Teach Me To Whisper

Teach Me To Whisper

A Poem by Linda Marie Van Tassell
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Teach me to whisper like early-morn blush against the cheek of the illumined sky.

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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.

© 2017 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.

Daniel


Posted 11 Years Ago


5 of 5 people found this review constructive.




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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 2 Months 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 2 Months 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 2 Months 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 2 Months 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 2 Months Ago


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

Posted 2 Months 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 2 Months Ago


Beautiful work with stunning imagery. Spiritual in its content and with soft rhyme that the reader barely notices. Although I appreciate all poetry, classical always reaches the summit for me when it is done well, and this is.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


Very nice poem. I enjoyed it a lot. c:

Posted 2 Months Ago


I love this. It is vivid and emotive. Honestly, It has been hard for me to read rhyming poetry for the last few years. It seems to limit the expression of many writers - forcing them to settle for something less than. Not you. Your words and phrases feel expertly chosen. The rhyming is a vehicle for the sentiment and really serves the piece. I very much enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading more of your work.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Linda Marie Van Tassell

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Brett. I really work hard not to let the rhyme drive my efforts and have rewritten so ma.. read more
Brett Moore

2 Months Ago

It has a musical feel. I think that's why I was so drawn in. It felt comfortable and confident. I'm .. read more

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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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