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Love Letter

Eileen Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Love Letter which was written by poet Eileen Manassian. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Love Letter

On my heart, the words
This, my body, the paper
My lips where you pause
Every curve steeped in promise
To be read when you’re in need

For Rick Parise Contest
Tanka Love Note
July 21, 2013

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  1. Date: 6/25/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Congrats, Eileen, this one is really superb!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/25/2013 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kindness, Jag! :)
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:18:00 AM
    This is a stunner, my dear! You hit this one out of the park. Big congratulations!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/25/2013 10:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) You are the stunner, girl....I wonder when you will realize I've written a tribute to you! ;) Hugs!
  1. Date: 6/23/2013 6:39:00 PM
    Lovely Eileen. many congrats on your win. Elaine George

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/25/2013 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Elaine! I do appreciate hearing from you!
  1. Date: 6/23/2013 4:27:00 AM
    congratulations! amazing piece! Talented creature in the world!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 7:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks, Elai....lovely to hear from you! I'm happy you have visited my work!
  1. Date: 6/23/2013 12:04:00 AM
    and it IS!!! CONGRATULATIONS

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW!!!! THANKS ANDREA!!!!
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:24:00 PM
    I agree with Andrea! I like this steamy tanka! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sweet of you, Kim. I did enjoy writing it so much.
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:14:00 PM
    wow, steamy one. ME LIKES a LOT. I sure hope this one is also on the winners list!!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Me likes that you likes! ;)
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 4:37:00 PM
    Oh, one to savor for when the time is right! I love this theme!! Lovely thoughts, some things can wait until the moment of need. :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks sweet Carrie...The Bible does say our body is not our own and we should not deprive our mates....Yes, time of need is important. It is important to use this medium to heal pain. Thanks for the visit.
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 3:54:00 PM
    Nice senryu - good luck in the contest. The last line about "curves" - "drives the fingernail into the heart" - which is what someone once wrote about the rubai form. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much Matthew....That is an incredible line you've penned. :) I do like the rubai form...will write more on that later.
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:01:00 PM
    I told you the last line should not be changed! This is great. congrats. BG

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/22/2013 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Took your word for it, my dear! Thanks! :) Hugs!
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 11:59:00 AM
    I prefer 'To persue for your pleasure', myself lol. This is such a deep write from someone who not long ago was saying "i can't do that". Take care, Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/21/2013 2:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is a very clever write Eileen. As it's a letter to a lover it reads as a reminder of what he's missing and also if the urge to stray comes to mind to read this and think only of the sender. Therefore your original ending is perfect. My first comment here was only in response to your, 'Hi Everyone Q', and you know i'm going to go for pleasure every time lol. So I'd leave it as is.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/21/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Richard....you prefer pursue than peruse??? Hmmmmm...and pleasure to leisure? Well, seeing as peruse is to read thoroughly at leisure...it being what the reader does for pleasure...I still kind of like my own more....what do you think? Convinced? Your opinion matters!!! ;)
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 11:22:00 AM
    I like it the way it is.. BG

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/21/2013 11:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Barbara! :)
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 9:51:00 AM
    Hi, Everyone....I wanted your opinion on something...Should that last line stay the way it is or would this be a better ending....To peruse at your leisure....(7 Syllables) What do you think? Opinions are encouraged...I was also thinking of...Read me whenever you wish...tacky? Opinions PLEASE!!!!!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Imagine if this letter was in braile...this was intense! The way it should be.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/21/2013 9:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Drake...some of it is! ;) Glad you liked it. I hope it does well! you are Richard are naughty today! I guess the poem does bring that out! Oh dear.....I'm in way over my head on this!
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 7:04:00 AM
    I hope he's not a speed reader. I think a man should take time when he reads and savor every moment. Great Tanka!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/21/2013 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, gentlemen...a good read should not be rushed through, or you will miss the subtle nuances in the lines....However, every now and then, there is nothing quite like a speed read when you are nearing the climax of the plot and are familiar with the book! Oh dear....Richard and Drake...you are both responsible for this!!!!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/21/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Speed reader", YES!! HA! Love it!
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 5:47:00 AM
    A surely glorious write my friend! I really loved reading this fine poem this morning! You have painted a fantastic image here Eileen! What a fabulous piece, such a tremendous poem, Great Work!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/21/2013 9:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Russell, you are always so generous in your posts. Thanks ever so much for this kind and encouraging comment. :)