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Love Poems

Love poems and poetry is a hugely popular section proving romance isn't dead! They are literary compositions written with an intensity or beauty of language more characteristic of verse / poetry, than of prose.

This category is intended for poetry about romance, passion, and sensuality, rather than friendship, loss or familial / brotherly love.


Need You Tonight

Need you always

Need you tonight  Need to be in your arms  Need to hear you whisper in the dark "Mine" Need to be in your strong arms  Curled up safe against your chest  My safe place  Knowing I'm right where I belong Need you close  Skin on skin contact  Laying in bed together  Catching our breath  After a night of passion I just need.. Whispered words in the dark Sharing our desires  Talking about...Read On

The Cyber Lover Real Meeting

We met on the computer you see And chatted every day Now you'll finally meet me I wonder what you'll say Will we love each other Like on the computer Will we still be lover's Will we have a future Love for many years Only on a computer screen Is this excitement or fear We've always been unseen Will our love be enough The excitement does grow Hoping this won't be tough You've been my...Read On


In darkness her green eyes fain, and I, as if a moth on strings, danced to pipes her lust brings with a snifter of dark brandy. Skating on memories of my past as her fingers glide over my cast, with obsidian tentacles weaving, of a dowager's brooch singing. In darkness her green eyes fain,   as she tamed my renaissance with webs of silken lips, as I came in for a soft landing. On a...Read On

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Under the light of the 34th Star

I’ve loved you since before time’s existence

An incandescent light awaits us under the 34th star tonight. We didn’t know then, that two worlds collided the instant our existence began.  Two falling stars  hitch a stellar ride with their celestial mate.  We are inextricably bonded; you are a fire and I am  the glowing coals beneath you. Two hearts were crafted  from the same cosmic dust, our souls from a thunderstorm  of...Read On


The Smile That Tells It All

Love Is In Your Smile

It's really just the smile That tells it all. A smile that seems transcendent To our core. Complete fulfillment,  Existential bliss  For every beating heart that feels its Glow. A happy smile of joy and sweet delight That spins our moods from blueness   Into glee. To utter satisfaction with this life. Such smiles Are bringers of a glowing light. Of sunshine,  Exultation for  Each life. ...Read On


Absentia of Cellophane

Pulling a lover back from the Otherworld

In my journal of poetic love, versus Argus eyed As I scribe the vermilion with a darker shade Feeling quintessence of silence calling my name Fearing no evil and feeling no pain Under the gleam of the magenta moon In absentia of cellophane Awaiting my shadow-lover, who comes soon Having felt a presence of an amorphous shadow Like a brush-footed butterfly As a scent lingers of its...Read On


I Remember

My answers to 'Remember'

I remember I think about it all the time. It was absolutely the best day of my life. We had so much fun, And yes, were deeply in love. Oh, the laughter was the best, it did come from nowhere And it really never mattered why. We scoffed when they said that it always changes, Just a few years they insisted, but We were in love and it could never happen. Everywhere is right, we were never apart,...Read On


The freedom of your love

In days gone by,  I never dreamed  that I would meet you. Caress your face And say sweet nothings in your ear. To find a love  More grand  Than any other  And see its light  Reflected in your heart My soul awakes  From deepest hibernation To taste the freedom  Of your love So rich and free  And when you give yourself To deepest darkest pleasure You find your all in me  And take my breath...Read On

In Shadowy Shades

In a sprite’s echo breath, of a hawkmoon so pale As floating autumn leaves turn red palmetto And our love taking wind of the willowy sail To a distant Fata Morgana Of the wailing wings and haunting sins A heavenly chariot, floating the starlit sky In joyful adoration of angelic transcendence We embrace tight the brail of eternal swell My oblique poetry falling upon braille In...Read On



Let the lover be. Let her throw abandon to the wind. spin you into the whirlpool. Let orderly papers be knocked into oblivion. The desk is needed for making love.   The cost of his loving is your entire life. Pay it.   Heaven cannot be added on a spreadsheet. What she gives freely is worth more than words. Don't think, don't hesitate. Dive into her head first.   Your...Read On

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I was already unfolding  before your hand took mine, and we had so many questions about words that only soulmates should impart through the mist when knowing there has to be so much more to you. I was already moving through you by then, that already belonged to us and us alone. And I was noting how every freckle and mark were living constellations connecting your skin, a celestial map...Read On

Of My Drowsy

Casting out plumed serpents of my mind and the demons of the soured wine, as the dawn awakens a new shine,   of the drought I slept.   As a gauzy silhouette kisses me deep, garnishing my lips in nightmare sleep, seducing me in my ambiguity of yesterday's pines and acorns. Forsaking me of my quinine, with her ripen breasts of the drought I slept, in chambers of my drowsy.        ...Read On


The Winter Queen

Rahab recalls the Queen of Scots

It was long ago, and in a strange land, and besides, the wench is dead.   Is that all that is to be said of a woman whose beauty ruined herself and a nation?   In her eyes there was a sadness which I saw briefly lift a moment before night fell.   She was shrouded in winter and shrouds seemed and were what was needful.   Our love, meteor-like across one night's sky ...Read On



At the sight of you I falter,  My facade slips.  I clench my jaw so my tongue doesn’t push The string of hollow words from between my lips.  Stifling the sharp letters, I feel them slashing, Punishment for keeping them silent. Clawing at my throat in a need to escape The place that holds no light. They pierce my heart with their jagged edges In the last feeble attempt to be set free....Read On

Winter's Kiss

Bringing down the curtain of my certainty,   certainty to pass into the night, grasping, grasping the love we have spoken in interludes. And now that the limelight has fallen, fallen on ghosts of my kudos, no more encores, no more applause, sending me flowers.   Now quietly I rest in sweet bouquet, bouquet of scent, our lives spent, as the curtain of winter's kiss, touches my lips with...Read On

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A Blind Man's Dream

I walk the streets Not for money, but a dream. I stand still, and stare, as your face emerges Through the tiny gaps  Between the falling rain. Not a day goes by and Not a night in my dreams. That I do not reach out to touch your lips, Smiling, effortlessly, So close to mine. Perchance to talk, to whisper words, "I want you to be mine." I want your light to burn bright, In my dreams......Read On


A Dear Friend

Simple and sentimental

She appeared tonight as she rarely does, rekindling cherished memories of walking nude along the shore running into and out of the waves, the breeze blowing through her long, strawberry blonde hair, drawing goosebumps on her pale freckled skin, hardening her ruby red nipples. We would run and play together for hours before reality would set in and we would part. Or we would be in her...Read On


Soar Like An Eagle

I soar like an Eagle High above the spectators below Giving them nothing but a simple hello Watching as they look at my regal splendor   I soar like an Eagle Looking for my prey But knowing it is the wrong time of day Hoping beyond hope, you will be online and not hide in shadows like Smiegal   I return each day like a Swallow Having seen a glimpse of your name flicker and not stay...Read On


Once blinded

Today I glimpsed a vision, Of a love beyond my dreams. My eyes, once blinded by her form Did glimpse her conscious stream.   The joy and innocence I saw, Did touch me to the core. The more we spoke, The more I saw, The happier was I. That she could be for me the one The one, that hears my heart.   This angel is not mystical Yet, magical is she She weaves a spell so powerful ...Read On

The Cognac

In the shadows of an orchard's still From the stem of a fluted glass With the effervescence of a Bellini Tasting nectar of your sweet puree And the pomace of your lip's extract As spirits play host in life's reveille In transparency of our intimacy And we making love in chaparrals Through the eyes of a demitasse And the heart of the peach blossom In distillation of the cognac      ...Read On

Of Tea Water

In a condensation of the tea water with a fragrance of pekoe, in evaporation as if a scent, like a landscape of Claude Monet's. As we kiss with love's extract beneath a trellis of the stars, in my poetry of memoirs, my impression of sunrise. The scent lingers, the hour feigns as the moment's pleased, and the brush falters. Now the sunrise on the canvas, the stars fall, the sun rises, and...Read On


The Moon

As I drift off to sleep While the dark orchid falls over the moon Kissing me with his petals In the shadows of dreams  As it's pollen covets my soul   Chilling me beneath my angora  Feeling my soul blooming Searching for the sun  With memories deep within the sea Your voice is calling to me As if the dark orchid captured the moon Holding on to ransom  Will I find my way out of the...Read On

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Found Me Wanting

You measured more than a heart and soon found me wanting. But last night was so different. When we were far past the slow dance that would lead us to this dim room.  Your hand wrapped around me, it was like fiery rivers buried and rushing beneath the earth and a mutual shudder jolted us when you began to squeeze, to stroke hard flesh so vulnerable except when in your hungry grasp. And...Read On


Huckleberry Wine

In huckleberry wine they soared  Serenely and rhapsodically Among the gracefully delectable scents of lavender Tripping in pulchritude laden steps of bliss Singing out melodically trembling notes Spinning stunning arabesques of wonder Sipping ambrosial offerings From the goblets of the gods Touching hands Fingertips Beatific smiles of serenity To the veneration of all future desires ...Read On


The Virgin Queen

Extracts from a fragment of Rahab's Red Book

As pools are deep, So her eyes. As fire is hot, So her touch. As rivers flow, So does she. As the apple and the tree So her and me. As time passes, So the memory lingers. As a virgin intact So we were. As I recall So I smile.  ...Read On


Your Love

Your love is my favorite place to rest  When the day is long and grueling I find solace in your warm embrace  Your hands have captivated me  Sculpted by the gods  Rough yet so firm and gentle Your soothing voice comforts me  Temps me out of my shell of silence  And soothes away my daily burdens I get lost in your deep dark eyes  So many stories behind your loving stare  My favorite...Read On


Endless Summer Nights

endless summer nights are magical

Endless summer nights Stretched out before us Moonlight and summer breezes Danced across our skin Nights of endless passion Lost in the moment Our hearts beat as one Our bodies intertwined Time stood still Our love never-ending Just like the Endless summer nights...Read On


An Ephemeral Love

Oh, such sweet satire! The tease which frames This amorous pyre, Becomes the most precarious of games. And we, now engulfed in the flames, Play along with unchaste desire. And, speedily the moments drip past, With unyielding, passionate decay. Even the words of love seem crass, Till there is nothing left to say. But, these feelings won't go away, And the heart shatters like glass. Then...Read On

Poetic Vicar

As I kiss endlessly, your lips of crimson hue, embellishing. stars fall a distant tiara, with spirits whispering, as sleigh rides are for lovers with mistletoe in tow, bells of blue on snow, with Cupid's arrow in trousseau. And with wonderment of castles in snow with flame aglow, with an apotheosis delivering champagne with candle's flicker, in who's name we kindle love, when...Read On


The Flame

I'm going crazy I'm losing sleep Missing you like crazy Watching the clock Waiting to see your smile Craving your kiss Needing your touch My body aching for you The passion is building You're the flame that ignites my passion You're my heart's desire I'm the passion you crave I'm the flame that Woke up your sleeping soul Our flames burn brighter together  ...Read On