Tuesday, 12 February 2013

You


                Are my vowels & consonants
                                Growing in the index of my fingers &
                                (Careless) tip of tongue as I pen
                                With/in parameters & out/er margins-
                                You roll and colour 
                                Every metaphor & simile

                                You cup, measure and fill
                                The cheeks of my verses
                                The zing in stanzas, stress in meters 
                                You are the curl of my (perfect) font
                                Dash in my every-thing & un-finished thoughts 
                                The comma in epilogue, next & always -
   
                                You candle-burn my pages - 
                                And even though you mess me up with conjugations,
                                The words always lead me back to
         
                                                                                     you 



                                                    
                                   

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76 comments:

  1. ooh, you candleburn my pages.... that was a spicy moment, Grace!

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  2. haha...like your wordplay...and that is hot for sure...you are my vowels is itself a wonderful intimate line...you cup, measure and fill the cheeks of my verse....another really great line...wonderful write grace...

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    1. Fun wordplay for sure ~ Thanks Brian ~

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    2. I enjoyed the very same words Brian pointed out. This is really fun and sweet.

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  3. Some grammar woes, curling the toes, very nice spin as it warms at your bin. Have a great day at your bay.

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    1. I should have added curling the toes..ha..ha...Thanks Pat ~

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  4. Oddly, while this is a passionate verse, it still reminded me of my daughter because you played with the actual words. =) Have a beautiful day!

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  5. Grace, really lovely! Especially loved--you cup measure and fill the cheeks of my verses, and mess me up with conjugations :-) A beautiful and fun poem.

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  6. And even though you mess
    me up with conjugations,
    The words always lead me
    back to you

    Rightly so! Beautiful word play Grace! The lingering efforts stay long on course!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank ~ Fun to play with words~

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  7. nice sensuality and wordplay in this...my fav is the cup measure and fill the cheeks..line...nice...

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    1. I like that line too Claudia ~ Thank you ~

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  8. OH MY GOD. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this poem.

    #runbout

    #thatisall

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    1. Thank you for the awesome response ~

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  9. reminds me of when i used to trace alphabets with my tongue, haha...
    happy valentine's, heaven! ;-)

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    1. Now that is hot ~ Happy Valentine to you too ~

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  10. Exquisite wordplay here - and a gentle sensuality too. You really have a way with words, Grace :-)

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  11. So wonderful and sensual Heaven, your lyrics always put me into a great kind of mood.

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  12. So sensual. So fully passionate. Loved!

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  13. Hiya, Loving the way technicality and sensuality come together here so sweetly - the work of a gifted poet.... With Love & Light Scott x www.scotthastie.com

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  14. ..the words always lead me back to you... perhaps to love is like that...a complete repeat of past cycles... even it hurts already deep inside... smiles...

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  15. Very hot wordplay Grace! Wow!
    My favorite verses:

    You cup, measure and fill
    The cheeks of my verses

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  16. oh my......i've just been in a poetic heaven indeed..love this all. especially 'You candle-burn my pages..'...gorgeous, Grace :)

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  17. Beautiful word play, and steamy.

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  18. I really love the last stanza. very nice

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  19. This is just elegance refined! Loved! xox

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  20. Really enjoyed this one. Yes, you are always good, but this one had something extra. I think Poppy said it right-elegance.

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  21. I liked that "candle burn my pages" line. Very sensual poem.

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  22. Filled with such love...a beautiful poem!

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  23. Oh my this is such wonderful poetry. I enjoy this so much. Happy Valentines day Grance. I enjoy the canle bum my pages line the best. Here is my entry for today. http://gatelesspassage.com/2013/02/04/mothers-love/

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  24. A slow burning candle. Have always enjoyed that image. I really enjoyed reading this out loud.

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  25. a beautiful poem for valentines day. yes. you capture the way that someone evokes, inspires our writing. love it.

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  26. Loved the line "you candle burn my pages" and it looks like I am not alone! :) awesome

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  27. like the way you mix grammar, anatomy here. It works!

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  28. For mature audiences only? But Grace even at 66, I have never been considered mature. This is wonderfully sexy - sweet and hot. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    1. I have not seen the "mature" this way...ha..ha...Thanks Raven for the lovely words ~

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  29. I just loved this...especially "You cup, measure and fill The cheeks of my verses" and the ending every word leads me back to you...very romantic indeed. :)

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words Di ~

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  30. Great Stuff! I'm a sucker for wordplay so it was truly a pleasure to read this! truly amazing work!

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    1. Your word play is so amazing ~ Nice to meet you ~

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  31. Grace, I just love this...the passion in words shines through. One of those I wish I'd written!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words Victoria ~

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  32. This is fabulous wordplay, very clever and sensual and lovely all at once!

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  33. OMG1 Let me outta here! I didn't read the caveat--mature readers only!
    WAIT! I'll have to (sizzle!) go back and read (sizzle!) the poetry again, to be certain it sizzles--I mean "fits" the "adult" definition. Maybe even read it slowly a third time. OMG!

    Ya got the picture?
    PEACE, Grace!

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  34. You're the curl of my font! Totally relate-able. And how he fills your verses - lovely, Grace :)

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  35. So sexy that I giggled like an adolescent...maybe I'm not mature enough yet. I loved the way that you used the word "you" with multiple meanings and to bookend the poem.

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  36. Love the games you play with your words :)

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  37. always full of love,envy your lover!

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  38. Excellent wordplay and a pleasure to read.

    Anna :o]

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  39. You are amazing and awesome always :)
    totally tripping on these lines ...

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  40. Lovely :) your inspiration always slips back to you

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  41. A feast of the senses. Come and dine.

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  42. I love the way you used grammar here, to a sensual rendering I hadn't begun to think of before. outstanding metaphors and brilliantly poeticized. Thanks

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  43. Now I know how you write such sensuous poetry - your inspiration is language. Ha. Only you Grace can make a conjugation sexy. Great write. Enjoy your Valentine.

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  44. Outstanding metaphors !!

    Loved it !!

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  45. Your wordplay... simply amazing. Happy Valentine!

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  46. I love this and not only because it's Valentines. I want a copy of this poem.

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  47. i like the zing in stanzas especially since it ryhmes with sings, and sounds so much like it, and poems are so much like songs.

    Initiated Kiss

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  48. stunning and sexy. your use of words are quite intriguing. I felt compelled to read it more than once.

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  49. Beautifully written, I like "you candle-burn my pages"

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