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Escarpment Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Trepidation Juanita Oosthuizen Lyric escarpment, anxiety, depression, emotions, fear,
THE STORM OF LOVE RICHARD TABI I do not know? escarpment, bird, black love, body,
Spring Melt Darlene De Beaulieu Free verse escarpment, seasons, spring, time,
An Image Of Netherworld Envisioned By Mister Misanthrope matthew harris Free verse escarpment, 11th grade, 7th grade,
true tell tale signs of spring matthew harris Elegy escarpment, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Premium Member Poem Sky View From The Q E PATRICIA CRESSWELL Free verse escarpment, environment,
A lone piper stands Edward Clapham Sonnet escarpment, grief, hope,
What Happened To My Sex Drive MATTHEW harris I do not know? escarpment, age, appreciation, blessing, color,
Premium Member Poem An Eternity II john fleming Rhyme escarpment, betrayal, , memorial,
In The Dusk Of Dengeza Kunda Chamatete Free verse escarpment, adventure, africa, age, creation,
The Escarpment Darlene De Beaulieu Free verse escarpment, imagery, mountains,
A Zambezi Saga Kunda Chamatete Narrative escarpment, africa,
The Lakes Jerome Malenfant Rhyme escarpment, nature, spiritual,
THE MISSIONERIES RICHARD TABI Free verse escarpment, africa, anxiety,
Premium Member Poem Meditation on Light Kathleen Kroll Free verse escarpment, beauty, body, dance, death,
Premium Member Poem Recollections from the golden Cree I john fleming Rhyme escarpment, growing up,
An Epic Love For Women Maurice Yvonne Epic escarpment, beauty, celebration, dream, heart,
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The edge of darkness Paul Rochefort Free verse escarpment, city,
The Escarpment Daniel Haskin Prose Poetry escarpment, allegory, art, bereavement, death,
Mountain Creek john williams Rhyme escarpment, nature,
Hornbeam Patrycjusz Kopec Rhyme escarpment, fantasy, tree, universe,
A Want To Climb Maurice Yvonne Dramatic monologue escarpment, inspirational, irony,
Premium Member Poem A Bit Of This and That Shadow Hamilton Rhyme escarpment, adventure, africa,
Legend Of The Black Dove - Part 1 John Ginesi Dramatic Verse escarpment, adventure, science fiction,
Whispers of an African River - Mana Pools National Park Tim Marks Blank verse escarpment, adventure, animals, nature, travel,
How I Travel to the Moon William Morrissey Rhyme escarpment, visionary, tiger, travel,
Barren Soul Stephen Parker Acrostic escarpment, depression
Weekend Away Tricia Lucas-Clarke Light Verse escarpment, family
Grand Canyon Stephen Parker Haiku escarpment, nature, places
Mountain High Stephen Parker Haiku escarpment, on writing and words
Premium Member Poem Prayers Debbie Guzzi Free verse escarpment, adventure, allegory, childhood, introspection,
MOUNTAIN LIGHT Douglas Lawder Classicism escarpment, inspirational, life, nature, peace,
fire sean mcmahon Dramatic monologue escarpment, nature, visionary,

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Escarpment Poem Example

An Epic Love For Women

I know you're not here

but you are in my heart 


you are always with me

i'll just slip into you

with these words.
I know 
there are mountains
dwarf the cities below 
peaks that stride above the heavens
attempt to graze the planets if even so lightly.

there is a special star that rises daily
against shades of air lit.

They tell me
there is a wide deep void that is grand - a canyon
not too far for any adventurer who dares to look down its throat.

Our world is tightly splattered in miraculous views.

I remember diving through the horizon 
where on the other side
I found intricate scenes

I walked down a dock straight into an orange wine sunset
through to steps led to a bridge 
walked across to an enchanted glitter covered road
to a winding path with a floating pink shaded fog
until I wandered into an explosion of nature.

I witnessed a mud escarpment
with splashes of burgundy, shades of maroon,
tones in burnt copper and chestnut browns.
I found a rare waterfall 
rushing down into an inviting pool
a crystal clear deep blue lagoon unused
around it emerald spruces gathered in a cluster of trust.

All in all so alluring I willingly stripped bare and melted into
the refreshing fully chilled basin down to its coral bottom.
I was greeted by an array of tropical aquatic life.
Nude, free, happy
I swam in the simplicity of the moment.

Another time it was
a blinding white wavy desert floor 
totally stripped for miles,
then one 
just one live growing plant 
it looked like tall fanned out verdant fingers.
what a thin shadow it cast.

A bright blue scrim provided a contrast 
framed for a photographer to snap.
Floats in white, 
were frozen in place 
and not a wire was evident,
just motionless etchings.

I sat on the burning sand 
took a position and meditated.
My mantra, 
rebounded off the thickness of the sultry atmosphere 
I heard my own voice return to fill me.
I bathed in the simplicity of the moment.

I love this world
All its treasures
I swear  

But you,
ah you

Not all of nature 

Not the sun that lights the day
sprinkles the skin in its brilliant sheen
or the moon that with 
its romantic smile
its alluring suggestions 
seduces even the least romantic of us.

Not the miraculous 
vegetation of every kind 
or the moss laden beds where lovers have often laid as one
linked to one another - inspired by natures erotic whisper.

but you,

I would sacrifice all else,

just to breathe in your love 
just to bathe in you.

You my passionate want.

Our love is my Mecca.

When I hold you softly in the strength of my arms.
Touching your face sends shivers through my consciousness,
holding your hand is like plugging into bliss,
watching your mouth,
the dent above your lips,
you know I overdose ecstatic 
when mine touches yours.

I want to stay - mine on yours,
as we speak, as we dream.
How I love your smile your laugh.

I hold you in the enchantment of my mind.
I caress you in the secret chambers of my dreams.
I cherish your scent - infinite, singular, invigorating.
I roll with you in the autumn leaves of my imagination.

I wish you everything - for you are everything to me.

I would if I could
I would reach beyond my grasp to,

to pull Magic from my hat.
Squeeze a snowball into a skating rink
just to dance on water with you.

I will love you into our after life,
no man as fortunate as me. 

They say reach for the stars 
you may end up with the moon.
I reached.
I got you,
my universe.
No man as fortunate as me.

Let me make every step you take safe, secure, pillowy soft
try not to faint from the sheer fragrance of you.

               Together we are sunset shadows,
shadows that will never fade.
               Imprinted permanently on the iris 
of the early evening sky light.


do you remember back when we just met

do you remember when it started to sleet
when we used the bark from trees
to toboggan down the circled path of the mountain

we hit the brakes

brakes crafted
from the branches of a spruce 

but friction 
lit them like matches on kerosene 

and i really think the smoke filled
our lungs
travelled to our heads
even before the sleet turned to hail
we slipped under the lawn

spent hours and hours
covered in each other's silky embrace
and i confess i peered at every drop of you
treated my eyes to your 
nothing but you 
i held that moment 
fragile as it was
with the greatest of care
and hold it still with the same reverence

and i really think nothing should feel

that good 


it just led us to lock lips 
and you know i could of kissed you 
an eon 
passed through it
as if it were a fraction of a second

our hearts synced
and i really think that
our breathing
our voices 
melting into the air
playing like music 
is what drove us mad 

and i get very creative 
when i go mad 
the stuff "crazy good" is made of

it must of worked because
we finally reached the peak of our crescendo 
laid in the sublime of one another
i must of loss consciousness 


i still don't remember our rendezvous ending

but it must of

because i immediately 
felt your absence 

and i really think that's why 
i wrote you

why i wrote

wanna slip under the lawn


and i really think that's why
we've been 

why we've been 

     together forever

Dec 2015

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