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Love at 59

Updated on January 27, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Sometimes, love is lucky
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i wanted to drink in your potency,

a measure of heat

blazing in subcutaneous tissue,

a swelling in my abdominal wall

finding its way toward you

in the exotic blend of cacophonous snorts and grunts

that comprise

the symphony of our nighttime environs--

a denouement of love

that stops short of tales told

of princes and dewy cheeks and such.

It is enough now

that you take the time

to cook dinner

as i fall into this poem,

a glass of wine and your scent

filling the bed

like a mosquito net of love.



Copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015


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      Audrey Howitt 

      22 months ago from California

      Thank you Romanian

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      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you Deborah!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you Anna Haven!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you Thelma!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you Cris SP!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you Patricia!!!

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      Patricia Scott 

      2 years ago from sunny Florida

      A symphony of love....what joy this must bring you both. Angels are on the way

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Mary!! Actually, it is my husband who is so adorable!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Cornelia!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you drbj! Miss you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank! I appreciate your kind words!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you AliciaC!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Chitrangada!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Hi Kim! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you btrbell!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you timelesstraveler!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Patricia!!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Ed!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      It is always um a pleasure Flourish! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Linda!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Sometimes we are just lucky--what a wonderful way of putting it pstraubie48!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Hi Perspycacious! Thank you for reading this one! I am terrible about getting to comments and am trying to get better at it! Hope you are well!!

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      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Nice to come back to your comment after doing my latest. Thanks for the glimpse.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you peachpurple!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Mike!

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      Thelma Alberts 

      3 years ago from Germany

      WOW! "Love is in the air." Great poem. Thanks for educating me some words that I have never heard before like " cacophonous" and "denouement". I had to google them. Well done!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Perspycacious! My husband is a church organist and choir director--I often sing as he plays- As we are getting ready for the Easter season, I suspect that some Handel will make its way into one of the services---I am working on "I know that My Redeemer Liveth" and "If Good is For Us" from the Messiah right now for him--I am perhaps more of a heathen than he is--in fact, I know I am--but it is a joy to make music with him---

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Audrey,

      It seems he must also be lovable.

      We say that "no couple is far apart, if they are holding hands."

      Do you pray and worship together, too? That always adds to the cohesiveness, and willingness to sacrifice for the mate.

      100% + 100% always has to equal 200% even at times when for any reason half the couple can only manage a 75% share for the time being.

      Another saying we value is "Nobody every lost their shirt when their sleeves were rolled up!" Doing whatever it takes to keep a 200% marriage is one key to success.

      I suspect you are both managing one together.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you tillsontitan! My husband is truly adorable!!!!

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      Mary Craig 

      3 years ago from New York

      Do you mind if I call this poem "adorable"? It was the word that came to mind as I read on...a great experience whether date or hubbie.

      Voted up, funny, and awesome.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      How blessed we are that loves sweet rhapsody has no expiration date :D

      Angels are on the way to you today ps

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur! Thank you Cornelia!! Hi Deborah!! Thank you!!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      A wonderful birthday present! Beautiful lovely poem!

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      Korneliya Yonkova 

      3 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Stunning poem again, Audrey! There is no age for the true sweet love. It is eternal. :)

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      Deborah Neyens 

      3 years ago from Iowa

      Love it! It really captures the essence of a true love that has matured. Well done.

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      ahorseback 

      3 years ago

      I wonder , is it that some hearts can fall in love day after day after day !

      Happy birthday , you earned that !

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      Judy Specht 

      3 years ago from California

      Splendid poem. We are dead before we are too old for love. Cheers!

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Audrey

      Your unique style creates images that will long be remembered.

      You had me at 'I wanted to drink in your potency...' O yes, I have felt that way...

      What a lovely gift from hubby and happy birthday, belatedly Angels are on the way to you today ps

      Voted up and shared

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      Nicu 

      3 years ago from Oradea, Romania

      Your poem it's beautiful, I'm happy to read it.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading it alison!

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      Alison Monroe 

      3 years ago

      Thanks for writing this.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      Very impressive. I love the imagery. Hope your birthday was every bit as um, pleasing as the poem suggests it was. ;-)

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your poem contains some very interesting imagery, Audrey! I love the fact that your poems are so unique. You have a wonderful way of looking at the world.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Audrey,

      What can I say? Justice to this poem here is written inside; it is simply this ..... Silence.

      Yet I would say astounding, excellently crafted; carrying the portals of many lanterns while reaching the pinnacle of beauty supreme!

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Some men enjoy cooking, but fall out of the habit .

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Birthday! I'm thinking you had a memorable celebration! :)

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      Anna Haven 

      3 years ago from Scotland

      Happy birthday. Nicely done.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      So appropriate for the age 59..." a denouement of love that stops short. . ." I got so caught up, I applauded at the end. Really beautiful!

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      ocfireflies 

      3 years ago from North Carolina

      chill bumps--another to add to my favorites list

      Happy New Year!

      Kim

      V+~

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      Randi Benlulu 

      3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Wow! Great poem! You have an amazing way with words!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey you are a modern day amazing poet..bless you

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey you are a modern day amazing poet..bless you

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      How sweet!

      Lovely poem and I loved those last lines. Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day.

      Voted up and shared on HP!

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      deergha 

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

      Happy birthday and a very original idea for a poem. Keep it up. Stay blessed always. Voted up and sharing.

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      happy birthday, i like it when you mentioned you take your time to cook dinner

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh, how lovely and very original! Happy Birthday!

      Love from the sky~

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      mckbirdbks 

      3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Happy Birthday!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      3 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful Audrey, I hope you had a Happy Birthday! Jamie

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      He must do much right....happy birthday.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Marsha!!

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      MarshaMusselman1 

      3 years ago

      Sweet ode to your husband and your relationship together. I've lost some of that savour and it was missing already when I was still your age. I'm only four years your senior.

      Happy Birthday!!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper! So far, so good!!

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Love is certainly divine at 59! I had to rhyme LOL as I am not a true poet, such as you are, dear Audrey.

      This poem is phenomenal in every way. I loved it.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Ed and timetraveller!

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      Sondra Rochelle 

      3 years ago from USA

      I like "like a mosquito net of love"...beautiful!

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      ahorseback 

      3 years ago

      Hopefully a hundred or so more birthdays like this !........:-}

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Bill! I appreciate your time and comments--as always!

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I needed a dictionary as I read this. LOL Seriously beautiful images. You are an exquisite writer, Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      thank you so much lambservant, annart and Ruby!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Love is in the air, dededelala. Way to go. I loved this Audrey!

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      Ann Carr 

      3 years ago from SW England

      From the sublime to the practical; great poem, Audrey!

      Ann

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      Lori Colbo 

      3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      "exotic blend of cacophonous snorts and grunts." Interesting. Good work here Audrey.

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