Love Without Guise

The clock face moves, I see it's quarter to you

Across the time zone, day to night is askew

Same moon orbits the earth counterclockwise

Earth tilts and it moves us to love without guise

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Distance the miles that cannot subdue

Union of the lovers that cement this coup

The sky lights blaze hot with no disguise

Earth tilts and it moves us to love without guise

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Words on a wing through clouds pass through

Teleport on a tightrope in skies of dark blue

Feel the dance of passion in loves wild eyes

Earth tilts and it moves us to love without guise

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Kiss my lips that savor the strong dark brew

Stars allign the configuration we construe

I'll meet you halfway for love's grand prize

Earth tilts and it moves us to love without guise

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Dreams and moments and wishes come true

Constellation of stars announce the debut

Ecstatic in the face of destinies surprise

Earth tilts and it moves us to love without guise

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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"Feel the dance of passion in loves wild eyes

Earth tilts and it moves us to love without guise."

I just loved this! Well done.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Why, thank you, Genna. I so appreciate your comments.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Amy, You captured me with the first lines: "The clock face moves, I see it's quarter to you." So beautiful, so creative, so lovely. And the Carole King video complements it beautifully. Thank you!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, drbj, for your words, gifts, telling me what you saw that moved you. I appreciate your attention, as always, my friend.


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No_Clue 5 years ago

Amy, this is just superb poetry in my book! Every word! I love yout imagery, the intensity of emotion, the repetition, even your message of "love without guise"... a really beautiful piece!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear No_Clue, thank you so much for your words. I had fun creating this one. In the proper frame of mind, I reckon. Each descriptive word you sent me is what I was thinking about, after the subject of course, in achieving creative expression, a uniqueness in imagrey for this piece. Someday, I want to compose a piece...

I'll leave the rest to the imagination. Is it that way for you, No_Clue? As a poet, do you write the piece or, as I've heard others say, it writes itself? I have great fun after the inspiration for a piece, in the creative writing of it, but I do work it. Again, thank you.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

I had to read this one a couple of times. I love it! Genna and I agree that is an exceptional line. I just hope the poem is true. Perfect video.

Up and awesome.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Fay, you always touch my heart. And, everytime I am lucky enough to see Genna visit, too, I always think of you! I don't know why make a "flash" of connection. Maybe it's simply the fact of two beautiful ladies, both excellent writers and very supportive of my efforts showing up on my page simultaneously. It feels like a party!

I had a great time conjuring, constructing, configuring, and convoluting ideas into words to paint the picture. Thank you for allowing me to analyze, revisit and describe the pleasure of creating this piece, Fay.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

I am captivated by your words. Up and awesome, up and beautiful.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Amy, this is so beautifully written, so gorgeously constructed - Your powerful words are beyond parallel. Awesome, beautiful and I think we need some new buttons, folks!

I couldn't help commenting in verse ( forgive me!):

'Words sing and dance like raindrops on roofs

Clip-clapping on cobbles like horses hooves

The Dictionary drips with passion in your eyes

As I read your beautiful ‘Love without guise’

Each line evokes such emotions new

All the worlds a palette to your painters view

Such powerful lines that take me to new highs

As I read your beautiful ‘love without guise’'

Mohan


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

breakfastpop, thank you, a little toast to go with your breakfast coffee!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Mohan, Your powerful words are so uplifting and a source of great inspiration. The first two lines of your poetry here are to die for...I love the imagrey in "Clip-clapping on cobbles like horses hooves". It conjures not only the picture, but sound. The line is one so perfect, it deserves a piece constructed around it. And, "All the worlds a palette to your painters view" makes me sigh. I hope to see these lines in a poem by you. I'll be watching for that someday. You grace me with your artistry and I thank you.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

breakfastpop, may I qualify on the toast...not dry, but French!


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

I can feel the love in this one. As love ought to be, without guise and without games, just plain, pure love unfettered. Great poem about love, a subject we all love.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Amy, consider it done.. I think its a great idea to do a poem with those two lines as a start... I'm on it.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear BobbiRant, Yes, in this whole big, busy world, filled with injustices, pain and man's inhumanity, the one universal redemption is love. It sustains, raises us up, gives us hope, makes us kinder and better to one another...the ultimate "pay it forward".


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Love it! The stanza

Words on a wing through clouds pass through

Teleport on a tightrope in skies of dark blue

Feel the dance of passion in loves wild eyes

Express's tons. A Love that "Just Is"

If our roots were closer together geographically, our branches may entwine and then you just might come live in my place... even for a while.

I enjoy YOU through your writing! Thanks for the Dance!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

And I, too, enjoy you, Neil. There is nothing less in a connection through words. In many ways, I believe it is more. When it is the sum, each word is important, relevant and powerful. Through the wires, and photos, finding a connection is highly possible and immensely intense, profound and life altering. And, yes, one never knows where life will lead us...and that is so exciting! Your ability to connect is no surprise to me. I know you are an adventurer, a free spirit with an optomistic outlook and a compassionate soul. The pleasure is all mine, Neil. I'm glad our paths have crossed.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Beautiful, of course, but things this good call for the reader to have some refinement of which I have very little. I'm still impressed with the great ones like "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. old humpty had a great fall"

You know I love your work kid, and I'm glad you're back in the saddle.

jim


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Don't deny your level of sophistication, Jim. You got it! Thanks for the kind words, handsome!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

I could have used some of that "love without guise" a few years back...your words ring so true! WB


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Awwwwww, Wayne, I hear ya...I think it's rare, unfortunately...maybe not though, as it seems that it is well understood and for that there must be the experience. Thank you for stopping by and your comment, which is thought provoking in itself.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

"I'll meet you halfway for love's grand prize"; I love this! Nothing grander than two passionate lovers in embrace. Thank you for sharing.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Augustine, I agree 100%, and thank you for your grand prize comments. I always look forward to your visits.


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Love this poem. Your words moved me and I so enjoyed it.

I truly appreciate your talent.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you so much, toknowinfo. It gives me great pleasure to write something that is enjoyed or better yet, moves you. I appreciate your visit and your comments very much.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well you craft words like Rodin sculpts ....and another talent you've always had Miss Amy are your in-depth and perceptive comments to others - as you always take the time to justify and explain yourself properly in any commentary you make to others - except (ironically) to me when you just left me a one word comment - lol - speechless! (well okay - hawt - that makes two) ..... either I'm that good or when it comes to my writing - words just escape you - lol lol lol - like they always escape me - UNLESS I'm here at Miss Amy's hubs and then they come spilling over like some kind of verbal waterfall - and you just can't shut me up!!!! Again, you are a master at poetic wordplay and it's good to see you back at it!!!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, master of words of imagrey, I am at a loss for words because you put me in a category such as "like Rodan sculpts". Who would not be rendered speechless at that? I hope someday to come up the ladder to half that status. There is no one that would ever want the great epigramman to ever "shut up". Your encouragement and support inspires everyone you reach to aspire to your poetic words. Thank you, Colin.


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

Your views from personal to earth's rotation puts me in orbit. Love without guise is the grand design. Thanks.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Gerry. I always appreciate your visits and comments. When you have time, I'd like for you to see my artwork in "The Old Man" and "Tell me your Secrets".


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

Been to secrets and left you a verse.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Gerry. As always


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Very beautiful and I love that Carol King too. Thank you ma'am!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thanks, Micky, you sure are a music lover! You always notice it! I like Carol King, too.


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Had to have a re-read -

Distance the miles that cannot subdue

Union of the lovers that cement this coup

So true - limitless, timeless and no boundaries.

A Love that JUST IS .... overcomes time and space.

Beautiful


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Neil, be careful. I could get use to all this attention. I love that you came back. That is the greatest compliment I've ever received and I thank you, my beautiful friend.


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Hi Amy, the distance and time of love--lovely and impassioned. It reminds me of something Keats said in a letter to his Fanny: "I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."

Talk about a rendezvous! =:)


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Winsome, I'm so happy to see you here! I understand Keats statement...and agree. Unforgettable and without regrets...ever. Some things don't have to last 50-years as the moments last forever.

Thank you for your thought provoking comment. It is beautiful.

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