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A Loverís Query
by Taylor Ryan
Thursday, June 22, 2006
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Is there a way to reach beyond space and time


and touch those places we cannot feel...


to face the void imposed by questions yet unanswered


with enduring patience waxing thin and frail?


 


Is this a time for us...


lovers fraught with lust, needy of joyous union,


aching for the grace of bodies one


enduring the relentless sentence life now imposes?


 


When will the slap of reality soften


allowing our dreams daring to take flight


dashing those who dare to unconsciously interfere


as sincerity of spirit rises above blind selfishness?


 


Can this love endure perpetual test


while so deserving the serenity just beyond fingertips


supported still in undeniable strength,


while longing for the blessing of a merged simplicity?


 


Where do the answers lie...


will we allow those vicious threats 


to invade that space where only we exist


and undermine the integrity of a love so rare?


 


We will face our fate head on


together casting the lure of tenacity 


looking beyond the trivial impasse


into what is consistently real and solid.


 


We will have faith in the destiny of desire,


side by side more powerful than apart


believing profoundly in one another


recognizing the composure and longing


found in lovers' eyes.


 


So come to bed with me now my one true love,


Come fill me with the desire that only you can give


And we will find strength in each other for tomorrow


and for as long as we both shall live.


 


Come rest upon my breast and sleep.


Dare to dream all the dreams we will share


and those unanswered questions will be answered,


the void will no longer be there.


 


 


Taylor Ryan


2/2006


 


© 2006 Taylor Ryan (All rights reserved)


 

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Reviewed by Dark Knight 10/1/2010
why did you stop writing such lovely poetry
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 12/15/2009
Awesome poem. Nicely done, Taylor. Don't we all have the same questions at our core?
Reviewed by Lydia Shutter (Reader) 5/20/2007
Having faith "in the destiny of desire" yes, that will fill the void with more than you ever dreamed possible. A poem filled with longing and hope for the future. Absolutely lovely, Taylor. Love, Lydi**
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 3/13/2007
You excel in the romantic write as expressed here, Taylor. The ageless quest for answers has eluded many for eons but those who continuously seek shall find the answers soon enough.
Amor
Reviewed by Butch Howard 2/22/2007
These loving and comforting questions and answers could only come from one who knows the depths of true love well. This is both stirring and beautiful -an outstanding love poem with excellent rythm and flow. Her request and conclusion are words to live and love by.
~Butch
Reviewed by Fergus Hancock 2/10/2007
Taylor, this poem is a journey launched from the question in the first stanza. I love the sense of passage and journeying in this poem; you really have brought a lover's trail of thoughts on a quiet and reflective night to your writing. If only I could write so well!

Warm regards - Fergus
Reviewed by Chuck Keller 1/13/2007
What an incredible "Dream" poem!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Parsons 7/24/2006
Astonishingly beautiful poem. I adore the first verse. Well done, Taylor!
Reviewed by Steve Patterson 7/4/2006
nice write
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/2/2006
"will we allow those vicious threats
to invade that space where only we exist
and undermine the integrity of a love so rare?"

I can certainly relate to these sentiments. Some has described love to me this way:



"Love has a different tune: I love you, therefore you are free to do as you wish. My love says you cannot do any wrong in my sight. My love says you cannot hurt me for it would not wish to make you responsible for the way I feel. My love says I am here for you if you want me, or I can be gone if that is what you wish. My love does not depend on your performance to exist - it depends entirely on a choice I make, moment by moment. My love accepts that you may even come to hate me for what I am and it is strong enough not to compromise itself to please you. My love cannot be manipulated. My capacity to love is infinite and is not bound by your feelings or desires."

Love and peace to you, Taylor.

Regis


Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/23/2006
A truly powerful and passionate piece, Taylor.
Reviewed by jude forese 6/22/2006
"longing for the blessing of a merged simplicity" amoung the many lines melding your reader's soul into this wonderful poem ...
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 6/22/2006
Taylor -- Wow... this is quite beautiful! Very introspective and graceful - wonderful flow and feel. It tells a lot about you and a lot about life. To me, this says that you are an intensely 'giving' person, who has an immense capacity for understanding and a profoundly passionate soul. -- Jeff
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 6/22/2006
Eloquent and tender in this quest for answers. Your poetry is some of my favorites and I welcome each post for the richness your words have for my own life.
Thank you.
Susan
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/22/2006
Taylor, a most eloquent poem with many well thought out questions, to which I hope you find the answers. The finale is a beautiful invitation that should give you some answers;-)! Splendid poem!

Thanks for thoughts and prayers,
Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/22/2006
Quite a careful melding of sords to entice and accept love and its rewards. Well done!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/22/2006
You've written. How to survive a harsh life. And the restlessness of souls searching for their soul mate.
Eloquently written....
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger 6/22/2006
really nice write ,Taylor. Mary
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/22/2006
"looking beyond the trivial impasse
into what is consistently real and solid"

Two that catch a vision together, that find love together, must endure testing in one form or another. Nothing "good" in this life ever avoids those seasons of testing.

As gold is refined by heat, so is love, sometimes in the furnace of affliction, sometimes in the furnace of negative opinion, jealousy gossip, doubt, etc.

"side by side more powerful than apart" is, in my mind, the most powerful revelation in this piece.

Knowing this should supply the wisdom and perseverance necessary to weather any storm, or battle together, with grace and diginity.

Really good write Taylor!

Your friend,
Richard
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/22/2006
Taylor
There is never a void where true love exists...
And your beautiful words underline this reality...:)
Love
Peter

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