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Parsley and Beyond

In this, the fairest city of romance, and inside the marvelous museum to which I have made my first pilgrimage as a lover of art, I stand in contemplation, mesmerized by my first look at an original Renoir. I catch sight of a vision even more spectacular across the room from me! Involuntarily, I gasp! Those sweet sparkling eyes! That head of thick dark hair, tousled as if you’d just come in from playing with the wind! “Beautiful” falls in silence from my lips. And then you see me too. . . but you do not lower your eyes as normally a stranger would do. Instead, you penetrate my soul with the intensity of your unwavering gaze. Feeling suddenly exposed, as if you have read my most intimate thoughts, I look away, but not before seeing the most radiant of smiles play across your handsome face. I store this breathtaking moment in my memory and abruptly walk away. Your essence has seeped into my subconsciousness, for every night this week, I have wonderfully erotic dreams, and you are the leading man. Like a kitten given a whiff of her first catnip, I’ve been smitten. My feral side has been unleashed and I am now a cat, longing for you in the heat of my nights. I call for you, and suddenly you are right next to me, your caresses lingering on my skin as you smile down on me with that same captivating grin with which I’ve so hopelessly been taken in! Always I awake, breathless. . . . but like a fresh sprig of garnish on a completely empty plate, the dream is not enough to dull my unrelenting ache. One thought occupies my mind: to find you! You seemed so natural in that place the first time I beheld you, surrounded by bronze statues of Greek gods. Surely you will return there to the Louvre. And so I keep going back to my Mecca until finally. . . I glimpse you once again, and again, the sudden intake of my breath! Fortune has smiled on me, for recognition has lit your eyes, and you grace me again with your own special smile of warmth. I silently beg cooperation from the stars in the heavens. Oh, that all the planets will have aligned themselves for me today, for I see you now, and you are walking, with no hesitation, straight toward me! I tremble with expectation, and deep inside the heart of me, I have the most optimistic feeling that I won’t be waking up hungry any more. . . and that parsley will now adorn a plate completely full. For Conteset by Rambling Rose: Breathtaking Love And now for Skat's old romantic poems........ Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 11/4/2014 6:38:00 AM
    This one is breath taking. Just an exceptional write.

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 2:27:00 PM
    This one reads like a paperback with Fabio on the cover with you and a Renoir on the wall in the background. Maybe you should try your luck! Congratulations on your fine work! RAY

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 9:28:00 AM
    Ooh la la! What a steamy piece you have crafted. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 7:54:00 PM
    Btw I am not busy...rather I have become lazy...hahaha...

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 7:53:00 PM
    Wow!How I missed this one ever!Love it Andrea!Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 10:12:00 AM
    Great write and win! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 6:01:00 AM
    you are on a roll Andrea...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 4:49:00 AM
    Can you stop winning for a while am getting TNS congratulating you lol (wrist complaint) xx

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 9:34:00 PM
    Adorable. Many congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 8:50:00 PM
    Awesome Andrea, congratulations in the Skat, contest. Take Care PD

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:24:00 PM
    Congratulations ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/22/2010 9:08:00 AM
    No wonder this won, Andrea! & what a very interesting title & take on it--totally breathtaking indeed! enjoyed reading this! COngrats on this superb poem :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2010 12:06:00 PM
    Awesome win - warm congrats! thanks also for your kind congrats Andrea, very much appreciated. love, shar

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 2:39:00 PM
    lol.i have a lot to catch up to as well. i will get to it this weekend completely though. and its a cliff hanger. but if you read 'the moment enigma'. you might get it a bit more, when you can. because, thats what was on her mind, but she kept it quiet, not telling at the campfire.butt through her expression, her father just knew there was something wrong with her. -always

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 8:46:00 AM
    Congrats on your Ist Place win, Andrea..Very nice....Jimmy

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 6:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in A Rambling Poet's contest "Breathtaking Love" Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 1:37:00 PM
    DAMN good! WOW! Breathtaking and unexpected. Congrats on your win, well deserved!

  1. Date: 5/16/2010 9:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on winning first place in my contest, Andrea, you had me hooked from the first word. I just loved it. Enjoy the glory. Love Constance

  1. Date: 5/16/2010 9:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your 1st place win, Andrea! See, I told you all that you had to do, was describe me in a poem, and you would win. Woooo Hoooo! Ha ha ha ha!Enough said. Chris.

  1. Date: 5/16/2010 7:44:00 PM
    OK, Andie, I hope this is a true account. Too beautiful to be otherwise! Congratulations! RAY