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Ancient Dance

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Ancient Dance

In twilight, old songs you're softly humming
Silken smiles paint tender your lovely face
Beguiling my present still, becoming
in everything, sweeter than granted grace

Deep your eyes, beheld above the stillness
of mystic mien, dismissing every voice
Caresses known in sadness and in illness
in bounty cherished, if you make the choice

Alluringly, you draw the bedroom curtain
and sing in sweetest voice of violins
Of languid looks and outcome certain
as old as Eve, the ancient dance begins

Sway, your heated honey scent of passion
and poise, anticipating kiss conceived
Shall return my longing, in your fashion
and make my life ten times a joy perceived

Great grows my love to see your moves entrance
and weave with siren song the ancient dance

First version January 23, 2014
Edited and lengthened December 2, 2014

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  1. Date: 10/10/2014 9:08:00 AM
    Just found this great write my friend. Adding this to my fav list as it strikes a special place in my heart. Without a doubt a gem that gets a solid 7 rating..

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 6:19:00 PM
    Hello Roy, Congratulations, on your win, thank you for sharing, and helping the reader Feel The emotions of Love through your poem. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 4:31:00 AM
    Enjoyed the write on feeling the love and congrats on the fine win, Roy

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 6:17:00 PM
    this was one of two lovely sonnets that just had to place in my top three! such beauty and romance conveyed through these lines - congrats on your win in my contest :)

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 2/20/2014 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Charlotte. I don't wander too often into the romantic category of poetry, so it's a real satisfaction to see that I can play with the big boys and girls.
  1. Date: 2/6/2014 3:47:00 PM
    I just love how this flows. I noticed a comment you made to someone at a blog I think. And I so agree with you about sonnets being impossible to write the "Modern" way. It's just free verse inside 14 lines, if you ask me. thanks for my win in your contest. That was an honor to me that you liked it. This sonnet is a romantic gem.

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 2/6/2014 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I think this one reflects a turn in my style as well. Thanks for the kind remarks!
  1. Date: 1/29/2014 5:28:00 PM
    A romantic rendezvous for the poetic soul dwelling in all our hearts. Just Beautiful!

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 1/29/2014 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Connie!
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 11:13:00 PM
    This is so skillfully and artfully written. I was mesmerized by its flow and message. Such an excellent poem.

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 1/29/2014 6:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Mark! I'm trying out a new style.
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 8:02:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your passionate sonnet..Sara

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 7:29:00 AM
    hi Roy and first let me say a big ty to you for your help it was invaluable this poem paints a glorious picture in my mind it sings to me Kudos Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 1/26/2014 2:54:00 PM
    lovely sonnet

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 1/26/2014 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks again!
  1. Date: 1/25/2014 1:22:00 PM
    Kudos for a job well done Roy. Kayod5

  1. Date: 1/25/2014 11:43:00 AM
    Roy this is an outstanding write, great flow and meter...David

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 6:45:00 PM
    A nice poem

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 4:50:00 PM
    This poem sings in beautious tones!

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 1/24/2014 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, pal!
  1. Date: 1/23/2014 3:28:00 PM
    lovely sonnet

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 1/24/2014 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're the man, Jack!
  1. Date: 1/23/2014 12:10:00 PM
    Very passionate and lovely....I must say...It is enthralling....I love the way you used this form to bring about beauty....I love "Sway, your mind and honeyed scent of passion." Very creative and expressive of need. Wonderful!

  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:53:00 AM
    Very nice Roy