Genesis, a Poem

I remember falling into your eyes
We were talking
The light dancing in the deep blues and greens
I remember watching the curve of your lips
The soft contours
The beginnings of a smile
Where the lines of your mouth joined
There was a moment when my casual glance
Became more than sight
More than details
When the shape of your chin
The way your hair framed your cheek
The thoughtfulness of your brow
The way you held your head when you spoke
The laugh in your voice
When the whole of you
Touched the whole of me
And my mind danced with you
My eyes took you in
Drank of you
The dangling of your foot as you sat
The shape of you as you reached for my hand
You were telling my fortune
When somewhere in the vaults of my heart
That is what you became

©Winsome Publishing 2011, All rights reserved

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chrisam01 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

Beautiful description! Voted up!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

All of the parts that make up love and a beloved are here. And I am thrilled to not read the word soul. Excellent work.


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shampa sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Voted up and awesome!

It is a lovely romantic poem. Description is vivid. I really loved it.


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alahiker28 5 years ago from the Deep South

Very beautiful, Winsome. Voted up!


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

This was so endearing. A perfect read, setting up warm thoughts for the holiday weekend.


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Thank you all for making my day. Chris I'm glad the description pleased you and Shampa.

Hyphenbird I value your insight, happy you approve.

Hillary, may all your thoughts be warm and cozy this weekend.

A very lovely holiday to you all! =:)


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

Oh, my...so romantic. Its amazing how we can capture every small detail of another person when we are so mesmerized with the tiniest movement, twitch, glance. I loved reading this, it made me smile inside.


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fi fi 5 years ago from Niagara, Canada

Great sentiment :)


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi Ardie, I am very happy it made you smile. Love makes aficionados of us all. One of the most moving descriptions is Romeo saying "Oh to be a glove on that hand.." =:)


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Fifi, how nice to see you again. Thank you for the kind words. =:)


Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

My sister is actually named Genesis.


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hmmm, very interesting. =:)


september girl 5 years ago

Beautifully written! I loved it anyway. So refined a description of the one you obviously love and admire. : ) Voted up for sure and awesome!


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi SG, thank you for the sweet words. You girls make it so easy to fall in love. Just keep

it up, whatever it is you're doing. =: )


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Cris A 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Just the way I remember your poetry to be. Yes, it almost always starts with the eyes, or a smile. :D


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Winsome 4 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Chris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So good to hear from you. I have missed you and the magic in your words. I apologize for not being more vigilant--

"three hundred and sixty four

days is an eternity

still i stay unfound"

Consider yourself found.

Unhinged

Topsy turvey

Not even the courtesy of being adrift

Past the expiration date

I'm eating fries with Heinz ketchup

From a bottle that's half plant

If they can do that

Anything is possible

I have seen plenty of damage done

With spent fireworks

And masterpieces painted in prison cells

With stale coffee

Keep your ears

Even an upside down star is enough

For the most glorious

Starry starry nights

Peace my friend =:)


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Cris A 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I don't ask for vigilance from my friends, I only ask that they don't forget. (Haha) And what wordsmithing, and spontaneously, too! How cool is that?


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I really like this...I really liked it two weeks ago, but somehow didn't leave a comment as I meant too. Wonderful juxtaposition and twist in the last few lines. Very nice. Happy New Year! :)


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Winsome 4 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

You are so kind Theresa, there is the conscious mind and then there is the creative mind. The latter takes from the former (and the subconscious) the things it needs to create with little regard for our conscious sensibilities.

As in the Biblical account of Genesis, everything was without form and void and then words come forth and created and somehow...it was good. I had no idea where this poem was going until it was finished. Whatever Bohemian poet lives inside my mind with his beret askew, sipping his espresso has a way with words, and my left brain can only sit back and wonder.

Thank you so much for the visit. =:)


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Ana Louis 4 years ago from Louisiana

This is not just a poem, but a beautiful painting. Takes my breath.


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Winsome 4 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi Ana, I like your new avatar, it's a good representation of your zest for life.

What a nice comment--a painting. I like it. It's one way to cram a thousand words into a short poem. Glad you liked it. =:)


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Winsome, this is our first meeting...the first of many I pray.

I am just a "newbie" here at Hubpages and have been playing around with poetry a little myself, but I know a great poem when I read one, and you, sir, know how to deliver the goods! :0)

Voted up and awesome!!!

Best wishes and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer


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Winsome 4 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hey CJ, I've been off reading your articles and completely forgot what sent me there. Thank you so much for the warm comment. I'm looking forward to swapping word fun with you. =:)


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alahiker28 4 years ago from the Deep South

Awesome, especially the ending. Voted up.


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Winsome 4 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Thank you AH, I value your opinion and am happy you enjoyed it. =: )

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