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Dancing Once Again With Words

Dancing once again with words,
As the two of us, embrace--
Another verse, another rhyme
Of waterfalls, and lace.

Romantic words in meter,
Although where's the gentle kiss?
Where's the touch and feel of it,
The tenderness, I miss?

Need I craft another verse, or two,
Of moon and leafy wood?
Should one appear, and touch my heart,
Then possibly I could.

But what would be the good of it,
Shall my words a love renew?
Then a sonnet I would surely pen
With the imagery of you.

And who can say, though distantly,
Perhaps a spark could grow--
Then I would dance, and cheek-to-cheek...
And let my poems go.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/7/2014 1:19:00 AM
your poem goes to show just how One's passion is always a close friend...a very good one.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/7/2014 2:46:00 AM
Grace, I don't think we've met, but thank you for visiting and for commenting on this write. And yes, passion can be--and is--a close friend; for me, at least. Peace and hugs Mel
Date: 5/6/2014 11:34:00 PM
Mel, you are a wordsmith and an incredibly interesting read.. Congrats on your win!
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/6/2014 11:53:00 PM
Kind of you, Dave. I know it takes time to read and comment on people's poems, but I do appreciate your taking the time and effort. Encouragment is always welcome. We poets can be a bit insecure sometimes. Peace, my friend ~M
Date: 5/5/2014 7:49:00 AM
Excellent dance of your words ;)
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/6/2014 12:29:00 AM
Thank you, Lily. I tried for something here; not sure if I got it, but I'm pleased that you liked it. Peace and hugs ~M
Date: 5/4/2014 6:42:00 AM
hmmm very sweet and on beat.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/5/2014 12:30:00 AM
Thank you Vicki. I aim to please :) This poem says just what I wanted it to say. I'm pleased that read and liked it. Thank you for the visit and comment. Peace ~M
Date: 5/2/2014 7:33:00 AM
Enjoyed the write. Congrats on the win, Mel
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/3/2014 12:16:00 AM
Thank you Dr., though first would have been better :) I surely do appreciate your visits and generous comments; they are inspiring and encouraging. Peace :) Mel
Date: 5/2/2014 7:13:00 AM
Bravo Mel... this is wonderful writing and wonderful imagery... a true artist you are..I truly love this. I am bookmarking this poem.. hugs Brooke
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/3/2014 12:19:00 AM
Well, that makes you my newest, bestest friend. Your avatar is beautiful, btw--looks like an angel. Are you one? Don't answer that, I'll just imagine that you are. Thanks very much for the visit and needed words of encouragement. Love and hugs ;-) Mel
Date: 5/1/2014 7:30:00 PM
Congratulations, Mel. Well deserved win.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/2/2014 1:13:00 AM
Thank you Faye, only, what did I win? I've entered two or three contests, so I guess I should follow-up and see if I've got an honorable mention, or whatever. Thank you for stopping by, best new poet. That mantle was mine for quite awhile. You better take good care of it lol Blessings :-)
Date: 5/1/2014 12:58:00 PM
Congrats on this well-deserved win! It's amazing and admirable how the words go in this poem, very admirably penned. Very inspirational.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/2/2014 1:16:00 AM
Funny, I wasn't aware I'd won anything. Thanks for the bulletin. I appreciate very much your kind words, and they inspire me--especially on nights like this, when I just don't feel like writing anything. Maybe later. Peace, my good friend :-)
Date: 5/1/2014 11:56:00 AM
Heartfelt romanticism touchingly expressed. congrats on a merited win. Dance on Mel. // paul
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/2/2014 1:19:00 AM
Thank you Paul for some much needed encouragement. I know how well you write, and that you take our craft seriously, so I'm grateful for any uplifting words you express. Back to work, my friend. :-)
Date: 5/1/2014 10:58:00 AM
hello Mel,... Congratulations! Enjoying every entry, ENTERED in my "Any Poem #26" contest. Always & Forever *LINDA"
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/2/2014 2:19:00 AM
Quick follow-up. Thank you again for your inspiring dedication to the soup. I know you're investing a lot of time and effort into the contests, etc. Sincere kudos! Only, no congratulations for me Maybe it's my years of football and baseball, but in that crazy world, #1 is the winner. I took a shot and missed. Hey, I didn't always hit homeruns, either lol Love and hugs ;-)
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/2/2014 1:26:00 AM
No, thank you. Thank you not only for sponsoring the contests, but for having a category that's utterly free and without restriction. A poet should never feel constrained--save for when a lover's involved, but that's a different poem, altogether lol You have a beautiful soul, Linda. I would say more, only, I'm not worthy to dip your quill. ;-) Best leave that right where it is, He He
Date: 4/26/2014 2:12:00 AM
Let me dream with this in mind for love like this i never had......great love it..... Gina
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/26/2014 2:49:00 AM
I had it once; pretty awesome--the thing of songs, and books and poems...Absent true love, maybe dreams will have to do. There are a lot of lonely poets out there. I'll write a poem here or there for you to dream by xo ;-)
Date: 4/23/2014 6:19:00 PM
as a rhymer myself, i really enjoyed the way you've used rhyme here. it flows very beautifully, too. excellent poem!
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/24/2014 1:12:00 AM
Very kind of you, Ilene. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading this--another glimpse into my soul. Hugs, Mel :)
Date: 4/23/2014 5:53:00 PM
That is a nice love poem, simple straight forward words written with a twinkle in your eye. Thank you for looking at some of my poems
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/24/2014 1:14:00 AM
My pleasure. I enjoyed reading your writes. And thank you for taking the time to read this poem, and to comment so nicely. Hugs, Mel :)
Date: 4/23/2014 5:37:00 PM
Beautiful flow of words Mel :) Ana
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/24/2014 1:17:00 AM
Well, that's what I was aiming for. Sometimes, being so close to the poem, I don't know if it flows, sinks, or what. I sure do appreciate your kind and uplifting comment, however. :) Mel
Date: 4/23/2014 3:47:00 PM
I love the lyrical romantic flow of this. And love your sense of humor in your comments!!
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/24/2014 1:22:00 AM
Oh, I'm versatile; funny and poetic--and a pretty good basketball player, but that's another story. I also play the banjo. Thanks kiddo for the nice comment. :) Mel
Date: 4/23/2014 2:39:00 PM
hey babe,of course i love it, i kinda got tripped up on the last line though,should it be letting, instead of let? it didnt feel right to be, but then again u r the teacher. alright handsome go write some more masterpieces xoxo
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Casarah Nance
Date: 4/24/2014 8:38:00 AM
just seemed like it needed another step to the beat of it , but whatever i don't know nothing. don't mess up ur stuff cuza me
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/24/2014 1:31:00 AM
Life! This originally ended with, and...but someone suggested I omit the and--AND, I did. Now I'll be up all night wondering if I should reinsert it. Or I could take your advice, but your a nut, and crazy, and I don't want a messed up poem. Get it? Sweet dreams silly...;-)
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/24/2014 1:25:00 AM
Really? Are you questioning my write? What the hell; you're probably right. I'm so tired I don't remember how it ends. Now I'll have to go take a look--thanks! xoxo
Date: 4/23/2014 2:35:00 PM
Great write here Mel. Great title too. Those words do seem to just dance. Awesome! Thank you also for your comment. Take care.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/24/2014 1:34:00 AM
Vincent my good man. Good of you to drop by and comment. I'll be around...thanks again. :) Mel
Date: 4/23/2014 12:16:00 PM
- Hey my new friend Mel - The last two weeks there have been a beautiful spring weather here - P-soup does not come as first choice when spring is here - but today I will visit your beautiful poem - a pleasure to read it :) - Thanks :) - Nice to see the picture of you :) - Enjoy the spring you too :)) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/23/2014 12:23:00 PM
I'm such a dunce. That last comment was for Jan...where's my head? Sring...the season of dreams and poems. Luv yours! For two months I've trying to upload the pic, but didn't think to crop. Silly me. Love it that you dropped by to read my ode to long distance love affairs, and to say such nice things. You rock, Anne-Lise! xoxo Mel
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Sunshine Smile
Date: 4/23/2014 12:22:00 PM
- It is a pleasure to read your beautiful poems, Mel !!!
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/23/2014 12:17:00 PM
I know, finally. I wasn't cropping...duh. You are so special. With all your dealing with, you still take the time to read my poem and to so generously comment. Thank you. Hugs xo Mel
Date: 4/23/2014 12:00:00 PM
Mel this is simply beautiful and it is going to dance straight into my favourites! So lovely to see your pic too. Hugs my friend. Jan x
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Date: 4/23/2014 12:29:00 PM
All this time I've been trying to upload a pic, but didn't think to crop it. As I was saying, it's so thoughtful of you, with all you're dealing with, to take the time to read my poem and so generously comment. Thank you. Hugs xo Mel
Date: 4/23/2014 9:14:00 AM
Very beautifully penned. I write all mine straight to the soup and have only lost one..lol.....I see we have a face to the name now. guess you will be staying..kudos my friend.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/23/2014 11:35:00 AM
Thanks Tim. Yeah, I figure I'll hang out awhile--at least as long as nice people like you read my stuff. Thanks again.
Date: 4/23/2014 8:32:00 AM
I see your fans are building up...This poem rocks. If I keep reading your work I'm not going to be able to produce another write..lol
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/23/2014 11:42:00 AM
That's the idea. Stop writing! Go away and leave me your devoted fans lol Thanks for the read, my friend. And hey, be safe! Mel :)
Date: 4/23/2014 8:00:00 AM
Some great comments here to match the artistry of the poem. When we let our words go it can be like releasing our child into the world.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/23/2014 11:44:00 AM
It kinda is. Empty nest syndrome's kicking in lol. Thanks buddy for the visit and comment. I appreciate it.
Date: 4/23/2014 4:16:00 AM
It's astounding, Mel. To my favorites...straight away. Very enchanting....Words are ever so powerful. They are to me, almost sacred.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/23/2014 11:49:00 AM
And to me, as well. You are beautiful, inside and out. You rock my poetic world :) Love and hugs, Mel
Date: 4/23/2014 3:51:00 AM
Weee what a rhythms and beat thumbs up!! I was imagining that behind the name is a girl lool I was more impressed when it's a man behind it:) I love how you put in dancing the making of a poem and what more in a romantic way:) weeeee I can imagine someone swaying while whispering the words..:), olive eloisa dropping by with a smile :) God bless you :)
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/23/2014 11:52:00 AM
What an awesome comment, my sweet. Thank you so much for reading this. I'm thrilled that you like it, and I'm grateful for your kind words. God bless, and come back soon, Mel :)
Date: 4/23/2014 1:14:00 AM
Nicely crafted Mel with excellent flow and rhyme. I enjoyed the trip a lot. I don't often suggest changes, but this is so good and so almost there. Try removing 'the' from 'with the images of you.' And remove 'and' before 'let my poems go.' See what you think.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/23/2014 2:40:00 AM
Mark, thank you for the suggestions, and, honestly, I was considering removing "the" before you wrote. Gone now! Dropped the "and" as well. Trusting your judgment on that one. Thanks again for taking the time to read, comment and suggest; always welcome here. Mel
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