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Yang and Yin

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Yang and Yin

I searched the top and bottom of my mind
Who is the most famous couple of them all
I sat by the fire close to Yang
He asked me if I knew his lover Yin
He held the fire and light within his hands
Only her water could quench the flames of his desire
She could change the course of history
Wear down rocks bring flowers to the desert
Wash away his pain
Strength and softness combined

His was the power of light 
Warmth and sparkle to her night
Without him she was unseen
His raging fire all consuming
Until she smiled 
The sound and rhythm of her
Calmed 
Nurtured him

She is tantalized fully alive
Joining together dark and light
Creating something new
Not in opposition 
Interconnected 
Heat transforms cold
Wrapped in an eternal bond
The invisible whole
Opposites and equals 
Together become one
Theirs is the eternal dance of give and take

Famous Couples Contest

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  1. Date: 1/27/2014 12:54:00 PM
    I must say I'm a bit biased on this subject..I happen to strongly adore the concept of yin and yang! The balance of life and all things in it. I see you've won a contest with this piece. Wonderful win :) I'd like to add you to my favorite poets.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/27/2014 12:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That would be an honour, thanks.
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the Famous Duos contest, and thank you for your comments on my win, it's greatly appreciated

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Richard, Congratulations with your winning poem in Heather's "Famous Couples/Duos" contest. ~Always* Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/15/2013 9:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Linda.
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 4:31:00 PM
    Wonderful piece,Nice presentation...Great write,Richard.Congrats on your superb win...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/13/2013 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Olusegun
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:59:00 AM
    Magic again Richard, so well written and a wonderful story told! Congrats!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/13/2013 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Craig, I am pleased you enjoyed it.
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 2:51:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/12/2013 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 12:10:00 PM
    Congrats, Richard. Great job. Ralph

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/12/2013 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ralph
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 1:19:00 PM
    Great choice and great poem! Only logo in the contest! Congratulations!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/11/2013 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Roy.
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:16:00 AM
    Congrats on your win~ A.O

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/11/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:00:00 AM
    Well done Richard. A unique take on duo's, nicely worded and described, Congratulations. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/11/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am glad you liked it Richard
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 5:01:00 AM
    I love this one, it's a different take on the contest and different is always good in my eyes, well thought out and well written, congrats :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/11/2013 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Charlotte
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:07:00 PM
    what a choice! Well deserved win, congrats.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/10/2013 9:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rick
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 6:05:00 PM
    Congratulations Richard. I would never have thought of them. Love, Joyce

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/10/2013 7:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joyce
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:46:00 PM
    Congratulations Richard...very cool couple!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/10/2013 7:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:27:00 PM
    I love the choice of Yin and Yang.....who else would have thought of this? You are unique! Congrats to you, Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/10/2013 7:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ah thanks Carrie
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 11:03:00 AM
    Big congrats, Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/10/2013 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleb
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 10:18:00 AM
    A great poem and win. I am honored to be in the same grouping. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 10:08:00 AM
    Congratulations Richard, love it xx

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:18:00 AM
    I should have known this fabulous free verse was written by you!!! The imagery, the language, the theme... Everything is just awesome. Congrats on your win in my contest, my dear Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/10/2013 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Heather I am honored you chose it. I wasn't sure if it strickly met the rules of the contest because I didn't go with an actual couple.
  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:09:00 AM
    Very interesting take on this contest. I predict it ranks high.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/26/2013 7:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleb
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