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The Seduction Of Her Poetry

When Thor struck his hammer
upon the flat ground on Earth
it was the pieces withstood the blow we named rock,
constructs we came to know as the mountains.

Even before that time
I crossed my fingers
wished I'd one day experience

I knew you before heavenly purity  grew wings
before angels blessed hearts 
invoking what we now know as love for our brethren .

I held you in the sphere of my understanding
as the lover I'd never meet but always carry
in the most cherished of my thoughts.

When Zeus handed me his quill and inkwell I knew
I would only use his gift for my inspired notes to you.

Though I was not blessed a poets words 
like Robert Browning 
he who took Elizabeth Barrett into his heart from the first time he read her 
so I did with you.

Only laid blood on parchment
to declare the love you inspired in me.

Like a schoolboy's first kiss
was the day my eyes embraced the body of your work.

Before the first pine broke the ground, the first lark sang,
the first orchards rare enchanted the rainforests. 

Before the first chameleon blended 
into the multicoloured break of dawn.

Before infinite rows of wheat invitingly waved from the fields to greet Hera.

Before liquid rose to separate into
creeks, swamps, rivers, lakes with fish of all kinds
wasn't it me who rode the first seahorse just to make you smile.

Anything, all...
with the swirl of a letter 
the turn of a word.

I found an immense love tracking the shores of your fine poetry 
always a chill that ran up my back.

No one. 

No one! 

Only you.

Your fine talent,



perfected...flaws and all...



breathes life into ordinary words,

creates poetry 

owns me.

September 26 2016 MY

Copyright © Maurice Yvonne | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 9/27/2016 3:21:00 PM

    A fantastic poem, Armand. So glad to see a new one of yours up here today. I am with Jan. I would love to see you riding that sea horse. Sorry you had to read that restaurant poem. I did the whole thing wrong! But I am not redoing it as a rhyme. I wasted to much time on it already! this incredible poem a FAVE
  1. Date: 9/27/2016 3:16:00 PM

    What an inspirational and romantic write my friend... Hey I saw you on that seahorse Armand - it had 4 legs but 3 dropped off on your journey lol - oh I love that line you wrote such incredible imagery:-) hugs jan xx 7 and faves
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 6:01:00 PM

    So romantic my friend...beautiful
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 4:48:00 PM

    Maurice, I feel the same way about it myself:) Enjoyed your version. Very dramatic poetry!
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 4:05:00 PM

    Your words by far our my favourite :) I love this poem. A definite fav.