Teach Me To Whisper

Teach Me To Whisper

A Poem by Linda Marie Van Tassell

Teach me to whisper like early-morn blush against the cheek of the illumined sky.


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.


Posted 9 Years Ago

5 of 5 people found this review constructive.

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beautiful beautiful very power visions the artistry
the world everything i knew would be still

Posted 1 Year Ago

Ahhhh....such unusual words like aliment, alchemize, redwing.......creates a poem full of spicy flavors. The desire to be taught, that which sometimes seem unteachable, lingers on. Buddha bar does justice to express these yearnings in probing melodies.

I'm looking forward to reading more of your artistry.

Posted 1 Year Ago

I loved the poem AND also the visuals. I was an artist before I was a poet and so I see the importance of both. A lot of talent here and I look forward to more.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Very excellent writing & message. I like the humble tones that "teach me to" imparts . . . clearly you are conversant in all these things, otherwise you couldn't write such a graceful tightly-crafted tapestry of it all . . . yet you insist you have more to learn. This is the secret of a happy life, always feeling there's more to learn. This is brilliant on so many levels, I can't even begin to say. Thanks for the gift of grace.

Posted 1 Year Ago

This reminds me of Annie Dillard's book Pilgrim at Tinker Creek...
She seems to soak in nature like no other- the frogs... the creek... all of it.
It also makes me think with the repetition of "Teach me"
that we have ceased in teaching this truths. How touching and sad at the same time.
Just because of this I'm taking a long nature walk tomorrow.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Linda Marie Van Tassell

1 Year Ago

I always love a good book and have never heard of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. I will have to look this.. read more
i am fascinated and i don't know what to say.

Posted 1 Year Ago

packed with metaphor as lovely as you. How could I let it go for so long?

Posted 1 Year Ago

Linda Marie Van Tassell

1 Year Ago

Indeed! Where have you been for so long??? Your absence is always deeply felt.

1 Year Ago

always here--and still writing---just not as often---still reading a lot, though, and always with fo.. read more
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This is poetic alchemy...love, nature, the nature of love, the healing wisp of tender, the music of it all...the splendor. Absolutely beautiful!

Posted 1 Year Ago

So much truth - the virtue of love you pen down deep in very bountiful words. Every stanza comes with anew vibe that touching an every untouched chords of caramel hearts. Beautiful. Enjoyed reading it. Many lines even almost the whole poem is seemed to be one of my fav. Keep it up! Looking forward to reading you.

Posted 1 Year Ago

This one is a refreshing and really well-done piece of rhyming poetry. I loved to read your words, so splendid and enjoyable. I especially liked the stanza before the last one, or maybe I'm just too obsessed with eyes. ;)
An awesome poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on November 4, 2008
Last Updated on December 1, 2017
Tags: Teach Me To Whisper, Linda Marie Van Tassell, Love, Whisper, Magic


Linda Marie Van Tassell
Linda Marie Van Tassell


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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