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How I Love You

 I love you as I love the warbling birds of spring
That tones sweet the fragrant hours of day
Just like the Trini flower's soft murmurings
On the sacred fields tender as you lay.

I love you as I love the first smile of the sun
Kissing soft the cherry blossoms by the streams
That like the falling of the dews: mighty spun
Bathing the empty spaces of my dreams.

I love you without knowing the touch and taste
Of beauty's lips plucked from the purest flower
I love you as I love the stars warm embrace
That hugs you in the moonlight hours.

I love you as I love the first ripe fruit of Summer
That sates these poor longing lips of mine
Which holds the last fair kiss of you my flower 
By the sweet mountain's dripping pine.

I love you with breath, passion, longing and might
I love you with the deep fire trembling in my veins
I love you till the ends of the unsearchable height
I love you as I love the drumming of the rains.

For I will be your captain till forever and a day
To steer you from the storms, to calm you from the fear
Yet still I love you with the words I fail to say
With every swooning heart beat, with every falling tear! 

Ps. This will be my final poem here.

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  1. Date: 3/8/2014 9:17:00 AM
    My goodness this reminded me so much of Pablo Neruda's Sonnet 17 you should look it up I was struck in the first words I think this is absolutely beautiful..7.. Love Jayne x

  1. Date: 1/15/2014 4:12:00 AM
    "Amazing write..this poem reminded me of Elizabeth Browning's poem"The Ways of Love"...This is really beautiful my friend:)keep writing like this...thank you for stopping by my poem..take care:)"

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:00:00 PM
    Lovely decriptive poem on nature and all it's splendor, glorious and wonderful, loved every word and line, of this poem, it makes me want to write a nature poem right now but i have to get rest even though i'm inspired right now after reading what you wrote here. great job my friend, in other words this has inpired me that much. also i'm glad you enjoyed green. cheri

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 9:00:00 PM
    This has got to be the most beautiful expression of love I have ever heard, at least not in a long long time, a soul so precious as this, deserves to find a soul mate, tonight, you are in my prayer list, and I believe he hears our prayers even before they leave our lips, thank you for sharing this gem M, big hugs, from me to you xxx

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 9:30:00 PM
    Wow... this poem leaves me speechless. I hate to see you go. You are one of my favorites on the soup. Your words are so captivating. I don't think the era of your writing should come to an end.

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 3:24:00 AM
    Mustapha--Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 4:16:00 AM
    - Thanks for all the beautiful poems you have shared with me Mustapha - and thank you for all your kind comments on my poems. - Wish you and everyone you love a pleasant Christmas !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 5:34:00 AM
    - Good to see you - Have a lovely day, Mustapha!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 5:37:00 AM
    Don't go away, brother. But even if you do, we'll find your great poems somewhere!

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:17:00 PM
    Mustapha, I so glad to have discovered your poetry. Reading this one, I know there's no need for me to write further about love, for you have said it all.

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:01:00 PM
    spell binding love poem soulfully apt finale. Good luck!

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 4:14:00 PM
    This is such a wonderful write, Mustapha. Your adoration of nature stands out so beautifully. I love the way you mix it together with the love you have for your lady, Lovely poem....peter

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 9:14:00 AM
    i am entranced reading this, more ways than one...sigh! like the brownings though yours is more delicately woven... darn good romantic write, anytime..:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 5:20:00 AM
    A beautiful final poem. I'm sad to hear you're leaving this site. If that be so, please continue writing. You shine, my friend. Licia ;-)

  1. Date: 11/22/2013 8:25:00 PM
    Hello M&M... Stopping by to say hi... Nice to see you here. I'm hoping you are ready to post a new poem.... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 11:39:00 AM
    This is your last poem before you get inspired to write another beauty right?You are one of the most romantic and talented poet i had ever read here on ps in the five yrs id been here.A touching love poem

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 7:53:00 AM
    Beautiful, romantic, and tender. Now this is a love poem

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 11:39:00 PM
    What can I say Mustapha, here was beauty in every line. Fantastic. Thank you for the read, my friend...Peter

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 6:41:00 PM
    this is a sumptuous feast of love through poetry!! Very beautiful.

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 5:47:00 PM
    That is such a great poem!!!!!