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Soulmate Solstice--with Brian Madden--for Dawn & DeVante'

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Janet Marie
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~*~

The Sun ... has always risen and fallen in silent splendor ...
The Moon ... has always lit up the night with it's luminous kiss
The Sky ... has always held us in celestial wonder ...
The Stars ... have always promised us our every wish

All I have ever wished for ... was to know a feeling like this ...


~*~

~For DeVante'~ ... with my unending love ... and undying gratitude ...
for making all my butterfly dreams and emerald wishes come true. For the inspiration and traces left behind ... my words wont ever do you justice.


"The sounds of the heart are silent melodies, vast symphonies
of euphoria that makes all thought all speech drunk.
It is impossible for words to express the depths of my love,
Though that will not stop me from trying the impossible
because in your love all is possible. The heavens are in reach,
A thousand summer kisses at your feet.
~For Dawn~ my muse and my soulmate. "


{Brian's verses to Dawn in italics}


~Soulmate Solstice~


You whispered across my chasm of loneliness,
reaching out for my hand, offering me a path paved
in the cadenced content of your company.
Across distance and darkness our fingers laced.
An entwining embrace lingering on in memory's trace,
far beyond the fathoms of both time and space.
Palm pressed to palm, caresses of calm,
your touch melted away my incessant winters.
Frigid nights warmed by the afterglow of our sighs.
From the first breath of your presence that exhaled
across the threshold of my unending need,
you became my oxygen. Consentually overcome ...
I inhaled you in and then ... came completely undone.

Whispering winds sing thy name,
Lady of Dawn, heaven's only daughter,
shining star of fragile frigid space
Yawning
the spaces in-between us,
chalked out on single mattress,  
split to hemisphere time.
Droning hours, minutes, seconds,
arduous grey flight of your absence
rapidly declining
Milliseconds
moments between moments,
There you reside,
steeped in moonlight mist
crystallising on my sorrow
drenched skin.
My insomniac lament beneath the shades
of gaunt gloomy wintering trees.
I have yearned the asylum of your bosom.


Sated in our sacred surrender
surrounded by sunset's retreating reprise,
we were awed by her ardent attempts
to compete with the heat our union apprised.
Enraptured in her embered envy
of our infusing intensity, hued in quiet violet ...
she tried to hide in her lavender drenched disguise.
Turquoise tinctured twilight summoned
night's indigo invitation in silent testify.
Still, the scene that the horizon painted
across her prismed canvas of satin skies,
paled as it failed to justify ...
the beauty that I had just witnessed
in the eventide of your emerald eyes.

Evening now beckons forth
the end to our orchard pleasures.
A magpie takes flight from
the barbed branched apple aviary,  
casting crimson on your face
where long locks of hair
unravel,  bathing in twilight.  
Even this ill omen can not
taint the meeting of our lips.
Your damp vanilla aroma
teasing my tongue, cushioned
in your thighs a rain of lavender petals.

We opened up each other,
peering inside internal cities,
strewn with wreckage of wars
and self inflicted sacrifice.
Admit the dust and stigmatic blood
I for you and you for me,
warmed the embers of a heart alone,
sealed in crumbling columns of stone.


Drapes of dusking darkness veiled the
sable star stained sky. Satiated we levitated
across midnight's mantle of ebony caress ...
mercifully rescueing me from the drowning depths
of my relentless unrequitedness.
Resistless tendencies aligned our eclipsing ecstacy,
consumating our commitment ...
across constellations of infinity.
Your beckoning brilliancy denied gravity's grasp,
pulling my tides, phasing my moons.
Wishing upon your shooting stars
while kissing away your sorrows scars.
Your jade tears flowed through my own lost years,
saturating me in second chances and inspiration.
We loved a lifetime in our taken too soon
sequestered season of your butterfly promised equinox.

In brilliant caress of flame
my moth body burns.
Always and ever returning
to the fires of you devouring
all I have ever known.
Your fingers kindle down my spine.
In that swirling inferno of souls
it casts illumination
on the sorrow drive ins.
This is love.
Now let me be burnt.



Janet Marie
Brian Madden



~*~




~*~


**Thank you to Brian for once again honoring me in a duet,
this one--most special to us both.
Thank you for your friendship and your constant encouragement ...
and understanding of my need to write of my butterfly muse.
**A special Thank you also to Mark ...
for your help and guidence on this project...
sometimes we need a fresh pair of eyes to see what was in front of us all along.
(RTWB)(smile)

~*~






Well tomorrow holds only mystery
And who's to say what might be
But in you I found a love so strong
The sun and the moon looked on in jealousy

[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 09-24-2001).]

© Copyright 2001 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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Janet Marie and Brian:

I don't have the worthy to say what these emotive and beautiful words express to me.  Amazing, both of you!!! Hugs!
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2 posted 09-22-2001 02:23 PM       View Profile for Domzi   Email Domzi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Domzi

I think this duet was beautifully written.
Truly touched my heart in way that needed
to be felt.
Thanx...
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Reading this is like taking a journey on a road of emotions and pleasure. fantastic..James
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This is just amazing!! Congratulations you two on a beautiful work of art.  

~I've loved you forever, in lifetimes before~

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Janet and Brian ... enjoyed the clarity and immensity of emotion and thought that you both gave to create this beautiful piece

Rex
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Martie, Domzi, James, Enchantress, Rex,
thank you for your beautiful replies, as you know the theme of the poem is very special for myself and Jan, so your thoughts and replies mean so much to us.

Speaking of my butterfly poet, Jan,
A special thanks to you for your friendship, wisdom, poetry and for offering me the chance to write with someone very special.
I can't wait until next our pens meet again.

Kit McCallum
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Brian and Janet Marie ... this is absolutely splendid! Bravo on this wonderful piece, intertwined with warmth, passion and heart. An incredible write, worthy of much applause ... Bravo!  

Best wishes to you both,
/Kit
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Janet and Brian~ I am in awe of your beautiful collaboration...I too await eagerly for the next duet!    

Wow....I love it  

Hugs to you both,
~Krista  

"Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you.
And all you can do is to go where they can find you."
~Winnie the Pooh

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9 posted 09-22-2001 07:39 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

This is beautiful, both of you! So powerful and longing!

God bless America, my home sweet home.

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A wonderous work - both of you!

Corinne
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With you two writing together this was always going to be special, and indeed it was. Excellent, take care!

"Let me pierce the realm of glamour
So I know just what I am." ~ Van Morrison

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The yin, the yang....the ethereal sound of the weaknesses and strengths of emotional bonding, heard above the madness and chaos of the world outside. What a beautiful duet!  
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GEEZ...ya'll COULD have told me...sigh...whree have I been and how do I begin? Exquisite is a good word. We can start there.  

First there is such a startling show of the honest emotion of love in this piece I am convinced that the two of you wrote this in the nude.  

The images strike deep chords and the fluency is just liquid--it just poured off the screen and into my heart. (I obviously LOVED this...   )

And before I write a book here? I'd just like to add that your styles don't just "complement" each other...they actually temper each other, coaxing instead of coercing the best from each other.

Much applause to two of my favorite poets, with gratitude for my latest favorite poem!
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JM* I do love these poems touched by butterfly wings...it's beautiful baby.
Each verse floats on more softly than the
next and touches my heart with a soft sigh~

Brian* Such heartfelt weaving...love does
become you sweet sir, that's one muse that
is most definately touched by the heart of
another, beautiful work~



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Any words I might offer would not do this poem justice, so all I can say, is "thank you" for sharing...
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'You whispered across my chasm of loneliness,
reaching out for my hand, offering me a path paved
in the cadenced content of your company.
Across distance and darkness our fingers laced.
An entwining embrace lingering on in memory's trace,
far beyond the fathoms of both time and space.
Palm pressed to palm, caresses of calm,
your touch melted away my incessant winters.'

'We opened up each other,
peering inside internal cities,
strewn with wreckage of wars
and self inflicted sacrifice.
Admit the dust and stigmatic blood
I for you and you for me,
warmed the embers of a heart alone,
sealed in crumbling columns of stone.'


'Your jade tears flowed through my own lost years,
saturating me in second chances and inspiration.
We loved a lifetime in our taken too soon
sequestered season of your butterfly promised equinox.'

To say this is a wonderful collaboration would not even begin to do you justice...you guys have the best 'duetability'...like my word??     but, really, this is a beautiful express of the love in your hearts for your respective soulmates...and it is also extremely well written, with fantastic cadence, alliteration, consonance, inner rhymes and so much more...brilliant, brilliant piece, guys...truly worth the torture over the 'jade tears'...hehe...thanks for sharing it with us!  

sp  

tried to write a letter
to tell you how I feel,
but all I kept on writing
was slipping on the tears from the day...

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janet marie and dearest brian,
this is indeed a beautiful poem...im just about speachless....you were able to open yourselves and find words to describe love that is deep beyond imagination..i will treasure this as im sure Devante will as well. you two make wonderful duet partners..
~Dawn
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I don't think I have ever "read" emotions and feelings in print that moved me to tears before, and this poem did.  I have no words to say except this was exquisite, and thank you for allowing me into your personal journey to your heart and soul.

~* A smile is just a frown turned upside down *~

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Janet and Brian, I am at a loss as to what to say here. I am choked with emotion at the openness of your hearts and pens. Beautiful work.

Dee

I wish you every happiness and may you always have the best of the good things in life.     a brand

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JM,
The sensualism of this words would move any soul to weep. congratulations. Stinky
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21 posted 09-24-2001 03:07 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I wish to thank everyone for these lovely and kind replies...
(on behalf of both Bri and I)...
as he has returned to college this week so he wont get to be around as much.

To ~Lady Dawn~...I'm so glad you got to see this...you inspire lovely things in Bri      
thank you for the encouraging reply.


and KAREN???!!!!?????!!!! LOL
too much imagery baby ROFL

THANK YOU to ALL who took the time to read this and share your thoughts.


Thanks again to Bri for inviting me to duet..and for all the critique and pushing me. Im not sure this one would have gotten written with out it.


Peace and poetry
JM


(I love you Vante' ... I miss you)

~*~

Little boy prays to God to answer his song
To hold her hand when everyone else's are gone
Time goes by and the wounds slowly turn into scars
So he makes his final wish on the midnight stars
And he screams...

Little girl won't you hear my cry
Won't you come back home
To your lover's lullaby"


~*~


"We shared some special nights together
We said we'd watch the morning rise
But when the sun was all around us
It wasn't nothing I hadn't seen in your eyes"

~*~

"Well the sun sets gently on your shoulders
And it makes me want to touch you there
And the light in your eyes makes me feel
Like there's something much better out there
Something kind

Well tomorrow holds only mystery
And who's to say what might be
But I know in you I've found a love so strong
The sun and the moon look on in jealousy"


song verses from "There And Back Again"
by Vertical Horizon


[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 09-24-2001).]

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Sigh, I am way down on the list of awes, which I will blame on downloading a new puter and have missed until now, a very great piece of works..Congratulations to the both of you on a superb write. very gentle smile
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Touching beauty in colorful splendor! Love defined. Dare I even need say....ENJOYED
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JM and Brian ~ Oh what a lovely duet you two have shared, I could feel every word as I read...Simply outstanding.  Bonnie
 
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