Touch Me

Touch Me

A Poem by JohnL

Early draft sonnet



Touch Me.
Talk to me; but let your noisy tongue be dumb;
speak only with your body; touch me now,
for touch speaks clearer than fine words which come,
and lip-laid kiss, real love will better show.
Thus, sensing meanings clearer than mere word,
I, caution to the wildest winds will throw
and, windbred, wingspread, joyful, having heard
the lovesong of your lips on mine, I know
all other conversation is absurd;
only your wild, wild, wildest winds will do;
cloud-couched I fly, a free gyrating bird,
which comes, to yield its life and love to you.
If such be joy arriving by your lips - -
Oh touch me, tease me, with your fingertips.
                                 John L. Berry,   15 November 2009

© 2009 JohnL

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Nicely sensual and beautifully nuanced

Posted 10 Years Ago

Talk to me; but let your noisy tongue be dumb;

Loved it..........beautifully written with such a delicious undertone!

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is so so beautiful. A picture speaks a thousand words but a touch can speak so much more. The message in this is so romantic and this is just so beautifully beautifully beautifully written. Awesome write John.

Posted 11 Years Ago

This was wonderful, very romantic. I'm not too fond of the last stanza, other than that, well done!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Hi John,

Well this is a perfect epitome of what a love sonnet should be. It flows well, and should sing well accompanied by a lute. You knew already that the first stanza is an 11 versus a 10…right? Not that it matters on an opening line. You mentioned that this is a draft. Were you planning on adding to it? Just wondering. A delight to read John, really. It doesn’t need anything.

Don’t be a stranger…


Posted 11 Years Ago

"for touch speaks clearer than fine words which come,
and lip-laid kiss, real love will better show." I could not have put it better if I tried. What a delightful writing to read.

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is such a lifting, sensual song, filled with love and the freedom of those intertwined, woven into each other. Line-by-line you create a world of touch that speaks and sings more than any words possibly could. Beautifully done...

Posted 11 Years Ago

oh, John, this is beautiful, a truly worthy conversation between two people who love . . .

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Here's a piece of fun; and who wouldn't trade those rosters of words strung together by who knows what agendas for the ongoing sympathy and heart-felt joy and truth of touch, sweet touch... Ed

Posted 11 Years Ago

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