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El Amante

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Below is the poem entitled El Amante which was written by poet Ken Carroll. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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El Amante

My melancholy turns to gold dust
in your soft and tender hands
upon your fingers I scatter my life
my love remains clasped in your hands
now I am a vial of cologne, emptied...

I yearn to see your lissome creeper
how it clings to cracks on the walk
well, just as it entwines the cement altar
Mi amor, that is how I yearn to embrace your heart
I used to stumble, now I am sustained in you...

This night I yearn and sigh for you
to see you sleep, hands on your chest
sinking into our bed like rosy fruit
from smooth pastures into the depths of our mattress
as the air enters your chest and raises it chastely...

Amante, steal away to me in the night
we will see how peacefully the moon rays
create quiet waves without unsettling the hush
just as it passes into the gulf is the way
I yearn to sink to the very bottom of your soul...

Fly to me from your snow white orchards
you love is ever so immaculate
my naked soul will tremble in your hands...

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  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:46:00 PM
    The man can write! Light & Love

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/11/2013 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Debbie, Thank you the lovely comment.. Ken
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 1:24:00 PM
    I wish I could express my feelings in the way you did right here.I am going to favour this amazing beauty.

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/12/2013 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Charmaine for the wonderful compliment! Ken
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 12:30:00 PM
    WOW! There are deepfeelings in this poem. Very well written. I loved it. Ken' if I don't come around too much now - it's because I've been really sick and I almost went to the hospital two days ago, but I don't forget no one. I'm just going to try to get some rest.... Lucilla

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/11/2013 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hola Lucilla, thanks for stopping by...I pray you feel better soon.. Ken
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 2:16:00 AM
    Wow sensational romantic metaphor, i also enjoyd how u employd moon rays as im a moon lover, n gulf. L'amour special treat here poet.

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/10/2013 3:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you S.zaynub for the kind comment.. Ken
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 2:49:00 PM
    I am so touched by this beautiful piece...It is romantic and sensual, yet not overtly so, which gives it a certain charm........Beautiful!

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/6/2013 3:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Eileen, Thank you for the beautiful visit today! Ken
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 1:52:00 PM
    as always dear friend beautifully crafted piece

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/6/2013 3:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Liam, Thank you my old friend.. Ken
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 11:49:00 AM
    - Oh .... this was romantic ...... Thanks for the beautiful poem Ken! - Love it !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/6/2013 12:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne for the beautiful visit and comment! ken
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 10:53:00 AM
    wow, thanks for serenading me today, ken.. i am filled with dearmy delight..:) huggs

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/6/2013 11:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Nette, Thank you for visiting as always.. Ken
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:18:00 AM
    Very romantic and passionate work..I looked up El Amante..I found that one definition for amante to be ropes which form part of the running rigging on a ship..Interesting use of the word in two different but alike ways..Enjoyed reading this one today.Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/6/2013 6:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sara, thanks for visiting this one.. Ken