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As Lovers Go

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As Lovers Go

When Summer starts her transitory reign, King Sun, her beau, has steadily ascended, brightening a sky that, for a time, shall be his lovely mistress’ domain. He reaches out his welcoming warm rays across the span of Summer’s first official day, lengthening them just as far as he is allowed so he may well receive his paramour, enveloping her in the fullest of his golden grand embraces. But when night descends, Sun’s power wanes. His wife, a goddess, the fair and steadfast Luna, arrives to spell her king, along with her attendants, a host of radiant stars. Meanwhile, Mistress Summer softly slumbers, faintly breathing out the warmth that Sun has wrapped her in. So even in the dark’s coolness, she prevails. In the dewy dawn, when she awakes, Summer sees the beauty of her lover’s light and eagerly, she spurs her King Sun on. No two were ever so well-matched as these, for both heat up the days with their consuming ardor till the time of the equinox when Summer is exiled for nine months, to have her rebirth in the following year. And year after year, for what could be eternity, Sun bides his time, for he has many lovers. . . But as lovers go, it’s Summer who’s most expert at inciting the passion in his soul. by andrea dietrich/ Motif is nature. Also romance For the Impress Me Contest III of Giorgio V.

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 4:42:00 PM

    Andrea' congratulations with your sweet win 'take care~SKAT

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:01:00 AM

    It's warming to even read this one...mmm, sunshine

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 9:11:00 PM

    ANDREA, thank you for giving me the second chance in viewing this one for my contest...CONGRATULATIONS!!! Always & Forever ;-) LINDA

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 1:18:00 AM

    Hi Andrea great words nice to check in the back catalouge sometimes, as frot he cancer thing I hope they do not already have a cure and keep it to them selves because that would be terrible, with so much suffering caused, hope you are ok my friend, ahve a good day, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 7:29:00 PM

    love the way you took nature and gave it life. Nicely done. love phyl

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 3:46:00 PM

    that's a beautiful and romantic exoressed story poem.I enjoyed reading it.God bless you. Hugs!Erich

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:09:00 PM

    ' Just burned a hole in the screen I Think Andrea; real good to read"

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 6:53:00 AM

    just LOVE this, Andrea - a first place win for sure, if for a contest

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 6:28:00 PM

    There you go again, weaving your magic by bringing the sun and moon into a space of their own. Robert below sure has a different way to express appreciation! :)

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 5:03:00 PM

    Sexy summer swings her hips as ole man sun just licks his lips. She is the one to strike his fancy. That's why in winter, he gets so antsy. :)

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 2:37:00 AM

    thi is fascinating .. such exquisite wording and rhyming Andrea .. a number one piece and Frank will see it that way too .. winning wishes luv .. happy weekend too .

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 6:49:00 PM

    Very good personification here in this poem Andrea.The poem has a Classic touch.Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 6:28:00 PM

    wow.... its just beautiful.....an enchanting love affair.....love it....hugs

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 5:16:00 PM

    Andrea, I enjoyed reading this very much. You combined so much in an enchanting way. Thanks for your comment. I have always thought that even wonderful things have an element of sadness. There is no up without down.

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 2:16:00 PM

    Holy cow Andrea!! This is SENSATIONAL! A prime example of the comment I left on another one of your poems, you never fail to paint such a gorgeous picture in your poems. I love this and now I am yearning for the warm sun on this cold winter day

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 10:17:00 AM

    Thanks for the encouragement. I just posted a bunch of Haiku - maybe they are Senryu, not sure. Let me know what you think. They're the best I can do this point, but I'm not happy with them. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 7:16:00 AM

    I love the way you have personified the sun, the moon, and summer. It's a great piece you have written here. And it stirs up questions in my mind of all that nuances and emotions through out each season.

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 10:14:00 PM

    WOW! This is some poem. I like the way you construct it. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 9:18:00 PM

    Andrea, lol..yes men are so fickle... one minute they are enjoying true love, then summer happens ... they start sprouting lust... love this...PD

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 7:42:00 PM

    Oh, wow, this is a real work of art! It seems we were on the same wavelength this week, imagining the seasons as people. This would be great for the personification contest!

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 3:34:00 PM

    Great work with excellent imagination..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..If for a contest, winners' list for sure..Thanks for stopping by..I gave a short explanation about the fire in the "About This Poem"..It is from a combination of my father talking about when his home burned when he was a child and a neighbor's home burning recently..Sara

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 1:08:00 PM

    Andrea, this is a fascinating and lovely poem, well done. Constance

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 10:07:00 AM

    Ah yes! Your poem warms me, what with these early days of approaching winter. I'm in a complete doldrums, trying to produce some Christmas poetry and having little luck. Really, one shouldn't have trouble being inspired at this time of year, but I continue to wait. Hope you are in good shape and having wonderful adventures. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 9:02:00 AM

    Andrea this is amazing, but not surprising knowing you...to my fav

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 7:18:00 AM

    Marvelous write Andrea. Absolutely superb use of personification and vocab here by you. Read and Re read this beauty of yours. Thanks for sharing dear.

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 5:14:00 AM

    Excellent write. Lovely poem. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 5:11:00 AM

    You always amaze me with the way pen your lines on any and every theme and subject matter. Thia is another excellent write from you Andrea.

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 2:37:00 AM

    Andrea this has a very good depth of image and it flows very well, if for the contest good luck....David

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 10:13:00 PM

    This is another marvelous write and outstanding gem from you my dear friend Andrea! I extremely love it! This is a grand winner for me. Thank you so much for sharing and your precious time stopping by. Take care and have a nice day! love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 10:08:00 PM

    Wow, you have outdone yourself with this wondrous and definite grandiose write my friend! I am sure impressed with your clever and masterful poem here Andrea! King Sun and his lovers are painted so brilliantly that I could envision exactly what was going on, and the depth of you piece is astounding! I really loved everything about this poem, you have excited my mind with this treat! Thank you for sharing this incredibly awesome write this evening! What a powerful message, Great Work!!