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  a kiss from portugal [stone and sea]
by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
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dedicated to Joseph, my love – who teaches me “to see the world for the first time… again” each day, and to our dear friend Leland – from a beautiful tale of affection with “a prince and a princess”; with a kiss.
(photo of the portuguese coat of arms taken in ceuta, morocco)


a kiss from portugal [stone and sea]


 

from here, the kiss is enchanted and celtiberian, then lusty like the wanderlust of gypsy lips, and then turns sultry and levantine about these hills or plains of mine and many other corn and wheat-fields that ripple like so many other seas – all different, and yet, all one and the same sea.

it is a kiss of eyes that expand from here, in this green-rye that is brownish and is brown-seaweed that is greenish; about to become bread seasoned with the salt of long before and kneaded with the yeast of forever dreams.

it is a kiss of morning, morning which rises here, from the mouth to the shoulders and nestled between the breasts, and slowly denudes itself of brume so that you may gather it, ripe, further south, from the ground to the trunk and ascending to the mouth of the sun, ablaze.

it is a kiss like a bouquet of many wines; in a sweet-sour tongue of quince that melts into the sweet-sweet aftertaste of figs, and is a kiss of walnuts to the core of almonds, also sweet and also bitter, like everything in life and thus like in this kiss that is alive in every tree.

it is a kiss of wolf and gorse that may go tame and love the bull that loves and bleeds, ever untamed, wild; a kiss from howl to bellow, from teeth to flanks, from this mist to sweat and pelt to hide or skin to skin.

it is a kiss of moist and black earth that understands the earth in red and hot; a kiss of sea that reads itself from flooding tides to flat serenities, as if written from the same depths and inhaled in the same gust, because it is a kiss of all the winds that also exhale, inspire and breathe.

it is a stone-kiss to kiss of dirt, a river source-kiss to saliva that instills soul as it flows into bodies that are stone-clay; thus a kiss of “surge et ambula”(*) when the hands of time turn into wings, and thus a kiss in circles of flight and shadow to land at the center of light so that the sky may consummate us and night may consume itself till the kiss becomes day – and day becomes a long kiss to absorb and to cross from the celtiberian honeydew of spells to the honey of moorish enchantments – or salt at south of bread and much further.

because it is a kiss that really begins, like dream does, where the land ends at the sight of that sea that is all the seas and one alone and that ripples like so many fields in lands that begin where the sea ends, as dream does not, because it knows from the heart the taste of pineapples and the contour of the lips of mermaids and of what they say – in a kiss - to the dolphins and whales of this Atlantis that was never found because it was never lost.

from here, the kiss – to the kiss, there; where, likewise, dream never ends.


 


(*) "surge et ambula" (latin) - "rise and walk"


 


© 2006 Alexandra* ~ OneLight*®


 

 

dear friends, after yet one more absence that began with busy times and then turned into health problems now left behind (so far behind that I hope they will never catch me again, LOL!) here is a kiss from portugal which will hopefully give you a symbolic “taste” of this country’s many tastes. portugal is a tiny strip of land “that ends where the sea begins” and then, amidst that sea, rises in some more tiny peaks of very atlantic land – the archipelagos of madeira and azores; in spite of its modest dimensions, this land is touched by so many different cultural and environmental influences – from the misty forests, the quince and the celtic heritage of the north, to the rolling plains, the figs and the legacy of the moorish (northern african) culture in the south - that its kiss could only be one that would provide a “sampling” of… this “many countries within a country” which then turns into an atlantic “country that was never found because it was never lost” and “tastes” of pineapples – some call it Atlantis… ;0)

so, this is a kiss which I hope you may enjoy – and ask for more; there are always plenty more, fully tasted, where this one came from, because, like the dream… kisses from portugal never end!

 
 


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Reviewed by Axilea MU 5/28/2008
So many facets of culture, life, love and nature can be found in your writing. I have deeply enjoyed reading this.

Axilea
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 6/16/2006
again..exquisite...

vesna:)
Reviewed by A PAX 6/15/2006
Oh So Beautiful

Are you going to work for the chamber of commerace in Portugal?? This would surely get the tourists in
I am enchanted

so beautiful indeed

What a fantastic country it must be
I have never been there, missed it in my back packing days :(

Hope you are feeling better............
and it was nothing serious

pax A
Reviewed by Dale Clark 6/15/2006
Sorry to hear of your health problems and I'm sure you've left them behind you. This is a kiss that like dreams never end. Beautiful!
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 6/14/2006
Xandinha, coração da minha alma ...


Blessed are those hearts which are open and, thus, poised to receive this wondrous and never-ending "kiss from portugal".


You are a remarkable woman with the sweetest kiss there can ever be.


Teu Joseph (of the hugs)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/14/2006
Alexandra,

Portugal comes vividly alive in stimulating, beautiful prose; thank you, you take me there. Absolutely fluid, gorgeous poetry, definately keeping this.

(((HUGS))) and love, and kisses from Texas, Karla.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/13/2006
Alexandra
This is a divine kiss of beauty and exquisite art, that you could feast on forever..
The very sustenance of life and love
You light up the Den tonight with this Portugese Panorama
Love and Peace
Peter
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/13/2006
Alexandra, such a kiss and one would surely have to die, for there could never be another like it! You are a writer of extraordinary talents. I thank you for sharing them, so I can have the pleasure to read and experience the best! I pray you will continue to prosper and be well!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/13/2006
"Celtiberian." Is this the same as "The Celtiberian script was used mainly by druids for religious purposes?"

Whatever. The kiss came through loud and clear, from many venues and locales. The kiss is received in the same way; lovingly and with great love for the soul who has sent it. This love is the love of poets; the simple, abstract and difficult to understand, much less understandable. But we understand in the power of words, we understand the sensuousness of love, we know of blood and rage -- poets write for God, of whatever make and symbol He or She might be.

The kiss from portugal, what a blessing.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/13/2006
Oh a circle of life this is, unending! A cornucopia of fruits from the sweet kiss of mind, heart & soul. Oh how this stirs the senses, Alexandra. How I'd love to visit your country. A blend of cultures in "a country that was never found because it was never lost". How beautiful! Strains of Donovan's "Atlantis" are drifting through my mind. Thank you for sharing your love of Portugal and it's many riches...

Lin
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/13/2006
Such a beautifully rendered construct, filled with lush imagery that almost leaps from the screen to embrace ones senses.

Celtiberian is a word I have never heard used before. It has a lovely almost fruit like quality when it is spoken.

I realize now that it is someone of the Celtic people who inhabited the Iberian Peninsula during classical times.

Thankyou and many blessings to you and Joseph
Richard
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 6/13/2006
What a passionate, full flavored and unforgettable kiss this poem is! I enjoyed!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/13/2006
A lovely poetic offering, a lovely gift well-shared. Thank you, Alexandra. Love and peace to you,

Regis

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