The First Time

The first time you wrote,
A comment for me,
I could hardly know,
What this would grow to be

The first time we emailed
Privately, of course,
My heart soared and sailed
And you were the source

The first time we texted
More instantaneous now,
The fens to be excepted,
Where 3G is a sow

The first time we spoke
Your beautiful voice,
Took my breath away,
Made me rejoice

The first time we skyped
And I saw your face,
My heart it did flutter,
At your angelic grace

The first time we met,
In the physical world,
Everything shifted,
As my soul unfurled

The first time we kissed
And sizzling sparks flew,
Our lips they touched,
And our love grew

The first time we made …
Such intimate joy,
From the heavens above,
Just a girl and a boy

And all of these firsts,
Led to seconds and thirds,
An infinity of ecstasies,
That you bring unto me.

The ultimate love,
United and free,
Together always,
Is what we shall be.

Love’s Eternal Fire

The passion and desire,
That I feel for you,
Love’s eternal fire,
Does burn so true

That glint in your eyes,
That come hither look,
Let’s read together,
Love’s secret book

That smile that plays,
Upon your lips,
The suns fair radiance,
It doth surely eclipse

Angels do quell,
Their jealous rage,
Your perfect beauty
Doth theirs upstage

Love’s sweet nectar,
I drink it down deep,
Love’s sweet mysteries,
Are ours to reap

Always and forever,
Me with you,
Two hearts as one,
Eternally true.

I’ll Change My Flag

Chain

 

 

 

 

 

Alone again,
On this desolate isle.
Trapped in a chain,
No desire to smile.

Dreaming of then,
When together we were.
Dreaming of then,
When together we’ll be.

Thoughts of us,
Lift my heart.
Thoughts of us,
Never apart.

Days will pass,
Night times too.
No need to ask,
I’ll come back to you.

Time it does drag,
Until that day.
I’ll change my flag,
When we find a way.

I love you, Ionia.

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A Poetic Proposal Blog Tour Starts Tomorrow

So, following my post yesterday regarding the reasons ‘Why We Write Poetry’ – thanks to everyone that commented, there were some extremely insightful and interesting comments well worth checking out – I am back to the shameless plugging of my poetry collection.

As part of the release of ‘A Poetic Proposal’ there will be a short blog tour this week, taking in a few hops around some of the best blogs about. I do not want to say much now, but keep an eye out for the posts.

I would just like to give thanks in advance to everyone that volunteered to help with this. Your help is greatly appreciated.

The book is available here and comes in both digital and paperback format.

A Poetic Proposal

 

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Excerpt 6 from ‘A Poetic Proposal’

So, here we are at the end. The end you say? The end of this weeks featured poems from, ‘A Poetic Proposal’, my collection of poetry dedicated to Ionia. Finally, I hear some of you gasp. Finally the end of reading poems that we have all seen on this blog before. Well of course. Did you think I was going to include those special ones that haven’t appeared here? Of course you didn’t. Those are reserved for readers of the book. Still, I hope that you have enjoyed the poems that have appeared here this week. Remember there are more of the same, and even some that haven’t appeared on the blog, in the book.

This poem appeared previously on the blog not so long ago in July 2014. As a bonus for your patience in reading these posts I have prepared a reading of this poem, one of my very favourites, for you.

You are my Heaven

 

 
Lost,
Consigned to hell,
Then free,
To find my heaven

Now,
In purgatory,
Soon free,
Inside my heaven

You freed me from hell, and became my heaven
Whilst purgatory keeps me, from being with you
When I escape this rock of our pain,
I shall join you, my love,
Together again

You are my heaven,
My heart, my soul,
Only together,
Shall we be whole.

The book is available here and comes in both digital and paperback format. Stocking fillers! Don’t forget.

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Excerpt 5 from ‘A Poetic Proposal’

Another featured poem from, ‘A Poetic Proposal’, my collection of poetry dedicated to Ionia, as an hors d’ouvre to the poetry you can experience inside.

Again, this poem appeared previously on the blog, in May 2014.

Just To Be Here

Just to be here,
In this place,
To see the look,
Upon your face.

Just to be here,
The same time,
Separation,
Is such a crime.

Just to be here,
With my love,
Makes me believe,
In heaven above.

Just to be here,
With my girl,
Makes my heart,
Spin and whirl.

Just to be here,
Alone with you,
Is all I ever,
Want to do.

The book is available here and comes in both digital and paperback format. Stocking fillers! Don’t forget.

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Excerpt 4 from ‘A Poetic Proposal’

As you will all know by now, assuming that you have been reading these posts, that as part of the release of ‘A Poetic Proposal’ I am going to be featuring a poem from the book, dedicated to Ionia, each day this week as a taster of the poetry you can experience inside.

This is one that first appeared on the blog back in June. I have amended it slightly as I preferred the sound of new line. See if you notice it.

Half a Lifetime

Half a lifetime
Spent alone
Not even knowing
I wasn’t alive

It only took a minute
To know this was right
And all of a sudden
I saw the light

Being with,
The one that you love
This is a gift,
From heaven above

Sometimes we cannot,
be together
When all we want,
is together forever

That day will come
I know in my heart,
We shall be together,
Never apart

I cannot express
in words alone
The depth of my love
And desire for you

I just want to spend,
The rest of my life
Right by your side,
With you as my wife.

The book is available here and comes in both digital and paperback format. Stocking fillers! Don’t forget.

A Poetic ProposalAmazon US

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