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o', just for once, to receive what i give-

if he were to write me a love poem, would it breathe 
like the quintessence of begin? would it live 
as the moon to the sea – as precise as the art
of expanse along kismets journey, and all horizons linear? 
would it wind-wash and rush my untouched
expanse, as a field soft and wild, exhaling through hair?
would you hear all of my hurt as it crashes to floors; crashing
through my glass floors, formed by years of perfected neglect; 
(reverberating through centuries of cause and effect)

or would it die in my hands;
turn to dust
at your


to read his undying words, such as my deepest imaginings 
can conjure, would be as if the very sun had come to rest beneath 
my bosom, shining exponentially forth every wish and dream i have 
ever harbored within the safe haven of my yearnings, since long 
before the birth of time itself!

o’, words given from the depths of my hearts deliberate daydreams, 
from the vastness of your perpetual being,
would surely render my mind useless, striking my fluttering 
body numb, and alive all at once!
if my love ever wrote me a love poem, i would answer 
by way of warm lips on eyelids, (weary from longing 
and unrequited need) gliding them 
down his fair face, kissing years of spent tears into the oblivion that is       
no more (the culmination of death and the sweet realization 
of answered prayers), and yet

i would no sooner ask him to write me a love poem, then I would 
expose my longing to receive one.

Copyright © Kristin Reynolds

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  1. Date: 4/10/2010 4:57:00 PM
    Kristin~ Wow is all I can say what a beautiful poem this is its no wonder its a featured poem this week! CONGRATULATIONS you deserve it! Love Laura :)

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 6:48:00 PM
    Congrats Kristin on your featured write. Vince

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 11:42:00 AM
    Yes. All the secret longings come out in a poem - Introspection they call it. But the presenting must, I would imagine, come long after the fact. Wonderful to read your stuff again Kristin. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 3:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Kristin. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/5/2010 7:15:00 AM
    Kristin Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 4/4/2010 1:49:00 PM
    Kristin, many congratulations on your poetry being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 3:09:00 PM
    Kristin, congrats on your success in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 2:10:00 PM
    Yeehaw and yippeeee yahooo on your most excellent and well deserved win! Have a beautiful weekend once again! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 6:56:00 AM
    Hooray for you, cummings would love this !! Congratulations my dear girl!! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 12:38:00 AM
    Love this image the moon to the sea – as precise as the art of expanse along kismets journey, and all horizons linear? 'Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments on my monoku.

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 12:00:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Michele's contest Kristin Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 12/19/2008 11:49:00 AM
    It is the greatest treasure you can ever receive. 'A Love Poem.' A have a few from years ago nearly worn through from being read so many times of the years. You are a very gifted writer, dear kristin. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 4:45:00 PM
    Kristin Beautifully written with a deep understanding of the full range of emotions we feel when we don't get the understanding we need when we need it the most. You're one of the deepest thinkers I know, well, aside from me ha! Good luck in contest hun, a truly awesome write. I read it a couple of times. Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 2:18:00 PM
    First of all you are RSVP-ing to my very favorite poet. Many males are so non-verbal and so don't get it, it is ridiculous, so you are not alone. My husband, once a year, Christmas or my b-day, will make a card for me, but way more important than that, he will write something. I wouldn't dare call it a poem to him, but it is.The feeling you wrote here saying you would get if your hubby did, it is the feeling I get. I could never express it, you did, and I hope sweet friend, you get to live it.

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 11:55:00 AM
    Kristin I did not mean to upset you. Myself I seldom leave a poem alone year after year. I often find ways in which it's unclear or could be clearer in putting forth the message I intented. However, it matters not to me what message is recieved or what rings true to the reader only that they are supported or encouraged or feel less alone from the reading. There are so many variables in a poem, many of which have nothing to do with the words; the groupings, the meter, the spacing.

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 11:52:00 AM
    Dear girl...this poem, is totally lovely, and would make your hubby melt....whether he has a poet's heart or not..., he would love hearing such love pour from your heart! You are so amazing...whatever you write is gold!! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 11:49:00 AM
    . Oh my gosh...when you wrote, and said you almost picked the same Robert Frost (A Time to Talk)...after my lame attempt to even enter this competition...I had to laugh at how the comparison to your magic touch would have been...(I would be soooo afraid to know!! I would have gone into hiding, and been afraid to post a poem for awhile!! LOL How funny ! would that have been? I'm in awe of your talent...I KNOW my limitations...but feel good just knowing we have similar tastes!! :)Love Ya Carrie!!

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 8:09:00 AM
    Kristin , don't worry that Hubby doesn't get poety ; he " GOT " the Princess Poetess . You are both winners !!!

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 6:42:00 AM
    Ooh, this sounds like a challenge~like I've been handed a college term paper to write-you know I used to really love those-I would always be very precise about them-hey, I was a 3.7 gpa-and, actually, I think I am do for some kind of a love poem!? And I shall write 'the best' love poem, the world has 'ever' seen-well, at least since the twentieth century-Yes, (((I CAN Do THIS)))~Smile~So, I better get some coffee-its gonna be a long day!"My Love To You All, Always Dear Kristin, John!"~{LOVE}

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 5:38:00 AM
    OMG I adore Marks poem! sigh, it is so lovely and in my faves! He is awesome, isn't he? This is so beautiful, yet sad. Some people just don't understand words, and how much they mean to us poor poets. We would surely feast like a starving wretch, on a love poem, eh? Though, I am sure your sweet husband loves you very much. I just wouldn't hold my breath for a love poem.lOLOLO LOve and hugs, me