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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

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