Unafraid - a Love Poem

in poetry •  last year

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#Unafraid

It is only melting away
And into
Deep, deep, deep

Your wings
Folded into mine,
A perfect fit

We will fly
High but slow
As if in deep sleep

We will drip
Into each other's pores
Drop by drop

We will spill
Out of each other's lips
Sip by sip

As if living on borrowed time
Of the sun ahead
As if we have always been one,
Unafraid.


Happy Valentine's Day, fellow writers, readers, humans.


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The most compelling stanza here, for me as a reader, Inna, is definitely:

We will drip
Into each other's pores
Drop by drop

Man, if this piece doesn't have your attention with its Icarian allusion and attention to pacing, both in structure and in its importance to relationships, well then it's got your attention now!

That stanza is so vicereal and captivating, it says so much in so little (and I'm more than a wee bit jealous of that). and its ability to set up the slant and interneal rhymes of the next stanza:

We will spill
Out of each other's lips
Sip by sip

gosh, it makes for such a strong third movement and builds the foundation that makes that closing line that much more impactful!

I know you might not be able to tell from my comment, but - believe it or not - big fan of this one, @authorofthings, and I love it for the context in which it exists, as well. A prefect day for being wary (edited!*) of the sun.

Thank you for sharing.

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Much appreciation for the thoughtful commentary, Alain. I might be wary of the sun, on occasion, but I doubt I'll every get weary of it. :-)

Lovely, Inna, sensual and spiritual. Hard-pressed to find a favorite stanza, but these I reread with a special pleasure...

“Your wings
Folded into mine,
A perfect fit

We will fly
High but slow
As if in deep sleep
...
We will spill
Out of each other's lips
Sip by sip”

Here’s to more of this sober intoxication ❤️

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The only kind of spiritual I'm capable of, dearest Yahia.
Thank you - for reading this little thing. And all the best to you and your Love, today, as on all days. <3

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The only kind that is needed, my friend...
Love, all ways 👼🏻

We absolutely love this poem! You've been featured in this week's #LadiesofSteemit curation All You Need is Love. 💓

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https://steemit.com/ocd/@ladiesofsteemit/ladies-of-steemit-volume-4-or-all-you-need-is-love

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Oh wow- thank you @ladiesofsteemit. I'm both surprised, and flattered.

Beautiful ...
drop by drop, sip by sip, I drink in your poetry.
Happy Valentines Day.

Joe
@joe.nobel
science fiction, fantasy, erotic
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Thanks @joe.nobel. Good to see you drop by here occasionally. And Happy Valentine's to you as well.

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I should drop by more often. I like your work.
I'm just not a big-time social media kind of guy.

ohhhh.... beautiful ❤️

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Oh my word, this is beautiful.

Wow.

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Thank you @byn.

Beautiful. I love the imagery of angels this evokes and that combined with last lines about the sun had me think of the story of Icarus, but in a completely different way - like the fragile and time-constrained (let time be damned) beauty of love... if that makes any sense :)

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It makes every kind of sense @cizzo, although those last lines were likely a too subtle nod to the meditations of Leopold Bloom at the end of Ulysses. :-)

A perfect fit is always the best one.

@authorofthings congratulations on your curie success. Indeed you have a gift for words

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Thank you kindly!

Belated happy valentine @authorofthings lol.

Such a romantic dedication. How did i miss to copy and paste this one for my fiancee!

You write good lines here.

Meanwhile, I am an encourager for #freewrite. We notice you have missing from the #freewrite nest for a while. is all well?

Otherwise we miss your beautiful freewrites, and wait to read more.

You could start with today. Here is a speciall delivery from @marriannewest: Today's prompt: https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-123-5-minute-freewrite-monday-prompt-fumigate

We wait to read from you soonest!
Cheers

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Thanks @ebitularmbert. As for free writes or most other things, just too busy these last few weeks. I'll find my way back there one of these days.
Best,

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We'll just wait for you, anxiously. Glad/.

What a wonderful love poem. I'll have to check out Isle of Write when I get some time! I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for your support, leave an upvote and invite you back to play my contests anytime. @markrmorrisjr

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Thanks, and will do. And you should, check out the Isle, that is. :-) It's a neat place....

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I'm not much into joining. I have too many ideas of my own to work on. LOL Been running my own thing a long time.

I love the "we will spill out of each other's lips" line. A little sensual, but perfect too.
Thanks for sharing!