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Make Love To Me In That Ancient Place

The Bedouins, bequeathed with the sacred beauty of paradise harsh,
trusted guardians of jealous gorges and gifted groves
lead me from the Wadi Musa to the humble ingress of Petra,
saying with thrill, the Jin of your Jihad awaits you White Lion,
we embrace as Brothers of Light and ancient dust,
their camels wise in soft steps
impart wide eyed, gentle blessing to me,
a shrill whisper of teasing wonderment 
whisks the sand of centuries strewn small
with a cobra's awakening whisp and hungry hiss,
evening enters the terrible terrain
glowing a cool blue dark and daring
along with it a blowing a zephyr unzips the zodiac of my ancestors,
stars of a billion years sympathize with this soul sojourn, 
alone I journey inward like a brave wish wafting
into a heart wanting to disgorge a secret need,
the smell of salt, sandstone and myrrh infiltrate
my mind with a mineral magic animating millenia of sovereign economics,
lamp light revealing the blush and rue of the the Siq's colossal rock hue,
shadows of caravan traffic bespeak exotic trade from distant industry,
narcotics from Kush, Persian rugs, spices and incense of Arabia, 
jewels and hides from India, the medicine and silk of China,
beasts and papyrus of Africa, wine, weapons and art of Rome,
slaves beautiful and strong carried from every known ethnic throng,
a river of precious merchandise replacing the might of carving waters,
at the egress of this artery's eternal enterprise
I behold with burgeoning awe the Nabataean Treasury, 
it's gladsome geometry a harmony of will, wealth and worship,
warm red cream stone become bone of a peoples' politic,
architecture for their angels and sanctuary for culture,
depository for dreams indebted to desert Deities,
I blow a kiss to the niche of Tyche, Goddess of fantastic fortune,
as I tighten my checkered turbin I hear a soft song
of Hellenic, Semitic and Arabic recipe, stringed hums with chime
and it moves me into the open, bleak basin towards the Monastary facade, 
in the black of it's errie entrance a spirit of evanescent education
escalates my enchantment as corners wake to pathways,
murals like waving reflections stream across the walls
I see Moses crack the water stone for salvation
as the Holy Arch spirals an avalanche of absolution from Earth to Heaven,
Solomon and Sheba secure a trade treaty with royal love,
I witness Jesus in the Jordan with John the Baptist
kindly laying him in the steady float of faith,
then the tragedy of John's demise
by the sour ambition of Herodias, the whore of defacto power,
I observe the affection of Joshua Ben Joseph 
with his woman of street sense as they endure trial after trial,
scenes of the Pax Romana and Judaen revolts parade 
by my eyes as terror, torture and triumph
wear masks of glory and glee,
the Essenes embarking for the Dead Sea defense,
Muslims and Crusaders found not the bounty of this land,
here remains the treasure of Pharaonic voyage,
exiting with renewed moral for love
I look to the top of Zibb Atuf
where I see the thunderbolt of Zeus Hadad and cornucopia of Atargatis
burn sweetly in the night, periwinkle smolder signals righteous passion,
I feel you, my Love, paramount in the depth of every sense I have,
turning entranced to the Roman Theater I proceed to the north east rendezvou,
you are lovely and glamorous on the stage of amplified ardor,
starbeams spotlight your coordinated curves and fertile instinct,
you begin to seduce with a dance, breathtaking, impulsive balance,
moving with the smooth heat and poise of a breath blown candle flame,
a crescent of torches beautifies your frame, crimson silk wings from you,
I stand for a moment on the outer upper rim
gazing, with great heat upsurging through every muscle,
knowing you are jubilant for me by the way you move
I descend the stairs undistracted from the language of your invitation,
your cinnamon skin skims my own as you go round and round
and the crave for your ravishing rub forces my pursuit,
I catch your tender waist as you spin into my hunting arms,
your fingertips feel so right in my hands,
we sway like romance on fire in the storm of desire,
your restive back nestled inbetween my shoulders
my obsessed lips move up your neck in search for innocent sensitivity
overtaking your naked earlobe with a hot mouth and firm pull,
your body, begging to be breeched brutely calms slowly
as I release spontaneous poetry into your ear saying...

When the moon was young
unbattered by stone and age
glowing bold upon Earth newly spun
the first man and sacred Woman
made love of flesh warmly woven
from they're erupting hearts came wild knowledge...


Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 7/30/2015 9:29:00 PM
I've been here many times I've lost count, Justin. I felt, any comment I might leave would be unworthy of the excellence that is your poetry. Looking at your poems lately, I sometimes feel sad that the number of comments is than what the poem deserves. Now I understand why. A reader can become so overwhelmed he/she would just read and leave, awestruck. Such is what I felt with this poem. The imagery is so spellbinding I had to pause each time, as I must do again now, and look at history again.
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Date: 7/31/2015 12:25:00 PM
Just don't lose count of the moments you feel the love many things I love in the world are on display in this composition of burning spirit, mostly though, the woman I love... the passionate cresendo, and gentle, intimate poetry of companionship in the final moments is the treasure of poem Kim...J.A.B
Date: 12/25/2014 11:22:00 PM
WOW, so much in this poem, Justin. I read the poem yesterday and noticed you added on today. SO here I am stopping by to say hi, and read the poem all over again. Interesting title. Every moment counts. I like the raw and realness of it all. It's like a dose of lightning. Love it... Wishing you the best:) Enjoy your days and the coming New Year. Love ~LINDA~
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Date: 12/26/2014 8:21:00 PM are amongst the best things in the world my Sphinx. I'm very happy that you like the lightning of this romantic adventure. Thank you for being so special Justin
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Date: 12/26/2014 8:12:00 PM
This poem's title illustrates how love between two people can possess the magic and epic history of ancient places in our world that evoke majesty, mystery, miracle, and endurance Linda. The title, and contest premise bloomed in my mind as I was reflecting on the ageless passion and beauty of my Love Muse. Lightning, stunning beauty; moments living into greater and greater moments...JA.B.
Date: 12/24/2014 9:56:00 AM
Your poem and Eileen's should be published side by side. Poets could write a lifetime and neve reach such heights. Merry Christmas Justin..777777777777777777777777777!
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Date: 12/24/2014 10:56:00 PM
She and I do have a very special way of expressing the truths, passions and visions within our hearts, which is the common goal of all inspired artists my friend. Thank you for appreciating my effort and soul Richard. Your poetry shows me strong light and wisdom. I thank you for entering your powerful art into my contests. Merry Christmas Richard. J.A.B.
Date: 12/21/2014 1:40:00 AM
Your words completely captivate the reader's senses, that unique ability brings the poetry to life on normally uncharted levels... An amazing write, Justin!
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Date: 12/21/2014 8:43:00 PM
I like going into the uncharted senses of your complex imagination and undaunted heart Kelly. I love the courage of your poetry...J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 4:45:00 PM
Justin, congratulations on your poem being selected as Poem of the Day! Breathtaking and magnificent! Sandra
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Date: 12/15/2014 8:36:00 PM
Thank you sweet Sandra...this poem has excitment for everyone. Imagine how breathtaking it must have been to have grown up in such a marvelous and wild place! J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 3:10:00 PM
Good heavens, Justin! What a masterpiece! Stunning! Thanks for writing and sharing it with us!
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Date: 12/15/2014 8:33:00 PM
Hey, thanks for giving my soul and love a place to flourish Lesley...J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 12:10:00 PM
Wow, This was incredible! Grats on poem of the day. This was an awesome read :)
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Date: 12/15/2014 6:50:00 PM
Thank you for the beautiful visit Casarah...I like your style...J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 10:12:00 AM
Wonderful sojourn -- I enjoyed reading this slowly -- much to linger over . . . Congrats on POTD
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Date: 12/15/2014 8:31:00 PM
To have you read this poem slowly with lingering vision in the mind and quizzical pulse in the heart is so gratifying to me David. You must see the soul of it, I feel successful as a result, thank you! J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 9:08:00 AM
And here you are, Justin. Back to congratulate you. This deserves to be the POTD. How interesting that my first place win in your contest...Where Gladiators Fought also made it as POTD. I guess it's an intriguing subject. Your previous POTD was....The Book of Her Body. I must say...That's my all time favorite. It's superb. Always a fav. Congrats, Eagle. You deserve it.
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Date: 12/15/2014 8:25:00 PM
To inspire a woman of your talent and beauty is a reward priceless in pleasure...bringing out the very best of your passion and wisdom is pure illumination. I love being hand in hand with you my fine Poetess...J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 8:36:00 AM
Congratulations, a well deserved pick for poem of the day!
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Date: 12/15/2014 8:13:00 PM
The honor goes to my Love Muse and Petra my friend. I am very proud of this poem, and grateful to Providence that I was able to compose it with such enchanting love. Thank you. J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 8:35:00 AM
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Date: 12/15/2014 8:07:00 PM
Love can only be epic Maurice. J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 8:30:00 AM
Hey, poem of the day. BIG congratulations. You outdid yourself with this one, JUstin. What past you chose to mix with romance!
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Date: 12/15/2014 8:05:00 PM
Thank you for visiting Andrea, its very meaningful to me! Petra, the Nabataeans, the fantastic and tumultuous history of the middle east deserve to be kept alive in our imaginations, having so much to teach about the will of passion. Petra stimulates my soul profoundly. Thrre is no better place for my Love and I to dance Andrea...J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 6:16:00 AM
The power and potency of romance has everything to do with the awareness of the past, the present and future, and where you are at at that moment in time. Knowledge heightens love sevenfold! Give or take my commentary, this is...AMAZING and WILD Justin! Love! Always, Laura
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Date: 12/15/2014 7:40:00 PM
I love it when you get thickly metaphysical Laura...there is a romance between our motives, truths, hearts and history commensurate with the world we inhabit and life we experience...the Past teaches and the future inspires. Thank you for understanding my love Laura...J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 6:13:00 AM
the journey...the is all worth what follows..i love these specific places and specific historical references... you so eloquently guide us around to experience what you are seeing..I'm in awe of this it all leads to this beautiful dancer of your destiny- the sensual acts therein, and the genius concluding lines of not only poetry, but spontaneous poetry.... Exceptional! "I feel you, my Love, paramount in the depth of every sense I have"
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Date: 12/15/2014 7:23:00 PM
Imagery and history are so very vital and sensuous in this poem, I'm thrilled that all these facets enveloped your fertile imagination Laura. Oh Laura, "Beautiful dancer of my destiny..." Mmmm......awesome thing to say! J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 6:02:00 AM
Utterly breathtaking vision - I could see everything so vividly because it is so clear that you are in love with all that is here in this poem. How enchanting, Justin! First things first... I love how you begin this piece. The Bedouins, wanderers all their own, guide you to this paradise... "stars of a billion years sympathize with this soul sojourn, alone I journey inward like a brave wish wafting into a heart wanting to disgorge a secret need..." beautiful lines...
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Date: 12/15/2014 7:16:00 PM
Your avatar is gorgeous are proof that genius can be beautiful! I have a deep respect for farmer warriors and nomands, they know how to live well. Yes Laura, the landscape, stonemasonry, history, and passion with my sacred woman and my soul quest all have something precious to share. I am in love, indeed...J.A.B.
Date: 12/15/2014 3:22:00 AM
- A really lovely poem Justin - I hope the love find you, stay with you and sprinkle stars on your way !!! - Congrats with P.O.T.D. !!! - Really deserved! - I wish you and your family Merry Christmas! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/15/2014 7:03:00 PM
Her love resides roughly romantic within my heart. I must be sure to honor and sustain it with bold, strong, and creative caress and kiss my friend. I am deeply in love with life and nature Anne...J.A.B.
Date: 12/14/2014 3:00:00 PM
Thanks God I never entered my humble poem in your contests..It feels like stale crumbs compared to a hot crusty delicious bread.: ) A favourite ..all said!Charma.
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Date: 12/14/2014 8:29:00 PM
Your work is savory and inspirational Charma, and your poetry always goes beyond satisfaction and into revelation for me. Your beauty is very unique, and always translates superbly through your fine art. I was a bit sad that you did not enter your enchanting poem of suspensful romance in Venice into my would have challenged the best. Regardless, what's important is that you felt it right, and wrote it so very passionately! J.A.B.
Date: 12/14/2014 10:05:00 AM
The ferocity of your love and it's possessive power have always been what have drawn me to your writes, Justin. Now we see how YOU would have written for your own contest. Your knowledge is amazing. Petra is so close.Tough I've been to Jordan, I've never seen it. So many of your lines speak with such eloquence about history and life. I hope your loved one knows how lucky she is to be loved by someone of your caliber. I found this enchanting; then again, all your sensual writes enchant.
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Date: 12/14/2014 8:58:00 PM
Continued...2...Raising awareness about History and love is a mandate for me. I thank you for your lovely thoughts and feelings Eileen...J.A.B.
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Date: 12/14/2014 8:54:00 PM
Continued...the beautiful premise of this poem enabled me to bring together three precious things in my heart...Petra, one of my favorite places in the whole Universe, spiritual reflection, and my Love Muse. Also, it was such a joy to compose this write Free Style. I have composed poems based on every Contest theme that I've ever sponsored to date...J.A.B.
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Date: 12/14/2014 8:42:00 PM
I love it when you enter into the arms of my heart uninhibited Eileen. You relate to my passion and mission so very naturally, your response to my soul and work are always so heart warming and motivating. I am able to enchant you because I nuture something wild and pure within you...your poetry educates my impulses and exercises my heart Eileen...J.A.B.