Romance

Romance Blooms 2

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Sweet sentiments expressed here, but too many variations on one single theme.

Synopsis

Romance and poetry go hand in hand. They both have rhythm and rhyme that sings to the soul. "Romance Blooms Bk 2" has this combination. The poems are short and sweet providing the reader with the delicious delicacy of love and poetry that will sweep you off of your feet.

Some of the titles are:

Bedazzled
Love's First Spell
Sweet Wine

Come and imbibe to your heart's content,

This book consists of love poems, some of them inspired by the Song of Songs, ascribed to King Solomon. Certainly this was a good influence, but sadly to say, the vast majority of these poems lack the soaring imagery, rich vocabulary, and the richness of the story it tells.

    And therein lies the gist of it. While reading these poems, I was unclear about if it was the same couple of lovers or different pairs. In other words, I had trouble discerning the voice of the speaker. One poem mentioned a specific name. The poems are arranged alphabetically, which is very unusual. A better way might to have been arranging them by category, such as : poems about someone else, poems about another couple, poems about the poet herself, and so on.

    The verses are short, and not all that developed poetically. As an example:


  'Swinging in the Air'       

               

The swing below the oak

 was big enough for two.

 So they sat upon it

and swung beneath the moon.


The swing knew their hearts

and was glad they were there.

two of them in love,

while swinging in the air


  Sweet thoughts indeed, but erratic rhyme schemes destroy the otherwise pleasant mood.

   Sometimes it works:

   Sing a Song


 Oh, the joy I feel,

resting in your arms,

 as you lovingly

 sing me a song.


A song of caring

 A song of love

 A song of giving

 A song of us


Were it not for you,

my heart would e’er be,

looking for love,

aimlessly.


   That is a successful poem. There could have been more of them, had there been some variation among them. There is a audience for this type of poetry, but there are many poetry books like this out there. I would urge the poet to immerse herself in poetry, perhaps again in the Song of Songs, and have at it again!

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I am a published poet with four books out there of my own, and two in collaboration with artist Carol Worthington-Levy. Additionally I have drafts of a novel and one short story in the process of being sent out.

Synopsis

Romance and poetry go hand in hand. They both have rhythm and rhyme that sings to the soul. "Romance Blooms Bk 2" has this combination. The poems are short and sweet providing the reader with the delicious delicacy of love and poetry that will sweep you off of your feet.

Some of the titles are:

Bedazzled
Love's First Spell
Sweet Wine

Come and imbibe to your heart's content,

Romance Blooms 2

A Magic Tap

The sun sank low and the dusk stole in.

The fairies danced

and the whippoorwill sang.

He held her hand as they walked the trail,

twas so enchanting it seemed not real.

The fairies tapped their wands on them.

Twas a magic tap and the magic began.

The two did sparkle. The two did dance.

Twas the beginning of a magic romance.



A Pretty Sight

Let us sit beneath the moon

and gaze upon the stars.

They twinkle in the night,

as though they’re only ours.

Naught else could be so pretty,

as the glimmer in the night;

save the view I have of you,

for you’re a pretty sight.


A Shelter

The gentle snow became

something of a blizzard.

She was very glad

That he was with her

.

They found a shelter

in a cabin nearby.

Since no one was home,

they dared go inside.

.

As the blizzard flared,

they sat a bit closer.

The fire that they’d built

made the room cozier.

.

What they, both, enjoyed

was the warmth that they shared.

Though the blizzard raged

they no longer cared



As the Music Plays

As the music plays,

I look deep into your eyes.

I see myself in them,

with a love I cannot hide.

.

I, too, can see myself

in your eyes of blue.

It is a happy me,

that knows you love me, too.

.

It’s been many a year

since you told me, you’d be mine.

Each year is sweeter

than the one that’s left behind.


Bedazzled

There was a maiden, oh so fair,

but she was locked away.

Punished for her innocence,

she thought she’d ever stay.

.

Then one day, a prince did come,

who heard of her despair.

He thought to go and talk with her,

so went to see her there.

.

Her beauty so bedazzled him

that he could hardly speak.

She told him of the many lies.

He felt she was guilt free.

.

The prince did plead his case for her.

The judge was then persuaded.

He gently took her by the hand

and they were prince and maiden.


For Forever

She was from the North side

and he from the South.

They were told to be foes,

but their love won out.

.

Their families knew not

of their secret love.

They wouldn’t understand

what their love was made of.

.

But her father saw

the two of them together

and he forbade her

to see him for forever.

.

The two of them pledged

to never say “goodbye”.

They chose to do the opposite,

as husband and as wife.


Music on the Wind

Music on the wind

endearing with its sound,

drew her closer to it

as it did resound.

.

She looked and saw

the violin he held.

His touch upon the strings,

the joy of it, she felt.

.

She danced upon the wind

as, the violin, he played.

The two were enraptured

by the music of the day.



 



About the author

Writing poetry is my favorite past time. I've written and published 7 books. They are all poetry laden. My poems are short and inventive being designed to bring joy to the reader. In a poem, one can experience anything that the mind can think of. There is no end to what can be imagined. Enjoy! view profile

Published on January 30, 2021

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Genre: Romance

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