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~~~ Demure ~~~

Updated on March 9, 2016

~ Demure ~



Apple mists bear winter’s blow,

Chic windswept fringe, whorled moue, aglow;

Thy pixie queen in princess clothes,

Swathed innocence, of my Tudor rose.


Lush coronet, of garland grace,

Bestows enobled, auric face;

Braided leaves crest brow, nix sorrel,

Wreathed Goldilocks, dons chaplet laurel.


Cupid’s revenant faerie sprite,

Accompany thee through rebel night;

Charred moonlit boughs of silvery birch,

Reign down, afore thine hallowed *church.


Toffee lips of pyrrhous red,

Hushed doors bond words of love unsaid;

Yoicks, caesious eyne sheaths heart, enfolding,

Enthrones guised sanctuary of thy beholding.



THE END


N.B. - UPDATE

* church; this word is of pagan origin.

The Greek word "ecclesia" is correctly defined as: "The called-out (ones)" [ECC = out; KALEO = call]. “called out ones” who are a congregation, group or assembly.

( Cited from ) http://www.aggressivechristianity.net/articles/ecclesia.htm

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      RQ,

      You must be surrounded by beautiful women. Smiles. It is as if you should start your own perfume line for your titles are always poetically intoxicating. Your verse is a journey filled with romance and intrigue.

      Lovely as always. Voted Up per usual.

      Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week,

      Kim

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      It is always a delight to read your poems.

      Very prettily done. (don't know if prettily is a word, but there you have it.) :)

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Loved it! Voted it up! :D

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Kim!

      Lol! I trust you are feeling good today, ' eau-de-Kim ', for there is always a pleasant fragrance suspended after you have alighted. I'm glad you enjoyed this short foray into the mystery of amore, and thank you for your always uplifting and positive critique - really appreciate it, and you.

      With Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi there Flash,

      I sincerely hope that your head cold is abating( they are horrible ), and that you are getting the sufficient rest you need to enjoy some of your day.That is very kind of you, and thank you :)

      Warm Regards,

      Dr. Romeo ;)

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Wetnosedogs!

      Thanks a million, and yes, ' prettily ' is definitely a word ( an informal adverb I think is the technical term yawnnnn lol! )

      Sending best wishes to my cynophilist friend and a hearty stroke to the hairy crew.

      Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Unfortunately, I'm starting to get more symptoms, R.Q. I"m beginning to sneeze and wheeze along with a runny nose. Despite it all, I don't feel like complete crap yet. LOL! I'm definitely going to hit the sack tonight.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      I'm sorry to hear that Flash - looks like more paracetemol, fluids, electric blanket and an early night then. If I was there I'd tuck you in and waft a large feather over you whilst you slept :)

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Romeos,

      I apologize for my lateness in commenting here to your most enchanting poetry for all time and with the lovely photos of women who seem to capture that essence of demure.

      Seems I am a bit under the weather this day myself, but after a good day of rest and such, I believe I will be back up to my norm soon.

      I saw a glimpse of your profile, getting to this lovely poem, and love how you worded the fact of your poetry being published in so many "real" books : ) and I understand exactly to what you are referring.

      It is obvious in your writing, you are a man who admires God's beautiful creation ...the woman.

      You are a poet extraordinaire, like no other around these parts, and that is a good thing! Thank you, once again, for sharing in your beautiful gift with us all here in HP Town.

      Up and more and sharing

      (((Hugs)))

      Faith Reaper

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      My compliments. A true bard (ladies look out). thank you

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      My favorite phrases from this one are "pixie queen in princess clothes" and "toffee lips." I'll look up "auric face." So much well-deserved esteem for the woman. Thank you, on behalf of all.

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      Fehl Dungo 3 years ago from close to you...

      This is so beautiful. Like an angel speaking...

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      Once again beautiful poem and great words

      beautiful pictures

      Blessings

      Laurie

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      Writer Chuck 3 years ago

      Your eye for beauty is unmatched. Your talent for expressing language fitting the subject is matchless. Good write.

      Chuck

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      Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      "Wreathed goldilocks, dons chaplet laurel..." absolutely exquisite, these unique poems and the awesome accompanying pictures. Your username is so appropriate ....you ARE a "Romeo" and I cannot picture you writing with anything else but a quill! Voted up and beautiful. Your unique way of putting together these phenomenal descriptions is a wonderful God-given gift. God bless you real good Sparklea :)

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dear Faith,

      Please....certainly no apologies necessary dear heart, for it is always a privilege to have you pay a virtual visit here and I never take them for granted because they are as special as their visitor.

      I'm sorry to hear you have been unwell of late and have been thinking about your below par condition over the last couple of days and can only pray that you are feeling a little better within yourself now.

      Indeed, God did create a masterpiece when he made woman and her charms always captivate, though sometimes there seems to be a fine line by not going overboard and leaving oneself open to temptation which happens all too easily these days, and is sometimes very difficult not to fall into, but therin lies the battle for every man, I'll wager, who wants to live in the light and not to be obsessively drawn towards the darkness.

      Thank you so much for your sharing kindness which shines through your wonderful comments, and it is a pleasure to share also.

      Get Well Soon precious Faith,

      Warmest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Lol! Thanks Mhatter99, and you're welcome.

      All The Best,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dear Ms Dora,

      That's good to hear that certain parts appealed to you, and it's always a blessing when you come over to leave your assorted package of interesting and uplifting remarks, so thank you for that.

      Enjoy a marvellous evening,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi blaise25,

      I hope you are doing well, and thank you for the mega comment, but I'm still a man, and thank God for being given the opportunity to write here, and whom makes it all possible.

      Have a great night, and happy that you enjoyed.

      With Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hiyah Laurie,

      Much obliged to have you fly by and glad that you liked the verse. I trust everything is going well at your end, and send best wishes to you for a lovely evening.

      Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hello Chuck,

      It's good to hear from you and hope that you and the wife are in fine fettle today and enjoying life.That's is superbly kind of you to say such amazing things here ( do you prefer cash or cheque? lol! ) Thanks a million.

      All The Best,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dear Sparklea,

      What a pleasure it is to see your wonderfully smiling face here this evening - your lovely face seems to breathe a magnetic, honest integrity wrapped in a simple joy, which is very refreshing.

      So pleased that you enjoyed this write, as it is always difficult to offer something which everyone might enjoy, but it is enough if even one fabulous virtual resident at HP likes part of what is on offer.

      Certainly hope that you and your family are well this eve, and that you have some good news in relation to your feline friend. Thank you so much for your blessings which I happily return with interest. :)

      With Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much dear Romeos for your concern. I am back with the living this day!

      Yes, when God created woman with all her charms ... I am sure it is so very difficult for a man to keep his composure about him when one so beautiful walks right in his path. We must be mindful that charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting and true beauty is found in the heart, and from out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks, which is a subject I am about to address when I publish ... on this very issue.

      Have a lovely evening with your visions of loveliness continuing to dance in your head as you sleep.

      Hugs,

      Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      So happy to hear you're on the up and up dear Faith, and thank you, as always, for stopping by for a read - very much appreciated.

      Yes, beauty is fleeting, but it commands so much of a man's life, seemingly out of all proportion to many other qualities, and happenings going on in his existence, yet there is seldom regret for having beheld it, even if only for a minute. Beauty of the heart......now therein lies a treasure beyond all, and enjoy reading your Hub which embraced such issue.

      Thank you for your amazing remarks, and delicious sentiments, and look forward to more of your thoughtful poetic verse which the future may be holding for you.

      With Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      deergha 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      R Q

      Its really amazing the way your weave your words in the poetic exclusiveness. Loved reading....loved feeling ....loved flowing with this wonderful poem. Thank you. Votes up and shared as well.

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      extremely beautiful poem, so lovely so heart touching, thanks for sharing all such romantic and so intoxicating poetic expression, just don't find words to show my appreciation indeed, really amazing and superb, million blessings ahead dear!

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanks again Deergha for your generosity. Looking forward to your next piece of writing, and happy you liked the read.

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi passionate77,

      Many thanks for flying by and dropping a love bomb of mind-blowing commentary. It's always nice to hear from new readers and I will look at your work as soon as I can - your biography is very pleasant, and you are so splendid to leave such blessings, which I'd like to return soon.

      Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      David Charles 3 years ago from New York

      Amazing quill, simply amazing, i would have to look up most of these words but I do believe that if you lost a few brain cells you would be on the cover of Rolling Stones for the greatest lyricist in history man. I don't follow the comments but I will make more later its cigarette and break time.

      Your friend,

      Karl

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      @foemeno ( Karl ),

      Lol! I don't intend losing any more brain cells than I have to, as you put it; thanks for the compliment, but I think I wouldn't ' fit in ' with the clones and drones, but a nice idea.

      Take it easy,

      R.Q.

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Your poetry is so unique. I have never read anything like it before. Your words create beautiful images again of a time long past. Beautiful rememberings.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Suzettenaples,

      Thank you for your uplifting critique, and sending best wishes to you and your family for a Merry Christmas.

      With Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Brenda Thornlow 3 years ago from New York

      Beautiful!

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Bk42author,

      I trust you are well! Thank you for your wonderful, concise reportage.

      Have a lovely evening,

      Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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