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.

© 2021 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 14 Years Ago

5 of 5 people found this review constructive.


What I liked best about this poem besides everything was how the first verse founds its light and hope in the final verse. Everything about this is beautiful, it definitely reads like a whisper, soft and demure causing tingles on the spine.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

I am a teacher. This poem reminds me of how much teaching we all do in so many different contexts.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Beautiful. I loved reading this.

Posted 2 Years Ago

My, what a beautiful and deeply-felt write. You do have a very elegant pen. Thank-you. This was a delight to inhabit ... so to speak. Brava:)

Posted 3 Years Ago

Beautiful words ...yes sometimes we need to learn that which we already know as we need affirmation of the feelings and emotions behind these actions...sometimes we learn from learning even though we have been taught what we already know ...🌹

Posted 3 Years Ago

Your poem beckons the reader to learn more, and you offer much about the essence of love, the subtle and tender qualities of a whisper. The artwork paired here adds another dimension, too. Like other works you've penned, I find a humble but strong woman who retreats to nature and solitude to reflect on life and especially love. And, I think we all relate to the desire to bridge that distance that keeps us from the deepest love. Perhaps it's vulnerability that we avoid.. that space between two who desire more.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Linda this read had me near tears with its totally relateable comparisons - - an inspiring write which has touched and will move many more hearts than mine.......... brilliant write. .............. Fay

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Beautifully written. It is obvious you have studied and mastered your craft. One to be admired and be jealous of :)
Good morning

Posted 3 Years Ago

Truly lovely images, music and, most of all, poem.
Boffo production, Linda!

Posted 3 Years Ago

indeed a request made in the beauty of human love and kindness and writ in eloquence with a beating heart. love stanza five so much!

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on November 4, 2008
Last Updated on April 25, 2021
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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