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.

© 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.


Posted 10 Years Ago

5 of 5 people found this review constructive.


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

Posted 5 Hours 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 1 Week 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.


Posted 1 Week Ago

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

Posted 1 Week 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 1 Week Ago

Linda Marie Van Tassell

1 Week 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

1 Week 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
WOW!! Tis is just radiantly beautiful. So deep and wonderful. I really enjoyed your write. You're very talented

Posted 1 Month Ago

This offering seems to bridge the gap between the romantic and the spiritual, because whereas the tone and imagery of the last three verses remind of Keats and Shelly, some of the earlier verses could have been penned by William Blake. The imagery is unique throughout the poem, the meter well managed and the rhyming fresh and unstrained. This one will require a number of readings to really appreciate it. Very well done.

Posted 4 Months Ago

this is lovely

thank you

Posted 7 Months Ago

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This is an gorgeous poem. A very well written piece here. Enjoyed

Posted 8 Months Ago

A truly gorgeous poem. Lovely rhythm to the piece, the repetition is soft and soothing ...

Posted 8 Months Ago

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Added on November 4, 2008
Last Updated on December 1, 2017
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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