Why I Love You - (and want you so)
I observe her jewels closely which have haze,
Thought too soft yet mind's made up where love's prone,
Fearful to offend for soft heart has praise
Inbuilt as most mothers as beauty's shown,
A servant to pleasure yet masters love,
She sins with this poet through pure love's supper.
I observe closely her jewels from above,
Quite clearly then blink, my mind's just glimmer.
Do love the Lady but wonder at plans
Of the Grand Master of Love who hides parts
From my eyes, her eyes too like shifting sands
For surely jewels in hands of hearts - loved hearts
With love light shining have enough beauty?
Then I blink and her love jewels blind fool me!
The next life there's love that's not unlike here -
Tears in my heart's eyes from being near you,
But now it's this life and often my dear
With hollow heart's pain heaven needs review
Except that sweet moments can brought back be
And beauty and harmony can calm fears,
So free to rise up great heights in poetry
And near heaven can nearly make more tears.
The next life there's love that's not unlike now,
Smiles on my heart's face from being near you.
This life's beauty's here and often I vow
Without poetry and your heart heaven's through!
But in the next life there's love and poesy
Not unlike here - we can still lovers be.
Who would lose you in their right mind dear flower? -
No poet would walk away from books of poems,
Nor teacher not read his notes lecture hour -
A card player discard all card packs then?
Every word you say is poetry to me,
My ears hear music and my mind facts find;
Your ideas trump mine but you smile kindly -
Our words dance, our minds spring and our lips mind.
Your petals do steal men's minds - have I two?
One to take, one to revel in mind skilled.
Who would lose diamonds in pretty cloth blue?
Who would discard gold in bright boxes filled?
But I'm glad there are one minded men 'round
Though I'd love to be blinded tonight, lights down.
Let not my 'Yes' seem mean resign not reign
Nor wild wants weak, nor now loud, now soft be.
Look not at the gum tree there but here's grain
To learn how limbs sink and soar, snap maybe;
The winged wind friendly here knows his friend well -
Don't you wish to taste the rain that's his blood? -
Hear near trees say he's more heaven than hell,
At least those whose eyes that don't look for mud.
Come to sunny lands of song, not for long
To learn much from this tree's might day and night.
Should the best grapes to the cellar belong? -
Venture to me, make 'Yes' in your eyes right.
Let all the gum trees here see I'm lucky -
New ground's Paradise, is sound not salty.
Like as the mighty gum tree stands alone
Yet nature preserves his great majesty
Your love accounts for my stature of stone.
River and sun, hearts see their rare beauty
Whereas to the mind of dear earth they're blind.
My rock solid strength comes from within you;
When winds blow you're gentle, my strengths you bind -
I grow as you give thoughts hard and soft new
And follow down into your warmest depths;
A mighty gum tree to last hundreds of years.
River and sun's smiles make men dance steps -
Why not your earth mind give sap to our peers?
I'll never rise so tall to want to move;
I'm foolish without your clever warm love!
That poem penned last night was wrong, was flawed,
Wanting poetic effect, teasing truth -
All night long with you, all my days - heart soared
Want! would die without, would trade for left youth,
Would forgo Eastern ways of love for West,
Cast my whims to the wind for real loving;
For your tremble rather than poet's blunt quest.
Oh forgive my selfish flesh thought's wording -
All I really want and need's seed flowers' blooms -
Let hands who wish to pick, envy bright eyes
Unless it's your wish, your longing for tunes -
Movement not stagnant stillness to make wise.
That poem penned last night was wrong, was flawed -
Best poetry's where blunt pen's a thoughtful sword.
If my dear love were with me half tonight
It might complete an half-baked plan I've hatched
For full romance, with some it seems, half right -
Joined with firm join, still as still ponds, be latched.
No fun the young would say, yet for long hours
In her grip poesy plunges through birth
And the poet murmurs of rocks, rivers, flowers -
Asks his sweet love to smooth the mountain's girth
While he picks fruit in Paradise for her
And wets the lone stump which shoots fast fresh leaves,
Finds checks and stops that deep pleasure pilfer,
Plucks the sweetest rose that's kept for love that frees.
Yes! if my love were with me half tonight,
Songs I would sing fit for sweet thrust's full might.
As though dealt cards were stacked in one's favour
My sweet heart's humming, happy that I'm near
And should be thinking, say blokes gone bitter
'Life's too full for me, too rare, like free beer
Too much, the day's too dreamy - where's the crash?'
Yet her beauty shines on, she walks feet bare,
Her long hair hides her shapely neck - eyes flash -
With waist for holding, lips kissing, to dare.
If its what I'm doing, I'll do lots more.
I think its because I love her dearly
And her love takes it and richly moulds poor
So my heart's humming, happy she wants me.
As though dealt cards are stacked in one's favour
I smile not cockily but smile on her.
Since sterling silver, nor crystal, nor light
But my tender heart time travels to you
Though silver ring's stars and cresent moons might
And candlelight lights crystal with this in view
So heart consents ring to be crown not earned
And crystal to be crown's diamond not seen
As fond heart becomes elf to dance as yearned
On your pillow soft to earn a sweet dream
If heart danced in a ring without light's sight
So crystal caught your heart glows for the crown
To allow small heart grow from elf to Knight
Who'd wake you and earn smile's power over frown.
May this magic have might so tonight find
More than a dream - not earned but your heart's mine!
You were here black-n-yellow honey eater,
The spirit of love trapped in the laundry
And I freed you from the pane your captor?
Felt your heart beat and pleasure being free.
'Dear God if you love birds reward me now
More than I would my sons for such freeing.'
Marvels of love flowed over me that hour -
How great of honey eaters' God's loving!
'Dear God show your pleasure of the love between
Poet and his love to be even greater -
Overwhelm her more than she's ever been -
Her poetry will sing Your praises better.'
Black-n-yellow honey eater I love you,
Oh your heart beat told me you love me too!
I never thought that twice read did your heart
Save words of mine that fain not depth with light;
I found your mind never swerved from your chart
But urge you read thrice thought that springs from plight
That light tempts looking not in secret springs;
Look once at towers and temples, look thrice here
Where love the future heightens, deep love sings
As Poet's heart flings itself from far to near.
My words, the thought of time are slow, down deep
For your heart right down to your tender feet
Free to rest, free as air, no need to weep -
Few caused sad tears don't sweeten with love sweet.
I never thought that twice read did your heart
And dared that thrice or more would our love start.
Though full of love and wonder to behold
As princes on whom moonlight's poured yet moan
I have it all - thought after thought of gold,
Your heart, your smile but kissing's joy's not sown.
Dark shapes and shadows of my mind plead
For kisses from your lips to chase them south
''Cross mighty mountains to caves where in greed
There's more fun than this Poet's often sweet mouth
Where sweet sounds sometimes always sweep us out.
Kiss the Poet, let him walk the waves of sleep'
They say whose viewless sorrow places doubt
On rights to wallow long to earn their keep.
Yes a Prince I'd be without moans if kissed -
A Poet Prince, no shadow of a doubt - blissed!
By David A. Doolan
© 2019 David A. Doolan
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