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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gosh this was very nice,
i love the first stanza... no i love this poem, i adore how it is repetitive yet still its not at all, the repeats bind it together like a woven fractal carpet.
very well done

thank you so much for sharing!

Posted 10 Years Ago


Amazing poem. I love the rhythm of the poem. I could read it again and again and never get tired of it. Beautiful. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


I went back and re-read this again. I forgot that I had read it until the second stanza. It makes me want to read something fresh and new from you. I love this pattern by the way, especially when the dominant sentence has either 10 or 8 syllables, and the next (two-down) (8 or 6 syllables). Makes it read crisp and tight.

Loved it again,

Mark

Posted 10 Years Ago


A beautiful and a amazing poem. Your words are sweet and gentle. Poem is outstanding.
Coyote

Posted 10 Years Ago


Very good. :) I especially like the first line "Teach me to whisper like early-morn blush"
You use wonderful personification in this. :D

Posted 10 Years Ago


Quite beautifully, you have demonstrated the art of writing poetry.

Posted 10 Years Ago


I love your poem especially the last two verses. The ebb and flow of each verse is a great rythm like a dance close to each other.
kewel
lionman

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is an absolute work of a lyrical poetess. Simply a stunningly, beautiful piece. Your imagary is by far the most accomplished I have read to date. Bravo, Bravo!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a very sweet poem and a very truthful one. It captures completely the essence of true love and a lover's quiet longing to be fulfilled by their heart's desire.

Very beautiful.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is quite possibly one of the most perfect poems about love that I have ever read. I found its words timeless, and the flow and rhythm to be almost indescribably beautiful. You have tapped into ancient wisdom... the wisdom of surrender to another's ability to make us look deep within our selves. What a positive, sensitive, and glorious piece, rife with joy and singing with the strains of the eternal.

Posted 10 Years Ago



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Linda Marie Van Tassell

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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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