Tho, Many Times⁓ (love's flow … softly sensual)

Tho, Many Times⁓ (love's flow … softly sensual)

A Poem by Richard 🍃
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Ballad in 8/6/8/6 meter and abcb defe, etc; rhyme-scheme (may be too long, boring, and repetitive for some)

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Tho, Many Times ~

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Tho, many times I'd seen the sky

smelled, too, life's dark, rich earth,

followed a golden butterfly …

’til your love gave me birth,


I did not ever really see!

A whisper my heart heard,

was my own heart whisp'ring to thee ~

yet, never spake a word.


Tho, many nights mine eyes have closed,

there’s never been a time

every poem my heart composed,

nor each word ever rhymed …


that the touch of You was not there

to guide my hand along,

in sweet and tender, loving care,

to write the perfect song.


Tho, many times through forests strolled,

I’d always been alone;

then, You made flow’rs and leaves unfold

like e’er I’d never known.


Deep in my core there stirred a glow,

set fire my every place.

Blood thawed, once cold, began to flow;

you’d touched me with your grace.


Tho, many times dreams had been burned,

your woman found my man;

then, in my loins a passion churned,

a knowing blush began.


Your lips ‘pon mine, your captive eyes

peered in to grip my soul …

the gentle nudging of your thighs

all my resolve they stole.


Tho, many times there on your bed,

inside You, my brand burned;

where every star in heaven led ~

what love is, I then learned.


Our rivers ran and merged like gold,

we filled our endless sea

with pearly cream, the taste so bold

to set our spirits free.


Tho, many times your tender flame

has set our world afire,

each time your heart whispers my name,

is all that I require ~


to get that shaking in my knees

whenever You’re around,

to make us one, sate all my pleas,

hot blood begins to pound.


Tho, many times inside my heart

You came to me in dreams,

never shall another impart

the wonders of these schemes …


and, from the moment our souls kissed

no others’ lit my flame.

What stirs within I can’t resist

when You whisper my name.


Tho, many times the sun has rose

and set, since our first day;

the moonlit nights I kissed your toes,

in sensual, loving play …


will always linger ~ calling me

unto your satin bed,

between two loving breasts I’ll be ~

there, Heaven’s blessed my head.


Tho, many times I’ve lain at night

and felt You by my side,

holding You there against me tight …

dreams dearly satisfied.


And, ever since our hearts’ first touch

deeper we knew we’d grow …

if nothing else, we know this much,

our love will always flow~*

Richard W. Jenkins

©2017

© 2018 Richard 🍃


Author's Note

Richard 🍃
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Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Constructive critique and helpfully-intended comments are always welcomed! : )

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Beautiful piece. I feel these types of poems particularly challenging, as you know I view structure and rhyme to be tough to convey emotion, and why I like to stop by. The thing for me I like the best is the use of You in capitals. That said, I wonder if You're should be in capitals as well... either way, it is a lovely poem that beautifully conveys a reverence for the subject

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Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

How wonderful of You, Dear Lyn, to drop in, blessing this rather lingering piece with your ever know.. read more
Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

You are so welcome. A breath of sensible



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How can anyone touched by by fires that burn eternally ever offer critique to this masterpiece?

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

This is what a weekend is for:
A visit from a lovely lady, with gifts of sweetness to bestow .. read more
kitty

1 Year Ago

Pleasure's mine M'Lord! Have a pleasant week end
Soft and sensual - the knowing of the heart that's destined to be one with yours is so close yet so far- that longing for it and knowing it belongs to you but only time can tell- the wait is long but worth the while when the heart pursues it’s truth, sometimes nothing else can compare and nothing else matters and in those empty moments and searching days and nights there is complete peace and comfort🌹

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

How sweetly your voice touches, Kelly, and how surely its warmth embraces.
Like a tender invi.. read more
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

1 Year Ago

🌹🦋🌈💐🍌🌷🌹🦋🌈🥂
Your presentation is lovely and unfolds in slow degrees like a flower blossoming in the sun.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

For your compliment,
Thank you most humbly and graciously, Linda Marie.
The warmest sm.. read more
Richard I always feel like such a klutz when I read the majesty of your writing. You write of love in rhythm and rhyme that I don't believe I could ever emulate and I love it.

Take care - Dave

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Aw, Dave,
Your writings have such a lovely soul all their own for us to marvel at and enjoy. .. read more
Dave

1 Year Ago

Richard - I'm beginning to think I write just to be able to read your compliments. Thank you so muc.. read more
I’m sure you get that shaking in your knees quite often sir. Seriously this is a beautiful piece of poetry filled with love, fulfillment whilst knowing it will forever be. A very nice grouping of words you have put together Sir. Angel

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

I'm sure, too, Angel.
In fact, they feel a bit shaky right now from the lovely entreatments o.. read more
Angelheart1

1 Year Ago

Always Sir
Hello Richard, look what we have here!..one of my favorite forms :-) but lets just chat...yummy deliciousness! I don't even know where to begin! I love the way this poem is set up...right from the begining of loves' birth. This to me, really sets the mood ( and reminds me I'm reading your poetry, and to expect the tears) I love the feeling of a lover in constant thought, that every sensation is brought on by dreamings of such..star kissed lovers mingling in a midnight fantasy.Yet,for some very lucky ones dreams do come true and love will always flow! WOW what a poem..why do you think it is too long? Dang boy!..your words could just keep on flowing as far as I am concerned. Your poetry is ALWAYS like that...I never want them to end.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Yes, Dewar Lady Susan,
I knew if anyone would enjoy this piece, in this form, it would be you.. read more
Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

OOPS! "Dear" Lady Susan. 😜
Susan

2 Years Ago

When feelings and emotions are soooo strong..the tears flow. Can't be helped no more then you can st.. read more
'.. Tho, many times thru forests strolled, ~ I’d always been alone; ~ then, You made flow’rs and leaves unfold ~ like e’er I’d never known. '

Tha really is love speaking: knowing that another person's presence makes one complete. Never selfish, never submissive. Sharing what is instinctively right. Sharing completely - at least for 99.9%% of time!

You make love seem almost out of reach floating in space.. then, in another breath, you have it kindly trapped! Thank you for sharing your dream, perhaps - and in such refined language.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Thank you, emmajoy,
I am truly warmed by your words of praise and appreciation … in gentle,.. read more
I did not ever really see!
A whisper my heart heard,
was my own heart whisp'ring to thee ~
yet, never spake a word.

sounds like the soul whispers to each other sweet nothings :)
such tender image you paint with your words...
very sweet, loving and beautiful... loved it ... as always :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Thank you ever=so warmly, Dear Ria,
Your reviews speak lovely and sweet unto an olde bard's s.. read more
Richard ~ this is another piece that breathes with a life of its own. The woman in me yearns for the love of a man who may someday feel and love me as deeply as you do about “your Bride”. I hope that you have shared your words with her so she’ll know just how loved and appreciated she is.

Thank you for sharing another gorgeous Masterpiece with us dear Richard. 🌹❤️

Blessings, 🙏
~ mj

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

heavenscentgirl1

2 Years Ago

Your words definitely allows the reader to journey through an imaginary world where there is much lo.. read more
Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Warm, eh? ; )
heavenscentgirl1

2 Years Ago

You read me well Richard. 😍
A lover fondly reminisces, reflects upon his love, in gentle, surreal, golden verses. Every verse brings forth a cascade of emotions, finally culminating in a final, eternal promise of abiding love. Dear Richard, thank you for the incomparably breathtaking poetry! 🌷❤

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Sighhh*
Your words, Divya, a sweetly tender poem of their own, to take the breath and caress .. read more
DIVYA

2 Years Ago

Richard, Richard, you overwhelm me with your kindness. Poetry is an art you have honed to perfection.. read more

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