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A Reminder of Our Xanadu

Updated on June 25, 2010

The 3 W's of Xanadu

Within the two months that I've been writing for HubPages, it seems that many of the successful and popular Hubbers have written some poetry and or are hot chicks or have pictures of them. Well,while I consider myself to be a hot chick, my avatar does not reflect that side of me, yet. So I decided to let you inon some of my poetry instead. A Reminder of Our Xanadu is obviously about a love story, however it allows the reader to use one's imagination to decide what was imaginary and what was actually reality.

I vaguely recall the 1980’s musical/romance film with Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck,and Gene Kelly; probably because I’ve always been into jazz more so than musicals. My research also reveals that Xanadu is the name of the Chinese province referenced in a poem titled “Kubla Khan; or A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment” by Samuel Coleridge in 1797. However, neither was an influence to this poem. Teena Marie’s song “Behind the Groove” is where I remember hearing of the word Xanadu, the lyrics goes:

Hey, baby (Oh, yeah)
Let me take you to Xanadu (Where is that?)
Behind the groove (Well, alright)

I just love her sultry voice…Unfortunately the videos I found of this song, did not give her voice justice and besides the song is too fast to set the mood for this poem. So listen to this video of another one of Teena’s songs and enjoy the words to my poem below…

Sultry Voices of Teena Marie w/ never to be forgotten G. Levert

"A Reminder of Our Xanadu"

Baby, three days have past

since I saw you last,

Now as I sit back sipping the wine you left behind;

which I know you left here as a reminder of our time.

I think about that wondrous time,

and all those warm feelings return.

It seems we have a fire that continues to burn.

A long-flowing, humid desire

that only you and I could aquire.

I can’t seem to keep my mind

from remembering how our bodies intertwine,

into one selfish soul

seeking only one goal;

and that is to make the tidal wave climax higher than the one before.

It doesn’t matter if all our muscles are sore,

each being wanting to please the other

by sending that soul out to discover

the soul-shaking Xanadu of eternity.

My body now trembles from the memory.

I promised you a reminder of our Xanadu.

So here’s what I want you to do………………..


Come on, relax, let your mind go.

And just enjoy the tidal wave of our love flow.

Just think about the time,

our love fantasy had no time.

Remember our waiting,

silently, lovingly, anticipating

climatic tidal wave number three

as nerve-endings exploded in and around you and me.

Remember the feel of my uncontrollable yearning,

as you quince the fire that was burning.

And then my insides, began to scream

as I became a part of your dream…….


I can hardly wait to feel

those so satisfying thrills

of our Xanadu starting over as new.

So here’s what I want you to do,

as soon as you possibly can;

come back to our Xanadu, again……….

Author - Meme T.

Xanadu - The Musical


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    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      LOL Winsome, I've never ridden in a MG sportster but your descriptions sounds it could be an exciting adventure. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

    • Winsome profile image


      8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Your initials are MG and I always remember riding in a little MG sportster so close to the asphalt that it seemed we were going faster than our eyes could follow. It seems as I was checking on your writing that you went through something that made you write poetry about 17 or 18 months ago. I hope it was special and magical although I know sometimes the opposite can fuel the muse. Maybe the Phoenix will arise again in verse. Cheers MG. =:)

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      O.k. I will have to stop by and read a poem or two as time permits. Thanks for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)

    • schoolgirlforreal profile image


      8 years ago

      Your poetry reminds me a *little* of mine.

      I like it

      Xanadu is one of my fav movies. I was really little when I first saw it but it was dreamy!

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      9 years ago from Texas

      Shalini, Until I was composing this hub, I had never heard of the Coleridge poem. However, I agree with you it is a beautiful poem. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Shalini Kagal profile image

      Shalini Kagal 

      9 years ago from India

      Very passionate - the Coleridge poem is one of my favourites and I loved that movie too! '...come back to Xanadu' has such a wonderful, promising ring to it!

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      9 years ago from Texas

      "a sappy romantic" is a wonderful situation to have. LOL! I think the thoughts generated by romance keeps a person young. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Invictus.

    • I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image


      9 years ago

      wow, very vividly expressed. Your imagery with your poem paints quite a passion which I felt! Thanks you.

      I have been meaning to come read as I had seen this in the poetry pages! :) I have to say, the movie Xanadu, with Olivia Newton John, jumped to the forefront, of course. I loved that film when I was young..(Always a sappy romantic)


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