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Author's Note: This love or romantic poem, "Your Touch Means So Much," is rendered in the Pantoum poetic format and follows the traditional ABAB rhyme scheme. The meter is varied. This poem speaks to the intensity and passion shared by two people in love, whereby the essence of each other's love is personified by their "touch." Similar in theme to an earlier Terzanelle poem that I wrote, this Pantoum is oriented toward the notion that following God's blessing above, a couple's bond of love is something meant for an eternity. Moreover, the very destiny of two people as they share the emotion and ecstasy of their love is part of the larger divine nature of God's love which touches the depths of their souls as they approach their "nexus of rebirth." This theme is also arrayed against the structural requirements for the Pantoum, which made for a most interesting write. (Gary Bateman - July 31, 2015) (Pantoum)

Categories: emotions, god, heaven, love, metaphor, passion, and spiritual.           

Your Touch Means So Much
 
Your touch means so much to me my love,
As we hold each other with intense passion.
We know our love has God’s blessing above;
Our bond for eternity shall always be in fashion.   

As we hold each other with intense passion,
We dazzle with emotion pure on this Earth.
Our bond for eternity shall always be in fashion,
As we approach our souls’ nexus of rebirth.

We dazzle with emotion pure on this Earth.
We know our love has God’s blessing above,
As we approach our souls’ nexus of rebirth.
Your touch means so much to me my love.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
July 31, 2015 (Pantoum)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 9/9/2015 8:13:00 AM
A beautiful form here Gary, I can not say I have come this far in writing, but I do enjoy reading your work and learning from it. God Bless and take care. Awesome work and a (7) for me....Sharon
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Date: 9/9/2015 4:12:00 PM
Thanks again Sharon!! This was my first Pantoum -- and I plan to do some more in the future. They are challenging, but worth the effort. (Thanks for the "7" too!!) If you try one of these in the future, find a topic that you're comfortable writing on. It will make difference. (You can always use my poem here as a template, if it helps.) Great to have you back with us!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 8/23/2015 9:11:00 PM
A form I was unaware of but you sure made it look easy. Great rhyme, flow and romantic message my friend. Super 7...
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Date: 8/24/2015 4:04:00 PM
Thanks Robert for your read here and your fine comments. The "Pantoum" is somewhat similar to a Terzanelle and Villanelle. I will do more of all of these writes in the future. I found the key is though, to really think about your planned topic to make sure it will work with the rhyming pattern. Thanks for the 7 too!! I will away from PS over the next 2-3 weeks so I can work further on my writing and take care of some other priorities. Hope all is well with you and your family!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 8/4/2015 3:28:00 PM
this is a sensory delight tenderly penned, gary... beautiful!.. huggs
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Date: 8/4/2015 3:35:00 PM
Thanks Nette!! It pleases me greatly that you liked my Pantoum write here. Cheers and Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 8/3/2015 3:59:00 PM
this holds me captive in your pen excellent piece pal
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Date: 8/4/2015 2:19:00 PM
Ditto Mate -- it held me captive writing it. All The Best!! Gary
Date: 8/3/2015 3:15:00 AM
GAry.. again another repeating form you keep on luring me to try the forms again.. =') Nowadays, I don't do as much as not have so much time to focus!~ a7 for me and more for your prowess!~Olive Eloisa =')
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Date: 8/3/2015 10:32:00 AM
Hello Olive Eloisa!! Muchas Gracias Senora. I'm glad you liked my Pantoum here. Yes--another repeating form. I'm just full of surprises!! I tend to like the challenges of doing these kinds of writes as well as metered verse. Thank Yoooooooooooou!! too for the "7"!! Best Wishes Always!! Gary
Date: 8/1/2015 2:16:00 AM
What an intriguing penned, I love your subject, you brought the readers sense with your passionate love poem to feel the touch of love as they are reading this excellence write.............A.M.
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Date: 8/1/2015 9:37:00 AM
Hello AM!! I'm quite pleased you liked this Pantoum. This was a fun write to put together. Love is that theme the all of us can never get enough of. AMEN!! Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 7/31/2015 8:23:00 PM
I love the subject and fascinated with the form, Gary. Indeed it suits the tone and message you wanted to impart. I am encouraged enough to try it myself one of these days. The notes helped me too. Need not add anything more to my comment then. :-)))A 7 and fav. hugs!
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Date: 8/1/2015 9:34:00 AM
Hello Kim!! Thanks so much for your read and for the 7 + FAV. I'm quite thrilled you liked my Pantoum write. This is actually the first one of these that I've written. And I plan to write more, in addition to the Terzanelle and Villanelle forms as well. I studies several sources before writing this to make sure I had everything just right. (You can use my Pantoum for an example -- if it helps!!) Rest and Relax -- and have a great weekend!! And keep writing your wonderful poetry!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 7/31/2015 4:14:00 PM
Hi G! A very beautiful romantic sweet and passionate love poem,you've written here, my dear friend Gary.An excellent Pantoum, filled of so much love and devotion.Very beautifully written.Just awesome!I really enjoyed it!Golden pen!A 7 +!A Fav! Sending love n' prayers to you and Ingrid!All the best to you too always, G! Wishing you a very lovely weekend!In His light!God bless you always!:)D.
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Date: 7/31/2015 5:05:00 PM
Hello Dear One "D" . . . I'm very pleased you liked this Pantoum. I know you've written your share of these. I really enjoyed the challenge of putting this one together. It all depends, as I know you know, on the type of theme you choose and how you approach it. Thanks for your Top Rating and the FAV!! And have a great weekend. Best Wishes from Ingrid and me!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 7/31/2015 3:36:00 PM
Gary, your pen drips with love, a romantic 7 and thanks for visiting my poem, all that I am
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Date: 7/31/2015 5:08:00 PM
BW, My wife calls me "The Love Poet." I guess I should say: HA! HA! Thanks for your wonderful comment here and for the 7. I'm pleased you liked this Pantoum. Your "All That I Am" poem was most excellent!! Have a wonderful weekend and best wishes always, Gary
Date: 7/31/2015 11:44:00 AM
it's love indeed done in a melodic way, gary... very fine job1.. huggs
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Date: 7/31/2015 5:11:00 PM
Hello Nette!! Thanks for your visit and read here of my Pantoum. This type of melodic write always sets the proper tone for this kind of passionate theme. Cheers and Best . . . Gary
Date: 7/31/2015 11:41:00 AM
I agree thoroughly with Emile.
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Date: 7/31/2015 5:17:00 PM
Thanks Kari. It pleases me greatly that you enjoyed my Pantoum here!! Cheers and Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 7/31/2015 11:01:00 AM
- Love mean everything on this earth - Sharing love .... what could be more beautiful - A real and beautiful poem, where your heart says EVERYTHING !!! - Thank you for being my friend, very much appreciate it Gary - A shining 7+ fav. - I wish you and Ingrid a wonderful weekend - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/31/2015 5:29:00 PM
Hello Dear Anne-Lise, It pleases me that you liked this Pantoum. (This is actually the first one of these poems I've attempted to do, and I liked how it turned out!!) As you know, writing from the heart with real passion felt does make all the difference. Thanks for the 7 + FAV and, likewise too, for being my friend. Ingrid and I wish you all the best for the weekend!! Cheers and Best . . . Gary
Date: 7/31/2015 10:58:00 AM
Very well written with strong emotions and great flow. Your use of the Pantoum poetic format adds charm and depth of this work. I liked the poem as a good read, it has a very pleasing and relatable quality to it that's easily recognizable. Emile. #7
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Date: 7/31/2015 5:34:00 PM
Hello Emile!! I always enjoy your poetic reviews. You are a true professional at your craft, and you always take the time to make a studied observation and assessment. I really appreciate that. And thanks too for the "7." This is the first Pantoum I've attempted. And I'm glad it turned out as well as it did. Cheers and Best Wishes for the Weekend!! Gary