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Below is the poem of the week entitled Hush The Stars which was written by poet Eileen Manassian.

Hush The Stars

“Look up at the stars,” you say
Its just another night up on the old water tank
Our blanket is spread and here we sit with the universe our theater
Another night of showing me the constellations 
Astronomy…your love
You…my love
The stars….your hobby
You….my idolatry

I try to follow your pointing finger
I try so hard to see them, those legends in your night sky
Hercules and Orion
You breathe out the names in sacred tones of awe
The constellations come alive, thundering across the sky
Celestial history of time

But the only stars I see shine in your eyes
your masculine grace
the beauty of your face
your inner glow that shames this night star show
you take my breath away...

And all I know on this night
is that I want to slide down the handle of the Big Dipper with you
And splash into the waters of passion
Drenched in the liquid light of your love
My universe

“You’re not listening…” you reprimand gently
as you look at me
I can’t speak
You touch my cheek
“What is it?”
And my voice is still
as I struggle to find the will
to make you see
all that you mean to me
I rise to my feet
Trembling, I speak...

“I will not let ….the stars outshine MY love for you
That’s…all you see
I’m here
now taste my jealousy"...
Your upturned face moves me beyond inhibitions..
My hands overcome the shyness
my stuttering voice belies 
They start to undress me

“I am…your earth bound Virgo
Here….I’m here…
But I will no longer be your virgin...
Not tonight" 
My blouse flutters to the ground
and my hands move to my skirt
"Make me your Andromeda, your chained lady
Yes….wrap yourself around me
Bind me with your love
Be my hungry Leo, thirsty with desire
And I will play the part of Aquarius… a water bearer of love”
And my undergarments….along with my skirt, fall all around me
Naked, I lower myself onto your lap
I straddle you
as the Milky Way straddles the night sky

And now….I am all you see
Your star struck eyes now focus on me
Wonder fills them as they take in my breasts
Full and taut with desire
for the first time revealed
I feel your fire
I speak…

“Yes, you cannot touch celestial orbs, but touch these...
Touch me...taste me....I'm here
And let my throbbing full moon
Covered now with a mantle chaste 
Reveal itself to your touch
I want you so much...
Yes, I'm here"...

And you fondle and taste 
and you fiercely embrace 
In my virgin blush
the stars hush
they hush to the sound of your name
that comes from my lips in bursts of new pleasure
time stands still to in the wake of this thrill
and my universe comes to be
birthed within your release

Trembling in my arms you speak 
In a voice awed and weak

"My you
The stars fall silent...their voice is hushed
every time....
every time...
you say my name.

You hush the stars with my name"

Eileen Manassian
February 24, 2015

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  1. Date: 3/1/2015 6:20:00 PM

    Hey Hey Poem of the Week! Congrats my dear Miss Boop! You deserve it! This week, one of mine is also being featured... "Brekkie"! We're a couple who've hit the big time, eh!!! Love and big hugs, Kenny!!! xxx

  1. Date: 3/1/2015 3:34:00 PM

    This was nice. Say my name! Now where have I heard that before, hahah

  1. Date: 3/1/2015 10:17:00 AM

    WOW! :) Grats on poem of the week, you are amazing!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 3/1/2015 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Cas. So sweet of you. I really enjoyed writing this piece. :) Hugs
  1. Date: 2/26/2015 12:58:00 AM

    Eileen, again I am awed by the beauty you have created with your speaks of love both innocent and passionate, delicate and strong, powerful and surrendering... You, my dear, hush the stars with your poetry. 7 and to the favs! :D Kim

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 2/27/2015 6:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You were on my page? That's very kind of you. Didn't see you though, I might have been having a few! Kidding aside, I''m glad you liked my very first attempt at limerick! (Doing the sun dance). :D Kim
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/27/2015 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Kim, thanks for your lovely visit. Sorry I'm late in responding. I'm glad you enjoyed my Hush the Stars poem. It isn't for the contest, but I enjoyed writing it. Your comment is just so fabulous. I'm every grateful. I read your Limerick about Jim....Those night activities...WOW! ;) HA HA! Hugs
  1. Date: 2/25/2015 1:51:00 PM

    Some of the responses you have elicited are poems within themselves. I enjoyed reading your poem again as well as the responses.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/27/2015 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Did you read ALL the responses, the one from Tim, perhaps?
  1. Date: 2/25/2015 1:39:00 PM

    Splendid celestial write that captures the readers imagination Eileen!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/25/2015 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Ken. Glad you enjoyed it. hugs
  1. Date: 2/25/2015 5:54:00 AM

    Only the unsurpassed splendor of cosmic beauty could parallel the grandeur of your poem, dear Eileen! A seven!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/25/2015 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Efkharisto....I'm swooning with your praise and my smile is from ear to ear!
  1. Date: 2/25/2015 3:13:00 AM

    The stars do burn for precious moments of love...they shine to see such marvels...they quiet to learn your universe Eileen..."And my universe comes to be, birthed in your release..." the persona of the constellations is so clever and romantic. The clearness of this night you make so visible, understandable, and your priorities so true...J.A.B.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/25/2015 3:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the visit, Justin. This is for your contest, but I will not enter it. All the same....I loved the euphoria of writing it. I wanted you to read it. There are echoes of Where Gladiators Fought in there. Different scene...same theme...surrender, love, and adoration. My favorite themes. I cannot write of other things, so best not to enter....All the same, thank you for the inspiration. Hugs
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 9:00:00 PM

    .....skies above. I shall keep your poem in my favourites and i am sure i shall read it over again and again. love your friend Shane xxx

    Cooper Avatar Shane Cooper Date: 2/24/2015 10:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is a beautiful work, how could one only read it once?? I have read Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How do I love thee" a dozen or more times and still i enjoy it as much as the first time. love Shane
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    To know that despite the length this deserve more than one read is the great praise of all, Shane. Thanks!
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 8:42:00 PM

    The name Enchantress will no longer suffice, Aphrodite herself could not have written such a love story. Your artistry and the flow of the piece are so beautiful and passionate. The way you have woven the story, building the tension and desire est magnifique! And the the final stanza and line are pure genius. Your victory is total you have replaced the stars and your name flows from your lovers lips. My sweet wonderful poetess, the beauty of your heart and soul eclipse all the stars in the....

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    OH! I'm in the league with Aphrodite now. Shane, you are a dear sweet man! :) The build up is half the fun of getting there, no? Thank you for your effusive praise of my work. I'm very happy to receive it. To know that I eclipsed the stars does make me beamingly happy!!! If there is such an expression. Thank you, Shane....HUGS
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 6:40:00 PM

    What a wondrous write Lady , the stars are prob still speechless , as I'm quite sure your astronomer is .....7 and the winning piece I'm sure ..... Bev :)))

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 10:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HA HA HA HA!!! Oh are a wise one!! I tell you one thing...leaving the man speechless is the greatest joy there is. That control....there is nothing like it! :) What a rush....Thank you, my dear. What is poetry but an attempt to live vicariously!
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 6:31:00 PM

    What can I say, everyone else have said it all. 7 Blessings dear friend

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry it that you visit me. Your post is precious to me. Thanks ever so much for the visit and the blessings. One can never have too many of those. Hugs
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 4:06:00 PM

    Wow...Magical, Eileen...this is pure written in the stars. Now why wouldn't you enter this beautiful poem? I hope to see it on the winner's list where it belongs! hugs, Rhonda

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Sweetie. I might enter it. We'll see....I just don't know...I'll see how I go and how I feel about it in time....Perhaps. I do appreciate your vote of confidence that it had merit as a literary piece. It means a great deal to me. Thanks! :)
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 2:54:00 PM

    Wow Eileen.. I wonder what you and Richard could come up with together... I bet it would be better than 50 shades.....hugs Tim

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 10:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, Richard and I have collabed together before. It was before your time. It was something about friendship...We haven't done passion...but perhaps we should give it a go. Suggest it to him, will ya??? ;)
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 1:19:00 PM

    My fave line "and splash into the waters of passion". My funny line "now taste my jealousy"lol. Nice write. All the best in the contest. #7

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for choosing what speaks most to your heart Njeri. That's very sweet. Jealousy is very real...even jealousy of the stars. ;)
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 12:57:00 PM

    Wonderful work with great thought given to the romantic imagery as its magic unfolds for the readers delight. A window into the soul of the author that is pleasing to the heart. Emile. #7

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 12:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Emile. I'm glad that you have come to visit. I'm glad you like this piece. There is a contest on this theme. I was inspired to write. Merci pour votre visit.
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 12:28:00 PM

    Exceptional - i can say no more !!!! 7 xx :-) Hugs jan xxx

    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON Date: 2/25/2015 1:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Number ONE for me - then again I often disagree with some of the sponsors decisions lol:-) Hugs jan xx
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 10:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh Jan....I've seen some pretty amazing entries.....I'm not sure I will join. I will see how things go. I'm just glad I wrote it. Hugs
    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON Date: 2/24/2015 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If this doesn't hit number one in the contest there is something VERY wrong! hugs jan xxx
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, my sweet! I'm touched by your post!! Hugs
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 10:23:00 AM

    Ooooooooh la la magnificence! I love how you weaved this majestic piece together. This is beyond exceptional. 7777777777777777! Favorite!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yipeeeee!!!!! Got me my Oooooohhh la la!!! I'm sitting pretty. Thanks, Richard. I'm glad you liked it. My muse was strong on this one. Hugs
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 10:07:00 AM

    A wonderful creative masterpiece . . . I now understand that when God created the night skies it was good but when he created man and woman it was very good -- love transcends the stars!! A powerful, intoxicating exploration of star love, 7

    Meade Avatar David Meade Date: 2/24/2015 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, yes . . . my daughters keep reminding me. Boys drool, girls rule!! Lot's of estrogen in my house!! God does have a humorous side!!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 10:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, David!!! You are very sweet! Thank you.'s a little joke...when God created man He said, "It is good, but I can do better"....and then...he created woman!! ;) Oh...sorry for that. I had to tease. How have you been, my dear? Miss you. Drop me a line now and again....Hugs
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 9:59:00 AM

    Wow poetry to blow me away, truly amazing in fact lost for words, but not of admiration for this work Eileen. This is something else, something wonderful.something very precious

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/24/2015 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Harry, You honor me....Truly you do. There is a contest going on this theme. I'm not sure if I will join, but....I felt the urge to write this and let it pour out of me. Thank you for visiting me. I know it's a long piece, but I needed the length to do what I needed with it. Parts of it is reminiscent of my poem, Where Gladiators Fought. That's me...Love and Passion and Ecstasy....Hugs

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