Friday, 30 December 2011

Still

the  pale blue evening sky inhales
excitement of ’s festive air 

orange red banners festoon the house,
brighter  than  the  night’s  starry  glow 

sparklers, blow horns, wine glasses,
sets the clock ticking closer to

the seconds leap from here  to tomorrow,
binding  our  embrace  checkered  tight

moments like these stitch our arms,
day and night, black and white, sun and moon

flickering  overhead  as   the  countdown  begins,
your lips bend close and savor my red wine lips

ever changing passage of new year’s cheer
still, never changing love on my tongue lingers

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56 comments:

  1. Heaven, wonderful romance as we ring in the New Year. I love 'your lips bend close and savor my red wine lips...'

    May your New Year be just as romantic.

    And thank you for your inspirational poetry that you have been so kind as to post for RomanticFridayWriters from time to time. Always brilliant and eagerly awaited.

    Denise

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  2. Great poem! Loved the line "the seconds leap from here to tomorrow."

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  3. Lovely; lyrical and sensual. I'm licking my lips to taste both the wine and the lingering kiss.

    I love the new years concept.

    Have a happy new year Heaven :)

    .......dhole

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  4. Wow - that one was a shivery read - and we only have to wait till tomorrow night! Gorgeous piece
    Laura x

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  5. gorgeous posting!

    love the kiss!

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  6. Yes, "the seconds leap" . . . I really liked your poem! Happy New Year!

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  7. That is some serious tongue action! I hope you have a happy new year. :)

    ~Shawna
    (rosemarymint.wordpress.com)

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  8. WOW!! You are the most romantic poet I know. And what a neat kissing graphic. Tres cool.

    xoxo

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  9. You have definitely set the mood for a wonderful new year... enjoy!

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  10. "the seconds leap from here to tomorrow"...love that line. Perfect build up to the new year and love that kissing...

    Happy New Year! xoxo

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  11. I love your poem, and I just cannot get enough of that kissing! My only complaint is that the movie's too short!
    Happy New Year!

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  12. uhm what a pic!!! naughty!!! :)
    nice piece and happy rally!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/unhinged-reconstruction-meq/

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  13. Sounds like an excellent vintage to drink in the New Year. A happy one to you, Heaven.

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  14. love me some love that lingers on the lips...smiles...have a great new years heaven....

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  15. Linger love is always a good way to start the year and keep it going until the next one. Happy New Year!

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  16. Heavens, good heavens! Great poem and sensuously brought to live with that lingering kiss. How nice it is to be young and pretty!

    Hank

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  17. Sounds like a most perfect celebration, New Years or not. Happy 2012! ~

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  18. Wondrous poem for the new year...

    May peace and love be still inside you in the new year...
    1ManView ...

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  19. Very sensual, great images. Well written

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  20. Happy New Year, Heaven! I, too, liked the red wine lips line :)

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  21. These things now seem distant, yet close. Thank you for sharing this poem, reminding us to treasure what we received this year. I enjoyed the lines "moments like these stitch our arms,day and night, black and white, sun and moon " beautifully written!


    -Erick Flores

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  22. Great post - and have a great New year!

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  23. 'never changing love', great contrast to the new year. Excellent.

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  24. ah what a great use of the couplets here! your descriptions, as ever, are great here! there have been some great responses to this challenge! nice work!

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  25. I love how visual and sensual this is!

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  26. Vivid and sensual New Years poem. Very nice!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/another-will-be-born/

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  27. nice..i like the seconds, leaping from here to tomorrow...and while they do, i'm wishing you a very good start into the new year!!

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  28. Beautiful, romantic write. Almost heaven :)

    Happy New Year to you!

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  29. i especially love the last line.

    happy happy new year!

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  30. Sweet and beautiful... really put me in the mood for new year

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  31. Nice! :-)

    I wish you a happy new year!

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  32. great description of new year's day

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  33. This sounds like a beautiful way to transition from one year to the next. Happy New Year!

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  34. Very beautiful, my poetic friend : )

    moments like these stitch our arms...a lovely image.

    The best to you in 2012 and thank you so much for all the support you've given me. I look forward to reading more of your wonderful writing.
    -Eva

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  35. Very nice write, I really enjoyed the tone you chose here, very nicely done. I wish you a happy 2012. Thanks

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  36. hey i got to enjoy this one twice...smiles...now that we are on the cusp of the new year...i wish you a wonderful one all the more...

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  37. i love the message at the end, even though the year changes, love does not.

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  38. amazing!

    Please visit my blog and follow each other.

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  39. aha! what a write, romantic like it should be!
    Somethings don't change and let be love that never lessens.

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  40. Your poems are always beautiful!! :)

    Btw Ive nominated you for the Candle Lighter Award:
    http://kweschn.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/liebster-and-candle-lighter-blogs/ :)

    Happy 2012!!

    Cheers,
    :)

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  41. It all fits like yin and yang. Timeless. Happy every-year!

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  42. Great poem!
    Wishing you happiness always!

    I thought I wrote a comment but I don't see it, and so here it is :)

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  43. this was passionate description of bringing in the new year, Heaven. Love the graphic at the end...Happy New Year!

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  44. Hello Heaven. Happy New Year!
    A lingering, lip-locking kiss in the name of everlasting love is always a pleasurable thing (smile).
    Thanks for sharing.

    A Flower And A Tear

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  45. Definitely a piece that bring on great sensation...

    Hi there, found you from the Poet Rally site..

    Oh yes, Happy New Year 2012.. Am glad to drop by your site.. Hope to see you around.. :) Cheers!

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  46. What can I possibly say that hasn't been said? Great stuff, happy new year!

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  47. 'moments like these stitch our arms,
    day and night, black and white, sun and moon '

    they do feel like this sometimes don't they? When all of life unites in the moment...loved this

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  48. Lovely romantic New Year's poem, Heaven!
    Thanks for stopping by my post. I got the idea to write a mix of prose and poetry from your poem for 'Sparkle'.

    Best wishes for 2012!
    Anna

    Anna's RFW challenge No 28 Ties That Bind - The House Call

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  49. well, that's the way to celebrate New Year's.
    contrasts in love and life, & the stillness of time.
    nice expository poem.

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  50. Hello Heaven.
    Just stopping by to congratulate you for being Runner-up this week.
    Well done!

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  51. Sweet , tender, touching and strong all mixed into one.
    A lovely poem ..
    Isadora

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