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When All That's Left Is To Love

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When All That's Left Is To Love


You are the temple, I worship within,
living prayers of merging love and lust,
breath writes holy scriptures upon our skin.
You are the temple, I worship within,
a sacred place for me to enter in,
my priesthood's vows renewed by ev'ry thrust.
You are the temple, I worship within,
living prayers of merging love and lust. 

*This is an adaptation of French Triolet, a form which is officially written
in lines of 8 syllables, incorporating Iambic Tetrameter. Instead of French Iambic T, 
I am in the mood for a more rambling Colonial English flavour :P


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  1. Date: 2/20/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Admirable worship Chris - I repect how this write emphasises our obligation to define ourselves as Divine, something sacred without artifice - a truly powerful expression of sanctity within if we are willing to recognize it - that 3rd line is astonishing - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Short/sweet/and hot.......but brilliantly written!

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 2:36:00 PM
    glad you liked Dryad. It was not too sing songy for you?

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 2:35:00 PM
    WEll, Chris, why did you not mention you had a triolet for me to see at least?? I love these kinds of little poems! and I really like how you did yours here!"French" seems so appropriate for this poem! As for really long poems, another reason I don't read them is because I am always seeming to be rushing all the time and they slow me down. haha. I have read some excellent long ones of yours in the past. Right now I have to be getting home! That is why I didn't stop at the long one THIS time.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:40:00 PM
    A very novel idea! I must say...this is completely a new way of looking at intimacy and union. Very well worded. BTW...thanks every so much for your comment on my couplet! :) It brought me joy!

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 10:16:00 AM
    this is amazing poetry,, so visual, such image it creates....

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 5:46:00 AM
    chris - I love the whole priesthood/temple idea. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 1:51:00 PM
    Glad to see you posting bud. Small jewel here, guess you know that. But a complimetn is better than self evaluation. Hit me again soon, the deck gets cold while we wait.

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 9:26:00 AM
    You already know how much I love this me goosebumps all over...Hmm, I should say something about form and poetic devices, right? .... I like how you've altered the meter... :)