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Happy Anniversary, 14

Updated on December 6, 2011
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

The heat of heart and mind

holds me hard against you,

infuses veins already intoxicated

with the smell of you.

Slaked, but not

I go thirsty

in the sweetness of honey, peppered hot and tingling.

Touched, but not,

I am hungry

for the heat of envelopment

for the pressure of you.

How can so many years together

not end this sweet addiction?

Your fire holds me still

and like a moth,

I am drawn inexorably to you.




copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2011

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi KDee--thank you so much! I am so sorry for your loss of your father--it is always for hard--I am lucky in many respects---looking forward to reading your work--

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      KDee411 5 years ago from Bay Area, California

      I love your poetry, the sweet additions after all those years. Also your reply to EPI, of how your hubby would sit in a garden on a park bench after you die and think of your life together. It really made me cry, hard. I'm always so happy to see old people still in love. I felt for my mom when daddy died too soon. I wanted it for me with all my heart but after 38 years he choose another life.

      You write so very good, long live you both. Later Kay

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you again Drtruthman!

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Very nice. I voted up, beautiful and interesting. A unique and beautiful way of saying Happy Anniversary.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      you're more then welcome!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much thelyricwriter and PDX! Greatly appreciated!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      once again. Fantastic

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Votes up, awesome, and beautiful. You surely have a talent and gift Audrey. Very well done.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Movie Master!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow Audrey! wonderful poetry. voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Tammyswallow and Saddlerider! Greatly appreciated!

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      saddlerider1 5 years ago

      Though you may write in the raw, I see you fully dressed with words from your heart and soul. This is a beautiful piece and verse,

      "for the heat of envelopment

      for the pressure of you."

      A palette of colors that light up in your verse, I am enthralled and moved by your words, they are gifts to all of use here. Bravo, well done.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      You really are one of the best poets I have read on Hub Pages.. What a style. That is one lucky fellow! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Epigramman! Kind words and I am working at it--always trying to become better and to try to reach and move people--anyway, I have felt very welcome here and you are part of the reason why--I want to thank you for that--

      And I would think there is a lot of poetry to be had in the first snow fall--enjoy and stay warm

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ..... a great comment there from a great writer himself, Mister Starr, and yes you are a poet's poet, a writer's writer's - you can do wonderous things just by simply putting these kind of words together like the gift you have ....... lake erie time ontario canada 1:33pm - the first snowfall today and I guess one could find something poetic about that - lol

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you AE!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, Beautiful indeed. I loved it. Thank you..

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank! Greatly appreciated!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey you are a poet in every sense of the word.. I love your style :) Frank

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Eiddwen--I greatly appreciate the read and comments and I hope you enjoy your day as well---

      Audrey

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great poem and thanks for sharing.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Jodi!! I am so happy that you liked it!

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      Jodi Sykes 5 years ago

      You are such a talented Poet....you have a knack for exuding deep feelings in your work...LOVE it!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Hyphenbird--I am so very lucky in some ways! Trying also so see how this is received--I write in more than one voice and sometimes the voice is more raw--

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Whoo, that should get you noticed! Really, it is so lovely when spouses remain attracted and in love so deeply after years together. Very well written and polished.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Mary!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      What a sweet sentiment, Audrey!

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      andsoforth 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I can feel the heat...nice job!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Will!

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      You have a genius for arranging ordinary words into a beautiful bouquet of verse.