The Ache

Day 8 “first draft” for NaPoWriMo 2013
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The Ache

on love’s regret

there is a brilliant darkness
of the broken soul
from which springs a well
of melancholy
so deep
and bittersweet
as to stir the tongue
of the brooding poet
to loose a torrent
of sorrowed yearning
so rich with longing
that the hearts
of all who read
will ache
with raw desire
for the one true
and burning love
lost to fate
and all of time

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rob kistner © 2013

…inspired by Mag 163
the visual prompt
at Magpie Tales
seen here

“Woman With a Towel”
Degas 1898

BONUS POEM ALERT
also inspired
by image above


Steam

my love
you step from your bath
draped softly in towel
gracefully poised
midst the fog of steam

your skin radiant
a’blush from the heat

your auburn hair
fondles damp ’round your shoulders
embraces your lithe neck

a sensuous vision
igniting a spark in my soul
stirring the passion of my heart
setting fire to my imagination

my love
your are venus
aphrodite
a goddess of desire
and my love

I can see your butt

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rob kistner © 2013

*sorry about this cheeky bit 🙂

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