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The courtship poems 31

 

The tender

sigh upon

your breath,
 

the whisper

of something

misplaced

in your

life before.

 

I hold

near to

my heart ,
 

and with

all the 
pieces

of your 
life that 
are
you.
 

I find

peace and

love,
 

and a 
warm

and gentle

place to

place my

soul.
 

and in

your arms

that embrace

me I am

whole and

you...

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The courtship poems 30

 

And you
have allowed
me to look
deeply

unmeasured,

and now 
I have 
found you.

your trust
broken,

love 
abused,

tossed
aside
like a 
broken toy

from a
childhoods
troubled
past.

your 
heart beat.
barely 
stirring
over in
the corner,


and your
lover
will not 
notice,

and your
tired kisses
will not
care.

if I 
come 
in.

and carry 
you
away.

time to
mend.

...

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The courtship poems 29

 

The daylight
broken.

your heart
lying still
under a
cellophane
skin,

waiting 
patiently
for me
to unwrap 
it.

from afar.

a picture
in my
head
of someone
that you 
might
be.

sundial
wishes
and deep

open
mouth
kisses.

parades
celebrated
without
reason,

racing
across
skies,

just at
the thought
of seeing
you in

a dream

again.

shared
breaths
giving
l...

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The courtship poems 28

 

In a
troubled
dawn.

I will
be there.

when you
need me

to breathe
into you 
under 
ashes
spent.

in hollows
of your
life where 
nothing
is left
to grow.

be at
dawn
naked
to my 
sight.

in the
beauty
that
God
intended.

blend 
in harmony
to the 
calypso
wind,

and I 
will dance
again
with you

no holding
back.

in skies
of black
and blue.

and moments

sha...

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The courtship poems 27

 

Fingers stretched
by fate

of open hands
lie still upon
the hillside
sloping grass, 


hoping
to reach
out to you

and pull 

you on

top of me..


my imagination
chasing teddy
bear clouds

running across

the open sky
that I wish 
I could
see reflected
back at me
in your eyes.


lost for 
a moment 
in the
grey shadows
of this day.


I stop and
dream
...

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The courtship poems 26

 

And I 
will sit
outside
your heart's
door, and
wait and 
listen and
collect all
of the
broken pieces
of your 
dreams 
gone by .


and I 
will hold
them close
to mine.


and covet
them deep
in the most 
purest places
of my soul.
until they
all come 
true.

 

or they have 

bled out

dry.


I have come
to know 
you in the
starbursts
of your

eyes,


...

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The courtship poems 25

 

And for the 


world of
things
and the 
soft
curve of
your smile,


and the 
magical 
sound of
your laugh.
do I search
the stars .

 

like a 

nomad at

night

trying to

find his

way home.



and in

the black
cape of
this nights
surrender.


I will

look for 
the moment,
when our eyes
meet and our
spirits dance,


and time
truly finds
it'...

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The courtship poems 23

 

 

And through 
the moon
shadows 
I watch 
you sleep,


innocent 
slumber of
a angel 
resting
from flight.,


wings that
have touched
my heart.


a smile have 
found
refuge in
my soul.


tonight in
these moon
shadows
that always
make me
think of you.

and my
thoughts 
begin with
you,

like the first
snow on
a winter
hillside,
or the 
first star
that ...

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The courtship poems 21

 

And around
 the world
my thoughts
come to
you again.


tripping like
water over a
Colorado

brooke,


a child 
catching himself
rising and

falling on
his first
bicycle,


a heart 
feeling 
the weight
of it's
first crush.


so I sit
and listen
and breathe
deeply and
suddenly 
you are 
here,


and suddenly
I am
so much 
more than

just the

moment ...

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The courtship poems 21 b

 

Some days 
I feel 
such a 
urge,

a pinioned
pain.

to lie 
my head 
down 
between 
your tender
breasts 

close my

eyes,

and listen 
contently.

to your 
heart 
whisper 
to me...

and share 
with
me all
of the
secrets
that
are you...

and in
all of 
the breaths
that you 
take.

I will
swim in
your mercy
and dance
in your
grace,

and find
peace,

for my 
wea...

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The courtship poems 20

 

I sit
a man
on a 

peppermint 

colored
canopy
hill.

with my
dream
thoughts

tangled
up in 
this day 
with 
you.

while Marsh 
mellow 
clouds
run like 
wild horses,

across 
the Cimmaron
sky .

between
here and
this
sun,

I know
you are.

and it
is enough.
to know

that I
embrace
the winds
that find
pleasure
in your
hair,

that
I kiss
the rains
that fall
u...

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The courtship poems 20

 

Dust
collects 
on stale 
heart,

moon light
dissipates
warmth as
night falls
around you.

poet's pen
bleeds true
and deep

subscribes 
only to
you,

and our
misgivings.

If I
am cast
to be
no one
in your
eyes,

I will
take the
passage

gratefully.

to wander
lost between
your heart
and soul

and never
ask for
love's true

offering.

 

so carry me

home in your

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The courtship poems 19

 

Brown boat

Pelicans flee
towards the
horizons
retreating 
light,

like ten disciples
to this
nights
final cause.


three stars
in alignment
pillar the sky
over me,


and a summer

wind carries me
home to you,


and a wish 
that you
are safe
and warm.
and I

might wake

tomorrow
in your

eyes.

forever

at peace

and held in

joy with love,

 

...

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The courtship poems 18

 

And hearts
lie bleeding.

in your
open
arms
tonight.

an unkind
waste
of sugar
kisses.

and silhouettes
dancing
naked
in the
dark..

this night
pangs of hunger 
for sincerity.

and the
bare
bones
of your
past
lover's
dried
will not
do.

nor the
quiet
whispers
of untrue
suitors lying
at your 
feet.

that is
why night
is the 
time
I always
think
of you.

so you
...

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The courtship poems 18

 

We move
in the 
tides
of one 
another
without
thought.

we feel
the warmth
of one
another
without 
skin.

I navigate 
to you
under a
pitch black
sky.

with a 
harlequin
compass 
of heart.

in giving

in forgiveness

to God.

and all
I want
to be

in these
moments

humbleness
and grace.

is this
reflection,

in your
angel
heart

in your

angel eyes

tonight.



 

...

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The courtship poems 17

 

 

It is
a dry
poet's
early 
afternoon
confession.

and my 
thoughts
slip around
 to you.


like the 
cool side
of the
pillow 
against 
my face,

the moment
before I
dream.

I cherish 
the silence
and depth,

of my
nakedness
of sin
towards
you.

like water 
falling 
down.
trusting 
it's
fall 
to a 
deep 
still 
pool.

you 
are
everything
around 
me.

and our...

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The courtship poems 16

 

Whispered
words 
between
us.

your
midnight
lavender
lip stick
a godsend
to my
lips.

we are
spirits
bonded,

but not
to the 
mercy
of flesh.

we dream
deeply in
a million
colors,

that only

our eyes

can see.

painting 
big white 
billy goat
clouds in
our rainbow
dreams.

like children
playing in
a school
yard after
dark.

retreating
from the 
idea of 
eve...

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The courtship poems 14

 

Till your
a hundred 
and one.

close your
eyes
tight
like a

galleon's
treasure
chest,

and bury 
your
dreams
 
deep 
inside
me.

safe
from
pirates
and 
wobbly
sorts.

and I 
will be 
there in
the air 
around 
you.

dream 
calm
serene

like a child
saying the
shepherds 
prayer

before 
she lays
her head
down to
sleep.

and I will
not sleep

and I

will not

...

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The courtship poems 13

 

We move
to our early
morning
lullaby

of the 
moon
surrendering
itself 
down
to rest.

whispers
between us
shared,

with no 
one else.

cats at 
our feet
making 
pillows of
our toes.

Sumatran
coffee 
brewing
unattended
in the next
room.

and all 
I can do
is look at
you in
amazement
while 
you 
sleep.

and guard
your dreams
from broken
places.,

 

that at t...

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The courtship poems 12

 

Come take
your mind
on down 
with me .

let our bodies
be canvases
to the tributes
of our
lives.

leave  
our old stories
like tattered
and worn
baggage

by the
door.

be each
others
savior for
awhile.

an old lover's
lament.

not trying
to fill in
each other's
water color
dreams,

with lies
or half
obligated
promises.

and finally
when the
late afternoon

comes to
s...

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The courtship poems 11

 

A secret 
passed

given in
confidence
of heart
 
from you 
to me.

confided
in trust,

held with
a mother's 
care.

the guard
has been 
set.

boundaries
defined.

seasons
to follow
to be

tended
with grace.

souls to
be harvested
not wasted
to seed.

a child to
dance

by songs 

of you..

and under 
every  
moon"s ripe
bellied 
womb.

from
here to
eternity's
gate...

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The courtship poems 10

 

If we were 10.

through 
my child's
eye,

thoughts
 of you
skip across
my mind,

like pebble
thoughts
thrown
on a river.

on a 
summer's
day,

while
children play.

innocence
parading
homemade
kites a
bending,

to the 
shears
of the wind
at Tempest 
heights.

back pockets
emptied,

to a new
friend
offered

all that
I worldly
possess,

the cracker jack
compass,
ta s...

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The courtship poems 9

My love
inhales.

I take
your breath.

scorpion 
tracks
of salt
from
the hot
sun
run down

your
golden
tanned
back.

you arch
to receive
me.

my body 
slopes
to deliver.

and stars
collide.

and 
black stone
belly clouds
burst to

deliver
white
snow
diamonds

from the 

empty sky.

heavens
rage,

love binds
us eternal.

this dream

 I have
 of you

tonight.
 

 

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The courtship poems 8

 

Without you 

here,

Heart 
displaced.

hollow
smiles,

hour glass
moments,

fleeing
from across
our faces.

no one
listening
to stalled
heart beats.

your thoughts
jumping 
from one
moon
to the next.

holding 
back
time.

upsetting 
the gentle
balance
of the
universe.

because your
not really
there.

your here 
with me.

because as

the tide
wipes the beach 
clea...

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The courtship poems 7

 

Setting 
our hearts
to beat
in melancholy
tune,

like the
echoed
celebrations
from some
distant
bells.
 
love is a 
whisper.

the inter
tangleling
of fingers 
and arms
and legs
that reach
towards
each other
with the
 hunger
 
of one.

love is 
a whisper.


in search of
love's 
eternal
salvation.

no words
spoken.

passions
fused to
the core.

bodies
spent.

s...

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The courtship poems 6

 

In the baptism
of your 
exhaustion

from the

night before.


I would guard 
your sleep.
 
and prop 
your head 
upon my
chest.
 
let my thoughts 
pour over
you,
like a soft 
rain.
 
I would tend
your garden
while you
slept, and
play
like a 
child with
your tangled

angel hair.
 
I would

hum you
a melody in
your ears.

and keep

your fears
at bay...
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