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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 :)

  1. Date: 2/7/2009 6:59:00 PM

    Had to check this poem out again because it stirs the amagination to such degree. Anyway thank you again for the information and have a great day or night.

  1. Date: 2/5/2009 6:31:00 PM

    Wow John this is just amazing - I do love and admire the way you pen out your words - You are an excellent poet - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/3/2009 11:02:00 PM

    So beautifully written with the deepest passion and much love and desire expressed in the greatest form, what a blessing it is to have someone you feel that way about..Awesome write, love the wondrous imagery!!!God Bless you and best wishes to you in your writing*Tyesha

  1. Date: 2/3/2009 7:18:00 AM

    Still an awesome write. Old style, old fashion romanticism. Beautifully done. Vince

  1. Date: 2/1/2009 3:23:00 PM

    Such a wonderfully poetic write here, John!! I just love the line: "to the honey-scented catacombs of our private raindrops" WOW !!All the best to you and your Margaret!!

  1. Date: 2/1/2009 1:57:00 PM

    Having trouble with my hope this comment goes through ...just want to say I missed this poem until now...but reading it blew me away! are truly amazing once, romantic, skilled writing at it's best! oh my....

  1. Date: 1/31/2009 10:04:00 PM

    You had me at chocolate, dear John. Wink. Donna G.

  1. Date: 1/31/2009 8:38:00 PM

    Excellent piece..thank you for my review also.

  1. Date: 1/31/2009 12:30:00 PM

    This... is good, I like this poem because it is so creative with words and amagination, well written and well delivered. [smile] Guess I bettre get some new on here real fast huh? you are really going for the gold always. enjoyed reading this and have a blessed day.

  1. Date: 1/31/2009 10:32:00 AM

    This is so sweet, John, and what a lucky lady. Though I am sure she knows that. Beautiful and romantic. I see a winner. Love Christie