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Genesis, a Poem

Updated on November 22, 2011

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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    • Winsome profile imageAUTHOR

      Winsome 

      6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

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

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      Vicki Parker 

      6 years ago from the Deep South

      Awesome, especially the ending. Voted up.

    • Winsome profile imageAUTHOR

      Winsome 

      6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      CJ Sledgehammer 

      6 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

    • Winsome profile imageAUTHOR

      Winsome 

      6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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. =:)

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      Ana Louis 

      6 years ago

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

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      Winsome 

      6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      Theresa Ast 

      6 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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      Cris A 

      6 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?

    • Winsome profile imageAUTHOR

      Winsome 

      6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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 

      6 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 

      6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      september girl 

      6 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!

    • Winsome profile imageAUTHOR

      Winsome 

      6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Hmmm, very interesting. =:)

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      Phoebe Pike 

      6 years ago

      My sister is actually named Genesis.

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      Winsome 

      6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

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

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      Winsome 

      6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      fi fi 

      6 years ago from Niagara, Canada

      Great sentiment :)

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      Sondra 

      6 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.

    • Winsome profile imageAUTHOR

      Winsome 

      6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      Hillary 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

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

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      Vicki Parker 

      6 years ago from the Deep South

      Very beautiful, Winsome. Voted up!

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      6 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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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 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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      chrisam01 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

      Beautiful description! Voted up!

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