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0 posted 2000-07-30 09:15 PM

Gershwin's Seduction

A dance thru time, melody and rhyme
old jazz shared with a new heart,
my sweet Embraceable You.
Warmth of touch,
a kiss that says so much.
They Can’t Take That Away From Me.
I close my eyes and hold you near.
Harmonic rhythm disguises
soft sultry moans  within your throat
beneath my wandering lips.
They All Laughed,
I smile and  press you closer
till awareness leaves us breathless,
closing our eyes to the world.
In a crowd totally alone
staying close as your heat
melts away my clothes.
Anyone watching will surely know
though the layers remain
bodies sway in ancient dance.
My hands along your back caress,
loving you with softly whispered words,
your body languidly moving with mine
as you shudder safe in my arms.
Taking your hand
leading you from the floor,
watching you blush as people return
who never left our sight even when
Love Walked In.
Knowing we had shared more
than we should ever there allowed, yet
Aren’t You Kind Of Glad We Did?

EWDrake © 2000

(A tribute to a day of old when romance was
a bit less bold, and far more deeply felt.
Songtitles from:
The Great Jazz Vocalists Sing the Gershwin Songbook
Blue Note, Registered trademark of Capitol Records
CDP 0777 7 80506 2 9)

© Copyright 2000 Evan W Drake - All Rights Reserved
Member Patricius
since 2000-05-14
Posts 11858
New Brunswick Canada
1 posted 2000-07-30 09:20 PM

Yeah George was a genius when it came to composing and Ira could write such beautiful endearing lyrics. They were indeed sensational......this is a very good piece and it captures the time perfectly.....

Good to get to know you....ethome..

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2 posted 2000-07-30 09:24 PM

     What a wonderful poem! So full of romance.. its breathtaking    I really like it.  I'm adding to my library  

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3 posted 2000-07-30 09:28 PM

Yes, George and Ira knew exactly what they were up to! This one was simply fun to write, brought back a few really fond memories. Thank you, ethome, for the encouragement.

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4 posted 2000-07-30 09:31 PM

I'm honoured, rosepetals, truly!
Sometimes a little romance can go a long way...

Evan *S*

Paula Finn
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5 posted 2000-07-30 10:24 PM

Evan...may I have some COLD water please? I love the way you interwove the song titles thru your words...words of sweet seduction, softly spoken and understated, the way a woman wants to be seduced...WOW

never say never

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6 posted 2000-07-30 11:39 PM

Of course, Paula, with extra ice for the lady...which may well be another poem if I concentrate a bit on the image!
Laughing here..thank you,

doreen peri
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7 posted 2000-08-03 11:30 PM

YES!!! i LOVE this... and now i'm humming all those gershwin tunes in my head.... LOL

your poetry is art.... i'm glad you have joined us here

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8 posted 2000-08-04 08:11 PM

Thank you, Doreen...and now I hum then again as, what did I do with that cd?  

With a long held breath given dark freedom, the single flame in sorrow's window flickers out.

Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-20
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Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
9 posted 2000-08-04 08:45 PM

EW.... I like your work... This is great, very innovative and fun... and thanks for the acknowledgements as well...
Member Empyrean
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Listening to every heart
10 posted 2000-08-04 10:29 PM

OMG, a poet and you dance, too! I'll be looking to read more!

Welcome to Passions!

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

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11 posted 2001-08-04 08:43 PM

This is beautifully creative, I enjoyed this and enjoy old-time jazz as well  


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