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I Do Not Love You Like The Crescent Moon

I do not love you like the crescent moon
majestically erupting into a star filled night   
nor do I love you like the pearl painted swan
gliding effortlessly across a pristine pond

Fear not for I do most certainly love you -

But my love is more like a cool crisp apple
one succulent bite bringing sustenance to life
My love lives in our fresh laundered linens 
dried in the comforting winds blowing off the sea

My love is here 
My love is now
It is in everything I touch
It is in everything I Do

I may not love you like the luster melting hearts
glistening off a ten carat diamond ring
but you can be sure my love lives daily
in my every breath and my every dream

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 10/19/2016 8:17:00 PM
Reminded me of Pablo, 'I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz', very lovely verse, it's more a comforting kind of love, the kind that lasts. Beautiful sentiments Tim.
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Tim Smith
Date: 10/19/2016 8:23:00 PM
Thank you Paloma
Date: 10/18/2016 5:49:00 PM
Neruda would be proud! Nice free verse with an interrupted staccato feel! Very different from your usual style, but I like it!
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Date: 10/18/2016 5:53:00 PM
Thanks John, just trying to expand.
Date: 10/18/2016 9:19:00 AM
A beautiful confession of love that goes beyond the beauty of a swan or moon...that goes deeper than diamonds and all material things..Awesome ..Beautiful post.
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Date: 10/18/2016 9:33:00 AM
Thanks Charma. I am trying some new things. This was written after reading many Neruda poems. I hope it does him an ounce of justice. Fantastic comment btw.
Date: 10/18/2016 9:12:00 AM
A truly superb and romantic free verse my friend. Love every word of it and the title is solid gold.. A FAV...
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Date: 10/18/2016 9:30:00 AM
Thanks so much Robert. It is high compliment coming from you.
Date: 10/18/2016 6:19:00 AM
The consummate romantic. This is beautiful and really touches the heart. This is how love should be.
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Date: 10/18/2016 9:29:00 AM
Thanks Chris, I'm happy you enjoyed it.
Date: 10/18/2016 3:15:00 AM
oh so romantic Tim :-)The imagery is wonderful my friend:-) hugs jan xx will mail you xx
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Date: 10/18/2016 9:28:00 AM
Thank you Jan for being a great asset to the site and your constant support.
Date: 10/18/2016 2:59:00 AM
So beautiful and romantic poem And the ending is great! A high 7 as always! Thanks for sharing my dear friend, Tim. Hugs and cheers!
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Date: 10/18/2016 9:27:00 AM
Thanks so much Leonora
Date: 10/18/2016 1:14:00 AM
Very practical love:) excellent, Tim:)
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Tim Smith
Date: 10/18/2016 9:27:00 AM
Thanks Jo...I was going for that
Date: 10/18/2016 12:33:00 AM
You are one of the finest romantic poet of poetrysoup ! I am faving it now ...cheers !!! ~Red~
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Date: 10/18/2016 9:27:00 AM
Thanks for the compliment Red
Date: 10/17/2016 11:34:00 PM
This is so beautiful it makes me sigh, Tim. Thanks for this one.
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Date: 10/18/2016 9:25:00 AM
Thanks Darren...that makes me happy that it can affect you that way.
Date: 10/17/2016 9:15:00 PM
I can see you are trying something different here, and it works very well! Great write!
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Date: 10/18/2016 9:24:00 AM
Thanks Arthur for the kind comment
Date: 10/17/2016 8:59:00 PM
Wow Tim. That is powerful! and the words you chose great! Thanks for sharing.
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Tim Smith
Date: 10/18/2016 9:24:00 AM
Thanks for reading Heidi