A Kiss Unshared

A Kiss Unshared

A Poem by MsJewel
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love poem

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photograph by skiwasser65

 

 

Beyond the still of night, beyond the sky

and further than the tide meets skies above

where moonlight pales, sheer as a ghost

glimmers as it haunts…visions of love

 

reflect upon  the waves and as they dance

in foamy white and mist upon the beach

I’m softly swept away as the night calls

and still the moon, this love is out of reach

 

And in this dark that widens every eye

where tender shadows float gracefully

words gentle as a breath, but never said

echo in my heart and follow me

 

Though never dripped from honey tongue or lips

silky smooth and sweet, a kiss unknown

to a nightingale in song or melodies…

a silent longing now I fear I own

 

Beyond this tide that settles with unrest

yet etched upon my heart so tenderly

is love, a kiss…still unshared to wait

beyond the horizon, haunting me

 

© 2013 MsJewel


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Your poem, to borrow your theme, is truly haunting. Your style is very refined. I am always appreciative of modesty, and you say your poetry isn't unique in anyway in your "about" section, but the truth is that it IS unique because you show the subtlety of emotion and detail that I am always sorry I do rarely see on this site in others' poetry. "Sheer as a ghost" is a lovely line. You have a terrific realism that combines with a deep symbolism, so that you can use descriptive language and still make it meaningful. Many people have to abuse and stretch the meanings of words, but you don't need to because you make the scenery and meanings clear enough to have the duel meanings implicit in their semantic quality. I like that you say, for example, "This dark that widens every eye." It is both figuratively true and also literally true. This is what I mean by using realism and symbolism together without having to stretch your language. I am a huge fan of words and not having to bend them, and I appreciate very much your ability to do so. I'm impressed. This is my kind of poetry!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

10 Years Ago

Robby, Thank you for your wonderful comment and compliments. I'm looking forward to reading your po.. read more
Robert Tusitala O'Neill

10 Years Ago

Well thank you for reading my poetry. I really like yours though...This is much more than "tit for .. read more



Reviews

'A Kiss Unshared'
MsJewel,
Hoping for a special moment, a place of sharing in a world which can be so lonely. Your use of nature and ts quiet beauty gives place to a solitude which is perfect for a lonely heart and an unshared Kiss. Lovely poetry.
Kathy

Posted 4 Years Ago


Sad when the longing is there and no one to give you what you are hoping for, Kathie

Posted 7 Years Ago


This is beautiful. I feel that it is about waiting for one's first kiss. You painted an experience I my mind. I could almost see/feel the beach.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

10 Years Ago

Thank you for your lovely comment. :) Julie
Your poem, to borrow your theme, is truly haunting. Your style is very refined. I am always appreciative of modesty, and you say your poetry isn't unique in anyway in your "about" section, but the truth is that it IS unique because you show the subtlety of emotion and detail that I am always sorry I do rarely see on this site in others' poetry. "Sheer as a ghost" is a lovely line. You have a terrific realism that combines with a deep symbolism, so that you can use descriptive language and still make it meaningful. Many people have to abuse and stretch the meanings of words, but you don't need to because you make the scenery and meanings clear enough to have the duel meanings implicit in their semantic quality. I like that you say, for example, "This dark that widens every eye." It is both figuratively true and also literally true. This is what I mean by using realism and symbolism together without having to stretch your language. I am a huge fan of words and not having to bend them, and I appreciate very much your ability to do so. I'm impressed. This is my kind of poetry!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

10 Years Ago

Robby, Thank you for your wonderful comment and compliments. I'm looking forward to reading your po.. read more
Robert Tusitala O'Neill

10 Years Ago

Well thank you for reading my poetry. I really like yours though...This is much more than "tit for .. read more
This poem is so beautiful and enchanting! I was mesmerized reading it :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your poem is very soft and sweet. Just like the ocean at night. Fantastic write!!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

10 Years Ago

I'm thrilled you enjoyed this one Trevor. Thank you :) Julie
this is a beautiful write, it has a dreamy trance like quality to the words as though the poet were writing in her sleep.
Wonderfully penned.

Posted 10 Years Ago


"Beyond this tide that settles with unrest
yet etched upon my heart so tenderly
is love, a kiss…still unshared to wait
beyond the horizon, haunting me"

beautiful !

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

10 Years Ago

Sasha, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I appreciate it very much. :) Julie
Sasha

10 Years Ago

your most welcome ! :)

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MsJewel
MsJewel

The Beach, CA



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