How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #5 Archive
 To Be Thine
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

To Be Thine

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Skyfyre
Senior Member
since 08-15-99
Posts 1966
Sitting in Michael's Lap


0 posted 01-24-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

The beauty of the morning's birthing hour,
When hummingbirds bejewel the Glory's vine,
The crimsoned dawn in all its quiet pow'r,
I'd gladly yield, if only to be thine!

The lullaby that floats upon the breeze,
With sweet perfume of dew upon the pine;
Such rare delights!  But even such as these
I would forsake, if only to be thine!

The blushing rose, her silken gown aglow
With scarlet grace no Lady could refine;
These petals at thy feet I'd surely throw
To smooth thy passing, only to be thine!

The verdant spring, replete with songbirds' hymn,
And flowers calling butterflies to dine,
And clouds that sail the heights like seraphim,
I'd sacrifice, if only to be thine!

For thee, who braved the tomb of wintry ice
Wherein my heart, for fear, I did confine,
I would in gladness render any price
That might be named, if only to be thine!

Each secret smile, each sweet and lilting song,
My heart, my soul, and all I claim as mine,
Oh!  Question not to whom these things belong
But know, in truth, that each and all are thine;

Each hour, from twilight's bloom to break of day
And back again, I gladly would consign;
But still, an even grander price I'd pay
To take thy hand, and know my joys are thine.


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

© Copyright 2000 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


1 posted 01-24-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Well, I think you've outdone yourself with this one, Kess. I am speechless.....how often does that happen? All I can say is EXCELLENT
Poetic Sadness
Junior Member
since 01-15-2000
Posts 13
Kelowna, BC, Canada


2 posted 01-25-2000 12:06 AM       View Profile for Poetic Sadness   Email Poetic Sadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetic Sadness's Home Page   View IP for Poetic Sadness

That's the most beautiful language I've heard in a poem in a very long time. I felt my heart ache and leap at the same time, and I can relate wholly to this. Fantastic job.
Skyfyre
Senior Member
since 08-15-99
Posts 1966
Sitting in Michael's Lap


4 posted 01-25-2000 09:40 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Denise:  Not sure, maybe this is one of those cyclic thigs?  LOL  Thanks ...

Poetic Sadness:  Thank you twice!  

--Kess
Master
Senior Member
since 08-18-99
Posts 1880
Boston, MA


5 posted 01-25-2000 05:16 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Your talent has left me speechless... I just wanted to tell you... (nope, I'm still speechless)! Just Wow!
Christopher
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 08-02-99
Posts 9130
Purgatorial Incarceration


6 posted 01-26-2000 12:02 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

To be impressed is something. To be blown away by the sheer grace and glory of a few written words is another. This supercedes both, lying somewhere out amongst the glory of the stars. There, it shines with radiance matching any in the heavens.
I know, m'friend, that you don't care too much for this. But I have to say, (even when viewed from an objective viewpoint,) that this is my favorite of any you've written... "cliche's" notwithstanding!  
Balladeer
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 06-05-99
Posts 26302
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA


7 posted 01-26-2000 12:11 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Masterful writing, Kess. I can only smile at the beauty of this piece.
Nan
Administrator
Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


8 posted 01-26-2000 08:10 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Yep - She's outdone her last outdid.... She just keeps doing that... I'm smilin'...
Mike
Member Elite
since 06-19-99
Posts 2528


9 posted 01-26-2000 11:38 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

"Such rare delight" pretty much says it all.
Sven
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 11-23-1999
Posts 15611
Lansing, MI USA


10 posted 01-26-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Kess, can I borrow that thesaurus that you have gotten a hold of?

As one who truly appreciates the power and beauty of the English language. . . this and other poems of yours are truly a blessing. . . you have found your voice and have blessed us with your song. . .

Your words truly sing with the power and the beauty of love. . . excellent Kess!

And Kess?  I have Destiny on the line!!
---------------------------------------------

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


11 posted 01-26-2000 12:41 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Skye,

Your poem's allure is kindly so,
nothing more need be said,
you've placed it now into heart and head
and bid that I keep it where e're I go.

This is remarkable, Skye, so well crafted! ...reminds me of Elizabeth B. Browning, one of my favorites. Have you read her "The Lady's Yes"?  You would llike!  

Claire
Nicole
Senior Member
since 06-23-99
Posts 1896
Florida


12 posted 01-26-2000 12:44 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

.....I'm still waiting for lessons.



M'Lady, this is superb, and that is indeed a gross understatement!

 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

--Author Unknown
Skyfyre
Senior Member
since 08-15-99
Posts 1966
Sitting in Michael's Lap


13 posted 01-26-2000 06:27 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Master:  No compliment better than none at all -- thank you.  

Christopher:  Wow ... what does one say to a compliment like that? Um ... thank you ... very much ..?  

Balladeer:  To be called master by the master is indeed high praise.    

Nan:  And I shall strive to do so every time ... nowhere to go but up!    

Mike:  I accept your plagiarism as the high compliment it most surely is.    

Sven:  So glad to hear about Destiny. my friend!  May she bring you endless happiness ...

As far as borrowing my thesaurus, though, I fear I must decline -- I would look rather strange, I think, without my head!  LOL  

Meadowmuse:  Thank you for your poetic response, your high compliment, and the suggestion.  I love E.B.B, but have not read that one -- I will certainly look it up!  (My favorite by her is one of the sonnets, the one that ends with "...And there the silver answer rang: 'Not Death, but Love.'")

Satiate:  LOL -- the only lessons I give are in the workshop -- poetry is too hard to "teach" over the net, when one cannot hear the other read the poetry!      Thank you for the praise, it is much appreciated my friend.

Smooches all,

--Kess



[This message has been edited by Skyfyre (edited 01-26-2000).]
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


14 posted 01-26-2000 07:00 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Beautiful.....Beautiful.....Beautiful Poetry
This is as good as it gets
What a pleasure!
LIz
Master
Senior Member
since 08-18-99
Posts 1880
Boston, MA


15 posted 01-26-2000 11:18 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

I'm totally in love with your poetry, I just have to bring this one back to the top! HUGS
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


16 posted 01-27-2000 11:19 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Bringing it back up again to get a second look. Don't want anyone to miss this one
Liz
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


17 posted 01-27-2000 11:27 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Kess, no not cyclic! My speechlessness is quite unusual.....
Burke
New Member
since 01-27-2000
Posts 6


18 posted 01-27-2000 12:00 PM       View Profile for Burke   Email Burke   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Burke

I love it it is very deep and heart felt.
Wow, thats all I can say
thank you,
Burke
PoeticKnight
Senior Member
since 01-20-2000
Posts 1151
New Orleans, LA


19 posted 01-27-2000 12:43 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

I'm not worthy! *S*
I don't want to sound like everyone else, but how can you say WOW differently?
HelmutB
Senior Member
since 01-06-2000
Posts 989
Canada


20 posted 01-27-2000 01:02 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

special very special your poem. Thank you Kess, you did a fine piece.

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

devina
Member Elite
since 10-28-1999
Posts 3189
Northern Cali


21 posted 01-27-2000 01:22 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I guess you can call me the late bloomer Kess, I wish I'd of seen this sooner...Your talent Exceeds excellent by FAR!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


22 posted 01-27-2000 01:57 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

An echo here of all that has been said--lovely, lyrical and excellent!
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #5 >> To Be Thine Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors