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Press not to flaming lips your tepid kiss

Touch not this burning form with hands of ice

A lukewarm love can never bring to bliss

Nor will indifferent love for me suffice

 

Seek not with obligation to appease

Perfunctory in making love to me

Disdain is what I feel for “gifts” as these

Tis better far, my dear, to let me be

 

For if you not assess my heart aright

And think me one to faint with weak caress

You’ve not been seared by passion’s burning might

Nor tasted honeyed dreams that I undress

 

Hope not to bed me with halfhearted plea

With love obsessive, take a hold of me


Eileen Manassian Ghali

Press not to flaming lips your tepid kiss Touch not this burning form with hands of ice A lukewarm love can never bring to bliss Nor will indifferent love for me suffice Seek not with obligation to appease Perfunctory in making love to me Disdain is what I feel for “gifts” as these Tis better far, my dear, to let me be For if you not assess my heart aright And think me one to faint with weak caress You’ve not been seared by passion’s burning might Nor tasted honeyed dreams that I undress Hope not to bed me with halfhearted plea With love obsessive, take a hold of me Eileen Manassian Ghali

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 3/10/2014 6:10:00 PM
wow, this is a scorcher. I do believe you have that sonnet spirit in you!! I still am not caught up and I have to get off now. This is a love sonnet but couldn't find the one you meant. It was not this one, was it? Please tell me the title again and what date you posted it. later!!
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Date: 3/6/2014 10:35:00 PM
still looking for my pic with sunglasses, arrgh.. hello to you, eileen!.. huggs
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Date: 3/6/2014 8:31:00 PM
Hmmm! An all or nothing type gal! Interesting! LOL Love that kind of woman! Hugs, Kenny XOXOX
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Date: 3/6/2014 7:35:00 AM
Hello Eileen, I hope you are having a most wonderful day. Huggs Rick.
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Date: 3/6/2014 7:21:00 AM
Favorite line among many...'Nor tasted honeyed dreams that I undress'...Have blessed day my friend - Tim
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Tim Ryerson
Date: 3/6/2014 7:22:00 AM
Love them cool shades too...
Date: 3/5/2014 8:42:00 PM
I really like this Sonnet. It's well written. ~Soupmail~
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Date: 3/5/2014 3:44:00 PM
love the sunglasses!.. hi, eileen... huggs
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Date: 3/5/2014 9:18:00 AM
Outstanding! The iambic meter and rhyme is perfect. The motif reminds me of a Bible verse: So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. Cheers, Roy
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/5/2014 9:24:00 AM
Hi, Roy. Yes, that is in Revelation. The message to Laodicea. Thanks for this lovely post. I surely do appreciate it. :)
Date: 3/5/2014 6:30:00 AM
Obsessive love..To have it all.. Embracing the moment till passion lasts..That's the most thrilling kind of love..I call it madly crazily in love lust..whatever?But yes ..its this feeling and image that got transmitted in my mind.Ecvellent way of putting feelings to words..: )
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/5/2014 8:15:00 AM
YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!! YES, Charmaine...YOU understand. Madly crazily in love....thanks for the vote of confidence on this piece. I'm glad you liked it...Nice shades...like mine? It's in honor of you!!! You better read Becca's blog! ;)
Date: 3/5/2014 12:11:00 AM
Obsessive love I have given thee. Will thou observe my given plea. For a poet such as thee wilt thou art surrender me a comment for my latest be or render my work unpraised be.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/5/2014 8:12:00 AM
Hello John....Lovely lovely post. Thanks ever so much. I visited your latest as you requested in this sweet rhyme. It was very lovely and I praised it well. Thanks for the visit.
Date: 3/4/2014 7:10:00 PM
Fabulous sonnet my little Desert Orchid, in fact not bad at all fosomeone who can't find the words, this is the kind o poetry I adore. Take care, Richard
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/5/2014 8:11:00 AM
Poetry you adore? Really truly Mr Seal? Or is that just a nice little compliment. Adore is a very strong word....and I adore it. Thanks for saying that. I'm a happy orchid now.
Date: 3/4/2014 6:44:00 PM
It is not truly love if it is lukewarm. I would think of it more as lust. Beautiful poem Eileen ..... Hugs Tim
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/5/2014 8:10:00 AM
Tim....love has many phases and stages....The flame won't be eternal if it isn't fueled. Complicated...but what do I know? Thanks for your insights and the visit. Much appreciated.
Date: 3/4/2014 5:29:00 PM
Love as affliction, lust as survival, passion craving without permission. I admire the ultimatum of this desire and write Eileen. J.A.B.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/5/2014 8:09:00 AM
I'm so pleased that you admire this, Justin. It means a lot to me. Your writes are full of passion as well. :) Guess we are on the same page. Thanks for the visit.
Date: 3/4/2014 2:02:00 PM
As usual, you know what you want...and you want it all. Lovely and assertive /x/ paul
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/5/2014 5:21:00 AM
Yes, Paul....I'm a very...all or nothing type of gal! Can't say it's worked in my favor, but I can't change who I am...so....at least I can vent in poetry! :) Thanks for the visit.
Date: 3/4/2014 11:26:00 AM
You need an immediate correction in the first line of your third verse: add another "s" to the end of "asses". You want the word that means to judge the value of something. What you have there right now is the plural form of "ass".
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/4/2014 12:30:00 PM
YOU...are a lifesaver......
Date: 3/4/2014 9:18:00 AM
riveting in sweet madness, eileen... such a potent, fascinating piece.. huggs!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/5/2014 5:20:00 AM
You've given me an idea for my next one! Thanks ever so much, Nette! :) HUGS
Date: 3/4/2014 8:43:00 AM
I too enjoy enthusiasm, well expressed.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/5/2014 5:20:00 AM
Yes, Richard. I'm glad you do. Thanks for the post.
Date: 3/4/2014 7:45:00 AM
very well expressed, Eileen!! ...we cannot rush the feelings and desires...truely that dancing tango can only be done when two hearts are strongly entwined! ...have a nice day, my highness ^__^ ...hugs!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/5/2014 5:19:00 AM
Hi, my dear. Yes...only when two hearts are strongly entwined can that dance be the beautiful dance it's made to me. What a delightful post! Hugs!