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Author's Notes:  This particular romantic Shakespearean Sonnet, entitled:  "Your Kiss," is being released and posted by me to Poetry Soup today October 14, 2014 which just happens to be my 63rd birthday.  I am dedicating "Your Kiss," in honor of my wife of over 23 years -- Ingrid.  In this write, I scrupulously upheld the strict requirements for the structuring and flowing of this sonnet following the traditions established by Shakespeare.  For me, as a poet and writer, the implied acts of  "Kissing," "Touching," "Caressing," and "Gazing" are all very emotive actions that are to be beheld and cherished when a man and a woman are involved in that most intimate and sharing relationship between two people.  Both of these states of being or attributes together constitute a most special feeling and a powerful emotive force in our lives.  (Gary Bateman, October 14, 2014) (Shakespearean Sonnet poetic format)

Categories:  allegory, beauty, emotions, feelings, i love you, together, wife.

The technical parameters of this Sonnet are rendered as follows:

Syllables Per Line:  10

Total # Syllables:  140

Total # Lines:  17 (including empty lines)

Total # Words:  115

Rhyme Sequence:  abab|cdcd|efef|gg

Meter:  Iambic Pentameter

 

Your kiss is so rapturous my great love;
Your red lips are like red rubies precious;
A love quite special in Heaven above;
And ever no doubt much and more precious.

I know my emotions soar very high;
Your thoughts always pervade my thoughts so true;
You shall never have to ask when and why;
We share our love passion so very true.

Your kiss will always be my special bliss; 
Your touch and caress so gentle so warm;
Our eyes gaze softly as we move to kiss;
And our love will be so sweet and so warm.

And by all on Earth I value so much,
Nothing compares with your kiss and your touch!    
 
Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
(October 14, 2014) (Shakespearean Sonnet)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 11/23/2014 7:45:00 PM
This is great,thank goodness I chose to read this; what a loving man you are Gary, raining emotional and loving words like falling of oranges and mangoes; this is for sure a fav and I hope I will not miss out ,as God liveth, in your next birthday...huggs
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/24/2014 11:36:00 AM
KAYOD5, Thanks so much for your read of my sonnet here and for your most wonderful comments!! I will have some more "love" writes on the way. My wife really liked this one since I dedicated it to her -- of course!! (She reads everything I write anyway!!) It's always fun to write on positive, uplifting themes. Have a great week!! Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 10/16/2014 5:18:00 PM
A Belated Happy Birthday Gary. Another Home Run for you. What a beautiful tribute to a loving relationship. This one is special Gary.
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Date: 10/16/2014 5:32:00 PM
Thanks Maurice. Coming from you, the acknowledged "Master of Romance Poetry," I treasure your comment. Both Ingrid and I really do enjoy your poetry. You also have a tremendous sense of humor!! And thanks for the B-Day wishes. An old friend of mine back in the USA told me that "63" is really "36," so I'm getting younger!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/16/2014 2:32:00 PM
Happy Birthday!
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Date: 10/16/2014 5:34:00 PM
Thanks Richard!! I hope this next year is full of excitement and happiness. Best Wishes My Friend, Gary
Date: 10/16/2014 2:31:00 PM
Hi Gary, I enjoyed your sonnet very much. Ienjoyed the Author notes as well. You are blessed. Check your second line it may be short a syllable, unless you are counting "lips" as two syllables.
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Date: 10/16/2014 5:03:00 PM
Hello Richard, Thanks for you review and comments here. I'm glad you enjoyed this sonnet. And thanks also for your information concerning the second line. I did go back and review my original draft with syllable construction and everything appears to be correct. I appreciate this level of detail. I try to catch things too for other authors. It's easy to make mistakes. Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/16/2014 3:25:00 AM
I am certain the angels have already learned by heart your poem by now for so divine it is! Great romantic kiss, mein guter freund, Gary! A seven!
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Date: 10/16/2014 11:56:00 AM
Hello Demetrios!! Thanks so much, as always, for your read and review. This is evidence for you that the "Goethe of Halloween" can indeed write something romantic for a change. (Ha Ha) I really enjoyed writing this sonnet, and I plan to write more of them -- especially the Shakespearean style. Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 10/15/2014 8:21:00 PM
You certainly know how to melt a lady's heart my friend. Beautiful sonnet that just sings of true and faithful love. I write sometimes like that for my darling wife. She likes to melt into me. I love her melting ways too.. Another 7 my friend.. Congrats on your birthday my good friend..
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Date: 10/16/2014 12:03:00 PM
Robert my good friend . . . always indeed a pleasure to hear from you!! My wife did indeed enjoy this sonnet very much. The fact I dedicated it to her on my birthday was also something she liked. She reads all the works I write and has a palpable influence always. I actually feel "36" now and not "63." How about that?? Writing younger and living younger too!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/15/2014 12:37:00 PM
sweet talking honey suckles excellent pen gary dear friend i tip my hat smiling
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/15/2014 3:48:00 PM
oh liam . . . me thinks me had a wonderful time with me wife and friends. a chance to relax and partake of some very fine spirits (think: good Irish whiskey!!!). in me next life, i shall want to be a jolly Leprechaun with sparklin' green eyes and pointy ears to boot. all the best!! cheers, gary (Now I'm writing like you Mate!!)
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liam mcdaid
Date: 10/15/2014 12:40:00 PM
oh happy birthday pal wash it down with old irish and wishing you many to come
Date: 10/14/2014 8:02:00 PM
A very romantic and sweet poem! I enjoyed it a lot Gary! ;) You get a 7 from me! take good care now my sweet and kind friend. And happy birthday to you! Hope you had a wonderful one. :) Hugs! Love and light! xxxx D.
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Date: 10/15/2014 3:51:00 PM
D, I'm not really all that old. When you invert the numbers, "63" becomes "36." Anyway, I'm so glad you liked the poem. And my continued best wishes to you always. Cheers!! Gary (P.S. Keep Writing and "Spill Ink"!!!)
Date: 10/14/2014 3:49:00 PM
Such a sweet lovely romantic Sonnet Gary. I love that you sealed it with a kiss and you are very blessed to still feel this way.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/16/2014 12:07:00 PM
Hello Brenda!! Great hearing from you and thanks so much for your wonderful comments here. It's important for sure to keep this feeling alive between two people. It makes live all the more worth living. Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 10/14/2014 3:15:00 PM
This is a beautiful and romantic sonnet, Gary; that special kiss holds the key to your heart. Your end couplet just about sums it all up! Well done. // paul
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/16/2014 12:11:00 PM
Paul, Thanks so much for your review and comments here. I enjoyed putting this one together for my wife Ingrid. These themes are always so wonderful to ponder and to write about. They are indeed timeless. I'll be back your way soon to check out more of your poems too. All the best!! Gary
Date: 10/14/2014 2:57:00 PM
sending a gentle rush of passion with each caress, gary...your artwords bring the heart and soul of two people into a rhapsody of love and emotion!..i hope you showed this to your wife sealed with a kiss!.. huggs.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/14/2014 3:01:00 PM
Nette, Thanks for your wonderful comments here. My wife, of course, has seen this sonnet. She reads everything I write (including the dark themes). And we did seal it with a kiss!! I will have to do some more of these writes. All the best to you Nette!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/14/2014 1:58:00 PM
So beautiful this is..So very sweet!!
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Date: 10/14/2014 3:04:00 PM
Thanks Charma . . . My wife really liked this sonnet. I plan to do more of these in the future too. I hope all is well with you too!! Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 10/14/2014 11:13:00 AM
This is kissing the reading eyes.
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Date: 10/14/2014 3:03:00 PM
Thanks Muhammad!! I really like the imagery of your observation. I haven't forgotten you. I will be making it over your way to check your poems out. I'm still trying to get caught up with all of the correspondence. Best Wishes Always, Gary