Soul In The Shadows-Quote and Bonus Poem, Challenge, Day 3.

I would like to thank Matt, at A Standard Issued Life, for this challenge. You should head over and check out his incredible poetry, you will be impressed!

 

The Quote:

(I Broke the rules, it’s a Sonnet…Rules are made to be broken right?)

Pablo Neruda, Sonnet XVII

I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,   

or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:   

 I love you as one loves certain obscure things,   

 secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

 

My Poem:

Photo Courtsey of pelfind.co

Photo Courtesy of pelfind.co

Soul In The Shadows

A precious gem, opal and Alexandrite, colours of sparkling moonlight,

Rouse lover’s eyes,

Coral and sand converge on the ocean floor, spin and whirl,

Strokes lover’s thighs,

Clay earth and burnt land, unvarnished and gaping truth,

Inflame lover’s beds,

It is in the shade,

She walks with me

Into sunlights kiss,

Obscurities amiss,

I love you without notion,

Your soul in the shadows,

Into the sun, our hearts as one.

My nominees for Day 1 are:

honeythatsok

ontherocks

keithgarrettpoetry

The rules for this challenge are:

  1. Each day for three consecutive days post a quote (any quote – you can even come up with your own) and a poem to accompany it.
  2. On each day nominate 3 bloggers for the challenge.
  3. Don’t forget to thank the blogger who nominated you

Winter Sun~ A Quote and Bonus Poem Challenge, Day 2.

I would like to thank Matt, at A Standard Issued Life, for this challenge. You should head over and check out his poetry, you will be impressed!

The Quote: 

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam.

This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs, “Winter Sunshine.”

My Poem:

winters day

Sunbeams reach out on crisp morning dew,

Spreads her wings and lights the undergrowth of June,

The sun and frost collide and mist the trees,

Tears weep at windy shores,

Short breathes,

Condensation graces the air,

No other words to describe,

The way winters day leaves me breathless in the shade.

My nominees for Day 1 are:

deanjbaker

Kosmogonic

Sometimes Silver Linings Are Blue

The rules for this challenge are:

  1. Each day for three consecutive days post a quote (any quote – you can even come up with your own) and a poem to accompany it.
  2. On each day nominate 3 bloggers for the challenge.
  3. Don’t forget to thank the blogger who nominated you