painting you in words

painting you in words

A Poem by Lyn Anderson
"

more insufferable love lines from a smitten kitten

"

As the falling night paints

bruises on the day's rosy cheeks


I am coming

always coming 


to you ...


Even when I have to leave

the rest of me is with you


Can you feel it? 


Until I come again 


if I could paint you in words

they would sing sweet and true,

If I could paint you in words,

they'd colour sky and sea blue,

If I could paint you in words,

your touch would be silk and sand,

If I could paint you in words,

your scent would be earth and land,

if I could paint you in words

the canvas would tell the world

how much I love you.


when I met you 

I was drowning; 

anchored to the bottom

I'd  forgotten I could swim.

and in my panic I drank your kisses

and let them fill me

forcing me to the surface

where I could breathe -

deep inside your calm

I found the will to love again

inside the ocean of your eyes

so honestly blue -

and in the roughness of your hand

barefoot on softest sand -

I found my way to dry land

when I met you


the words I write

aren't the half of what I feel

the words I say

aren't ever quite right -

you saved me

in ways I can't express -

and love -

I'll be here

as long as you want me to be -

and not a second longer

because that's how much

you mean to me


© 2020 Lyn Anderson


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Very lovely poem. Love can make people do things they never thought they would do.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Week Ago

Thank you for taking the time
This is one powerful statement of love. Much of the love poetry here vows undying affection, but the sense of gratitude to a rescuer in this one puts it far beyond the conventional. I hope the individual is aware of the depth of this feeling.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Week Ago

I do believe romantic love to be filled with gratitude and longing in equal measure. All of these wo.. read more
Absolutely gorgeous. Pure and sweet love. Praise this poem with every breath.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much
*SIGH* the problem is, there really are no “words” that can express the depth of the words that flow in this poem Lyn... it is so so very good to read you again....

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Weeks Ago

aww thank you. It's been a while, I know ...
I envy the lucky guy whom you paint with your lovely words. Inspired writing, Lyn!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Weeks Ago

thanks, I will have to stop by...
Well Lyn, it's good to see that love has found you again. I do not feel any remnant of that bit of past that crept into your writing...but I certainly feel the emotions in this one. Honest love has come home.
Good luck & keep pumping these lovely verses out.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate it
This one says so much ...and so well.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Weeks Ago

You are too kind. Thank you
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beautiful feelings painted upon the pastel paper of your mind

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Weeks Ago

thanks for popping in and leaving your thoughts.
 wordman

2 Weeks Ago

you`re welcome
This love has saved you by all accounts from depths of despair. Showing you how to love and live again. No wonder there is so much gratitude contained in your lines. Eternally grateful comes to mind. A beautiful poem of love Lyn. Heartfelt.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Weeks Ago

so glad it comes across that way. thank you.
what a treasure this is and what a treasure that you have I would say something like bless your heart but that's already been done but I will say this poem is so truly lovely an expression of love and grace and gratitude and it sings

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you. I do think poetry and love sing when they're true. :)

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Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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