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Spring Valley

Sitting at glen’s edge,
pining the loss of summer
and idyllic rendezvous -
the noticeable disappearance
of luscious granny smiths
we cut in halves
and passionately rubbed
between a quartet
of burning thighs
to chill the desire -
after the writhing ceased.

Perhaps we spoke in similes,
debating the darker part of dawn -
the soft, highlighted slices
of your auburn hair
reflecting the sun's
secret midday voyeurism -
wispy strands of woven silk
complimenting the texture
and hue of imported burgundy wines
erotically sipped, 
and unintentionally

Or maybe,
we didn’t speak at all -
perhaps our mouths
were silently engaged in activities
devoid of eating and speaking -
and the perspiration exchanged
was more essential than
simplistic bands
of knuckled gold;
wet and wanting 
an invitation 
to the honey-scented
catacombs of a private

The summer when
two ambitious hearts beat loudly
and became whole; 
we coupled and silently 
brushed our eyelashes against
a lost era. 
A time when innocence 
was a forgotten commodity -
and sincere happenstance
could not define the validity
of unconditional love;
whereas our 
sodden lips remembered
and conditionally 

Dedicated to and written 
for my sweetheart -Margaret.

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  1. Date: 10/4/2010 6:40:00 PM
    Big Congratulations on your fantastic win in Catie's contest, John! It's a lovely and inspiring poem filled with sentiments of Nostalgia and tenderness. God bless. Have a wonderful day. Kindest Regards, Andrew.

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 7:38:00 AM
    sensual piece well deserving of a win, congrats

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:38:00 AM
    Stunning poetry John, most deserved of it's podium placing in Catie's lovely contest >> James

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 5:35:00 AM
    Congratulations John for your win in Catie Lindsey's contest "Love Notes". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 8:52:00 PM
    Lucky lady, Margaret. Very sensual poem, great win, John. Loved this line: silently brushed our eyelashes against a lost era. Andrea

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 8:17:00 PM
    Margaret is a lucky lady, John. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 2:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on this super win in the contest, John

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 1:49:00 PM
    Congrats John on your big win in the Love Notes contest .. a wonderful write my friend ...enjoy your big win ... with luv..

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 1:29:00 PM
    Ahh....I remember this so fondly! I loved this poem, John....breathtaking and wonderful!!! This is "POETRY" !!!~ :) love, Carrie

  1. Date: 2/14/2009 6:20:00 AM
    beautifully done, John!! congrats on your win! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 2/13/2009 9:30:00 AM
    Congrats John on your win in Kristin's contest. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/13/2009 4:56:00 AM
    Congrats John. Much deserving of a place in Kristins contest. Love Christie

  1. Date: 2/12/2009 11:38:00 PM
    Congrats on your success in Kristin's contest John.rgds Brian

  1. Date: 2/12/2009 7:43:00 PM
    Ahh what a Valentine present Margaret has now. Congratulations and a big wooooohoooo, Laurie

  1. Date: 2/12/2009 7:34:00 PM
    I was so amazed by this poem the first time I read it and once again today, in the winning poem section. This is so filled with passion and tenderness. Well done, as are so remarkable as a poet! Love reading your works! Congratulations! Carrie

  1. Date: 2/12/2009 7:27:00 PM
    Congrats.. its a beautiful love poem for your sweetheart ..

  1. Date: 2/12/2009 6:06:00 PM
    John congratulations on placing in Kristin's contest - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/8/2009 5:37:00 PM
    Passionate use of language here, John! I particularly appreciate the form and content; the concept of love being a living entity beyond mere flesh springs to my mind when reading this. Deep, personal yet undeniably universal! Warm regards, John.

  1. Date: 2/8/2009 5:13:00 PM
    breathless... you left me. wow, I say with a slight blush!

  1. Date: 2/7/2009 7:13:00 PM
    My friend John a masterpiece of woven passion and a story only told as grand as you can tell it. You kept me wanting more of this in depth love story as though as I was there myself watching.Just so lovely it made me melt. Love Laura :)