek of the illumined sky,

like the green blades of grass beside the rush

of the river that is hastening by.


Teach me the love that is found in a rose

and written in crimson calligraphy

across the earth, making merry of woes,

in a swirl of fire and epiphany.


Teach me the touch of immortal extent,

wherein forever is found in a flash,

where shadows of thought are an aliment,

a source of life among ruin and ash.


Teach me the hope of the blossoming bud,

tremendously tender and spun sublime,

with her flesh on fire from euphoric blood

and flaming curves that are bedewed with time.


Teach me the truth of mist on the water,

the white shroud of silence that drapes the blue,

where shadows hush like a quiet daughter,

waiting for the winds of a warmer hue.


Teach me the love of a lifetime of bliss,

where warm shades of passion burn like a fire,

where foreplay flutters are born in the kiss

between lips of unquenchable desire.


Teach me the joy that I see in your eyes

whenever I see you looking at me,

in that intimate way you alchemize

and turn my soul into a rhapsody.


Teach me to whisper the words of my heart,

the lover's song that I'm aching to sing

and bridge the distance which keeps us apart

by teaching heart how to lift its redwing.


© 2017 Linda Marie Van Tassell



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Linda Marie Van Tassell

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Incredible...a sublime mix of hearthstone, open skies, and heartbeats.
'Teach me the love that is found in a rose
and written in crimson calligraphy
across the earth, making merry of woes,
in a swirl of fire and epiphany.'

Your touch in this poem beggars description. Where has your work been hiding?

Wonderfully complete and truly, truly original.

Daniel


Posted 9 Years Ago


5 of 5 people found this review constructive.




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This is beautiful. My favorite stanza is about love but really all of them make you think and are wonderful

Posted 4 Months Ago


From the very first stanza your skill stood out among many I've been reading here. All those reviews are merited due to this fine poem. Your word choice is polished and the music chosen fits like a glove.

Fine writing here Linda. :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


such honest, beautiful imagery woven into your deep words. truth does transcend through nature as you so elegantly illuminate, culminating in the pinnacle of love. some favorites, "Teach me the love that is found in a rose" & "Teach me the touch of immortal extent,
wherein forever is found in a flash,"

Posted 6 Months Ago


This is outstanding. Your imagery is vivid, yet delicate at the same time. What I love most about this poem is its repetition and how it captures the reader's attention, leads into the gorgeous imagery, and enhances the overall theme. I also like your title with the soft ambience of the word "whisper" and how nicely if fits the atmosphere of the poem.
You have an imaginatively vivid and creative mind, Ms. Tassell. Thank you for sharing.

- William Liston

Posted 6 Months Ago


Linda Marie Van Tassell

6 Months Ago

Thank you, William. Your review is very kind and a smile for my heart to read.
Melodic and wonderfully rhymed. Kudos. ~Jim

Posted 6 Months Ago


enchantingly mesmerizing, truly a grand work of art

Posted 6 Months Ago


"Teach me the joy that I see in your eyes
whenever I see you looking at me,
in that intimate way you alchemize
and turn my soul into a rhapsody."

It is so easy to fall in love with writing like this - so palpable and deep. Gorgeous presentation, Linda!

Posted 6 Months Ago


a beautiful write,loved the images and music

Posted 6 Months Ago


This is some kind of elegant, some kind of complete.

Posted 9 Months Ago


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This is so pretty and so humble. I feel like you've taken the innately simple and beautiful settings of nature Haiku and given it emotion.

Posted 1 Year Ago



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Linda Marie Van Tassell

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Poetry has been my passion since I was about fifteen years old, and I love the structure of rhyme and meter moreso than just randomly throwing words upon a page without any form whatsoever. Whi.. more..

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