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  Defining Paradise
by jude forese
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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When our lips touched the universe rippled
The fire in our hearts overwhelmed the stars
And consumed the forests and vaporized the oceans

When our lips absorbed each other’s tongues
We exchanged the passion of our hearts and souls
And plunged into the eagerness of celestial bodies

When our lips pronounced “I love you”
The arrival of heaven on earth
Defined our paradise and opened us to life’s wondrous embrace

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Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 1/18/2006
I think I have heard and read about such kisses - unfortunately never experienced myself.
Very sensual write.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 1/16/2006
Defined to perfection Jude.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/16/2006
Blimey... this is a bit of a scorcher - "Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!" :)) This sounds to be a total consummation and all-consuming, and does, indeed, sound like the highest to which "material" mind, body and spirit can aspire and experience on this mortal plane: a foreshadowing of the arrival of the next "heaven on earth" that you Biblically speak of here (so many think that heaven is somewhere "upwards" instead of being founded upon a "new earth" - from this point of view your Heaven is very creationist!) Apart from that, call me weird (OK, "weird!") but the imagery of lips touching and absorbing each other speaks to me of the communal activity we do as poets: translating thoughts, words and speaking/articulating in some shape or form each other's work, like in this collective consciousness I keep beefing on about. Funny that, cos, at college, I was called "the poet of concensus": my natural empathy was a like a voice speaking for the Chorus; a "communal 'I'". So I LOVE this both in the personal voice and in this interpreted collective one. And it also smacks a little to me of Burning Brightly, which, for some reason, I've been listening to heaps over the past week or so. Them's me thoughts, O Lip-Tingler. LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Bennett 1/16/2006
Your art of expression is rom deep within your heart rom experince or just what you want, feel or saw. writing is such a beautiful thing. We can write about anything that we feel or want. God bless.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 1/16/2006
That does define paradise and so well! ;)
I enjoyed this very romantic piece.
Reviewed by Janet Parker 1/16/2006
So beautiful and romantic. Really enjoyed this one, Jude.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/16/2006
Hot. In two words: The Kiss.

Reviewed by J M 1/16/2006
Beautiful the ending stanza sais it all.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/15/2006
deeply romantic write Jude...I like this side of your writing and peace
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 1/15/2006
Activates Heavenly paradise like Sauternes wine yeast and one Campden tablet when touched by lips, Rose wine in all of its saccharine essence. Defining Paradise is when the cork is drawn and the wine is poured carefully down the inside wall---> "When our lips absorbed each other’s tongues." You have the poetry making down, Jude---you will sell no wine before it's time! Love this write!

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 1/15/2006
Oh? So that explains my inability to keep my feet on the ground today. ;-) ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 1/15/2006
Stunning lips in action...
Thanks for sharing....
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 1/15/2006
Hot Romantic New You...

Reviewed by Aberjhani 1/15/2006
Every line, image, and 'ripple of the universe' in this poem overflows with a true vision of paradise sought and discovered.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 1/15/2006
Dear Ace,

If the words “I love you” are true, then this would, indeed, be an arrival of heaven on earth. So rare, this paradise, and so fortunate are those who find it.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/15/2006
To find one's mate is truly paradise as you have shared within this write.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/15/2006
Glorious offering Jude!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Only A Poet 1/15/2006
passionately intense and well penned.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 1/15/2006
It is only 65 degrees here in my office but I am reeling from the heat. This is the true core of romance when the fire of the spirits joins and creates a universe of their own. Fabulous write, Jude!! I am struggling to get my cardio rhythms back in sync...LOL I left you a message about the Septcouplet.
Take care,
Reviewed by L. Figgins 1/15/2006
Two hearts on fire joined in a celestial sea...ah Jude, this is a passionate testament to love. So beautiful...Lin
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/15/2006
Very hot and enticing glimpse at how real love should begin and remain forever.

Reviewed by George Carroll 1/15/2006
A beautiful romantic write.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/15/2006
nicely done
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations 1/15/2006
I totally relate with this definition of paradise, dear Jude. This is perfect, in every sense.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 1/15/2006
A wonderful definition
Filled with tokens of love and emotion
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 1/15/2006
Ah Jude, so beautifully romantic, this is just lovely!


  1. unraveling
  2. Fading into the unknown
  3. Presence
  4. Breathe A New Love In Me
  5. digesting newness
  6. Reincarnation
  7. Great King Phallus
  8. You're Not Alone
  9. I Wish I Knew
  10. Another Chance
  11. See Me
  12. When the Devil Bites an Angel...
  13. Spring, Breathtakingly Beautiful Spring
  14. Silver Hates Thor
  15. Missed By No One
  16. In Loving Memory
  17. An Old Man Ponders
  18. spring times 3
  19. Drawbacks
  20. So, What?

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