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From The Glowing Embers

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From The Glowing Embers

You glow deeply like a warm summer's night,
while I shine brightly as the sun -
opposite puzzle pieces of dark and light,
complementary pieces that fit just right,
causing time itself to come undone.

Through thick and thin,
virtue and sin,
you could be poor, you could be rich,
you ease the edge, you ease the itch.

I will love you more than power and money,
breathe in the essence you emote,
taste your mysterious honey,
sweet and golden down my throat.

When you're right, when you're wrong,
this is all part of our love song.
You satiate my appetite,
leaving just enough room
for me to sip up your tears,
sip up your remaining gloom,
until we have conquered our fears,
and there is nothing left but light.

When the temperature turns colder,
as we become frail and older,
from out of the glowing embers
of our Autumn, late September,
there will appear a most precious gem,
causing me to reminisce all over again
about that long-ago fateful spring,
when we began our passionate fling.

And after all these years, I still sing:


"You glow deeply like a warm summer's night,
while I shine brightly as the sun -
opposite puzzle pieces of dark and light,
complementary pieces that fit just right,
causing time itself to come undone."









December 26th, 2011


Entered into David Williams' "Romance" contest
Name: Chri.stop.her
Form: Rhyme (mixed)

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  1. Date: 7/6/2013 12:54:00 AM

    Have I read this before, have I read this before??? (23 days after you posted this...)

  1. Date: 4/14/2012 8:40:00 PM

    Shame on you I see NO sonnets in your list! No one has had the cahones to do a spensarian sonnet BUt me!! Common show me up! L & L [Ps did you see my Sucker haiku got 1st place RFLMFO]

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/16/2012 9:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Doobie-san, shame on you(right back at ya :D)for not turning the 1st page. I recall at least 6 or 7 sonnets that I have written. They might not be great sonnets, but sonnets nonetheless.
  1. Date: 1/19/2012 3:12:00 PM

    WURD!~ Nice ...& Return on the Soup Mail!

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 1:01:00 PM

    Nicely done Chris. I love poems that "sandwich" the first and last verse - seems to complete the thought so nicely and can only be achieved with continuity of thought, flow and essence. "breathe in the essence you emote" - is pure poetry and fits so nicely in this verse.

  1. Date: 1/6/2012 7:41:00 AM

    sent you soupmail...

  1. Date: 1/6/2012 6:10:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in David's "Romance" contest Chris. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 1:10:00 PM

    I see from the comments you have a win with this poem Chris.... not hard to see why.. It's a masterful choreography of words and feelings. Well done and congratulations to you and thank you much for your comment

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 7:27:00 PM

    I knew this was a Winner the first day I read it, Chris! Congratulations on a well deserved win. A real delight to read. Happy New Year! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 6:11:00 PM

    hahaha, and you were saying I was the sneaky one getting in my sonnet. Chri.stop.her.?? hahaha Give me a break!! But you deserved a win with this awesome poem,Chris! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 5:24:00 PM

    Congrats on your win, Chris! Very romantic. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 1:57:00 PM

    Congrats! Congrats!..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 12:00:00 PM

    I thought this would be higher as well Chris! But I sure am happy to see this in the winner's list! And like what I said in Wilma's poem, you are so Slow.....nudge, nudge, pushing you... geez, you two quit with the pussyfooting already-- just so you know, missy down below always has her handy dandy mistletoe....that's her secret ;)

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 11:05:00 AM

    Heya Chris, you sure surprised certain people with this romantic write but they don't know that deep down you have it all especially when you get close to a mistletoe :) As for mind?? Why would I? *moving a little closer* is that too close?? :D Congratulations on your win in the contest..

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 12/29/2011 7:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It isn't too close :D
  1. Date: 12/29/2011 9:29:00 AM

    Oh, it should have placed higher! Happy New Year! Congratulations for at least placing. Hugs, Catie :)

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 12/29/2011 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am glad to have just placed :D A Happy New Year to you too, Catie!
  1. Date: 12/29/2011 4:41:00 AM

    Lovely. Congratulations x

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 3:13:00 AM

    Chris, congrats on your win, glad it was not a rom-com, it was indeed romantic, keep singing, thanks for entering..David

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 12/29/2011 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the contest and placement, David! A "romance" contest and I placed? Who would have thunked it? :D
  1. Date: 12/28/2011 2:19:00 PM

    This is really nice, Chris. No name??? We are all wondering!!

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 1:12:00 PM

    From the glowing embers, may we all relight the flame. And may we all remember, to win, just play the game.

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 11:58:00 AM

    you cant have one without the other the is a balance in life 7up i love this poem

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 10:41:00 AM

    printing....printing....printing....dang this is soooo gooood! Your girl is gonna weep over this one! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 11:48:00 PM

    Oh, Christopher! Beyond beautiful expression of undying love! Definitely one for David's Winners' List. Here's wishing you a very Happy New Year! God bless. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 7:11:00 AM

    Sweet !!

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 10:00:00 PM

    Well, my, my Christopher! You sure brought out the romantic in you here! And with a rhyme, too! I am honestly really impressed! Really loved how this one flowed...This one is really beautiful and if I may say so, very lucky is she who would be at the receiving end of that love song :D and ok, I might be wrong (again)... I spy with my little eye blue with orange--check your soupmail in a bit...I won't wish you luck, I am sure this would be among the winners. Way to go for this love poem :D

    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 12/27/2011 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hehe, I figured as much... Easy boy, just make sure it doesn't become Chris.to.PH.ER ;p ok, ok I am stopping....and happy to help out ;) go nurse that hungover brain...
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 12/27/2011 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nikko, thanks for guiding my hungover brain toward those big mistakes! I wasn't going to write and post yesterday under the circumstances, but I did regardless.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 12/27/2011 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yeah, Chris.top.her works well, but I enjoy changing positions and definitely don't always want to be on top.
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 12/26/2011 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hehe- Cool way you put those period thingies in your name, could also be.... Chris.Top.Her ;)
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 12/26/2011 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ok...I think Chri.Stop.Her also works, haha!
  1. Date: 12/26/2011 9:42:00 PM

    Hey there, Mr S? Thank you for the birthday wishes, gosh so you looking for a volunteer?? Okay I think I can handle the whole spanking thing butI reckon it would be premeditated on your part.. I can see it in your eyes :D okay about this write of yours I knew underneath all the facade a Mr. R was hidden ;) love this btw, all the best for the contest Christopher :D quick soupmail *p

    Neels Avatar Wilma Neels Date: 12/27/2011 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    no worries Mr. R :D
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 12/27/2011 9:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Heya Wilma. Thanks for pointing out my glaring mistake in this poem! Hope you had a great birthday!
  1. Date: 12/26/2011 4:45:00 PM

    Good luck in David's contest..Reads like winning material to me..Sara

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 3:26:00 PM

    Very Nice piece Chris.... Should rise to the top... Happy Holidays my friend... Michael

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 3:14:00 PM

    Now this is a love poem. I hope it wins in the contest! :) Happy Holidays, Chris! Hugs, Catie