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Touch of Silk

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Touch of Silk

Touch of Silk 

Spirits, souls were
all I cared about
until this clear
night of loneliness,

stars mirky
reminders of the
liquid blue and
white of your eyes.

Prayerful pleas,
no matter how sincere,
cannot change the
will of the gods.

I, anchored in flesh,
must touch you, 
your cheeks, lips,
the nape of your neck.

To know you again,
your hands on my shoulders,
your fingertips, is
all can fill me.



©Kathryn McLoughlin Collins
March 25, 2013


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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 10:10:00 AM
    lovely write Kathryn, beautifully written, enjoyed...always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 10:13:00 AM
    Wow xx

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 4:58:00 AM
    It's the connection that counts. A special one to read. Lizzie

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 3:51:00 PM
    yes, we've all felt this way at one time or another - touching write, my friend

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 3:34:00 PM
    Tenderly wistful... Terry (very nice - had to re-read it!)

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:51:00 AM
    absolutely lovely soft yet strong a voice to remember

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 3:23:00 PM
    I love this, Kathryn! Keep them coming.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Subtle with great romantic flair..Enjoyed reading this one today..My poem Death Angel was a work that I had started but your remark made me think that it could be left just as is and be complete..Soup mail soon..Sara

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 10:22:00 PM
    ...and thank you for your FOUR reviews!!! I am most grateful. Love ya! Keith

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Such tenderness in spite of the loneliness. Another exceptional piece full of yearning, fine imagery and superb phrasing. Love, Keith (PS I've been thinking about you... and hoping you're OK. Welcome back! :)

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 1:21:00 PM
    Oh Kathy... such a long wait... but this poem has made the wait worthwhile... Love, Terry (I'm so happy you're 'back')

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Beautiful poem, Kathryn!!!!! - Thank you! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)