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Pantoufles
by Regis Auffray

Friday, November 26, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Inamimate objects can be powerfully symbolic...


Pantoufles*
 
it’s not that you are fickle
but you flit
like a butterfly
into my home
you make my heart flutter
you fly into my soul
like a cherub
i feel your invisible wings
stirring the whole of me
 
and suddenly
you leave
 
your brief presence lingers
in your sweet scent
the lingering sound
of your angelic voice
silken touch
ivory skin
cerise lips
emerald eyes
silky hair
 
your going
leaves me light-headed
and aching inside
fleetingly lost
 
relief flows over me
when i see
on the floor
by the door
once more
you’ve left behind promises
in your pretty pink pantoufles


*French word for "slippers"
 
 

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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/21/2014
Memories, and left behind are precious, She will be comfortable in her slippers when she returns on a return visit. Best of luck to you always.
Reviewed by Kathy Anderson 4/12/2011
So sweet. This has a lovely flow of words as well.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 2/25/2011
Light-hearted and romantic...yes, adorable!

Gina
Reviewed by lili dauphin 1/28/2011
C'est absolument adorable. Beautiful.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/19/2011
Beautiful writing just like the man who wrote this ...stay safe and well...Hugsss
Reviewed by Regis Schilken 1/10/2011
Very nice "Pantoufles" from one Regis to the other.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/2/2011
poignant read
Reviewed by The Poetess 12/22/2010
Very creative. . . I too, hope she returns to you.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 12/22/2010
Another great offering Dear brother...Pantoufles is also Spanish for slippers except it is spelled pantuflas. Happy holidays to you and yours.
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 12/17/2010
Ahhh how sweet this is. I loved it Regis

hug
Kat
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/10/2010
Relief indeed! Of course at my house the pantoufles are puppy bait. Patrick
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 12/10/2010
Reg,

Wonderful love poem, may your love return forever.

Mary
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 12/10/2010
may she return to fill them soon, much enjoyed this nostalgic pen.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 12/9/2010
Adorable write, Regis!!!!! Enjoyed ...great phrasing....

Anna
Reviewed by Stephanie Webb-Dockery 12/7/2010
I Love this Regis. Thanks for all of your kind words. You are one of the best writers ever!

Thanks for all of your enjoyable work!
Steph
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 12/7/2010
I always love your work, my friend. Your writing is so colorful and meaty with emotion, from the heartfelt detente through the inevitable dénoument. This piece really moved me and reminded me of my own poem "Catfish." Hope you are enjoying a joyous season and keeping warm.

-=ra=-
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 12/7/2010
Eclatant...I think that's French for brilliant, Regis,
this of course this is. Especially the closing lines.
-gene.
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 12/6/2010
Regis, I like those house slippers.

The Chinese slip into them when they get home, but back home we wandered over the house in our outdoor shoes, even big mucky boots ... we know better now!

May there always be a lady's pantoufles by your door!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 12/5/2010
Sweet. Butterflies seem to always make life better. Beautiful. Liz
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 12/4/2010
Ahh Regis, this is such a sweet poem "flittering and fluttering" like the teasing of the buterfly who never quite promises to return. Just what I needed on this cold, damp evening.

Love, Micki
Reviewed by Jeffenise Robertson 12/2/2010
Regis this is so sweet. I love how you used pantoufles to share with us how insignificant objects can mean so much. We would never know how significant they are unless we're told, and you said it well.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/1/2010
ahhhh such sweet poetry, Reg! makes me feel warm all over;-)I love it!Great new pic,too(on bio page)

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 12/1/2010
If she's left something behind to stay
You know what they say
She plan's on coming back your way.

Very tender and soft.
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 11/30/2010
Beautifully written Regis and heartfelt too!
I found this very interesting....what creativity1
May the Lord strengthen and bless you and your
family Regis! Thank you for sharing and having
such a caring heart!

Much Love,
Margaret
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/30/2010
Her feet will come home again! Touching poem Regis.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/30/2010
SHE'S NOT FICKLE...SHE JUST 'FLITTERS'...IN AND OUT...AND YOU THOUGHT IT WAS ALL OVER. WELL, ALL I CAN SAY IS, I HOPE YOU HAVE 'ASSUMED' CORRECTLY AND INDEED SHE WILL RETURN...SOONER OR LATER, ANYWAY. KINDA SAD. THANKS FOR SHARING AND MUCH BLESSINGS, LOVE & FAITH... JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/29/2010
... ach, achingly delightful, Regis: light, bright and candy-cotton sweetness. And yes, "pantoufles" does indeed say it all! Cherry blossom drifts softly on the spring breeze of the heart here. xx
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/29/2010
I like the intensity of the love in this piece, Regis. Like an addict...as we often are in the beginning. The longing in this poem is tangible. Excellent writing. Love and Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 11/28/2010
charmed, indeed!
Reviewed by karen logan 11/28/2010
Regis, Very moving. I felt your hearts desire as I read. Nicely done.
Picture perfect thoughts. Love and light, Karen
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/28/2010
very sweet!
Reviewed by jude forese 11/27/2010
a lovely poem to slip into ...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/27/2010
enjoyable write Regis
Slippers look like the ones, My dear Mothers
used to wag me with, when she couldn't get to the broom
Peace be with you


William




Reviewed by Daniel Keith 11/27/2010
Beautiful poem Regis. I pray the Lord will bring your one true love back to you. May God bless you every day of your life.

Daniel
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/27/2010
Leave me in the pink.

Ron
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 11/27/2010
Surely she will return if she leaves behind her pretty pink pantoufles (I love the French word for slippers). "your going leaves me light-headed and aching inside fleetingly lost" is such a poignant stanza and is deeply felt. Always wonderful. ~Hugs and love, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe 11/27/2010
So very sweet and romantic. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/27/2010
Adorable poem, mon ami!

(((HUGS)))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/27/2010
Light as a feather..romance dances~
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 11/27/2010
so beautiful...so very lovely..romance is in the air..best wisjes Regis.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/27/2010
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 11/26/2010
Enjoyed the romance. xxx
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 11/26/2010
Such sweet romance, Reg. I really enjoyed this read. There is a soft sigh in each stanza.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/26/2010
Reegis, beautifully written and a marvelous message in an analogy. "you left behind promises, in your pretty pink pantoufles". "your brief presence lingers in your sweet scent" is a creative stroke to envy my dear friend. I bid you love and peace. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 11/26/2010
Very close to German, in that Pantoffeln is the word for slippers. Excellent poetry Regis. This is a keeper.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 11/26/2010
your words are so tenderly expressive to my heart Regis
your softness of love is carresive in each line
you are a garden of romance

Love's Bounty
Vickie
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/26/2010
Regis,
I just love the sound of the word Pantoufles...but, for her to leave these behind, is key, one never leave behind their pantoufles..especially pink ones. Lovely romantic poetry, your heart sings in this one.

Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Steve Groll 11/26/2010
I read it twice, delightful.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/26/2010
Beautifully done, Regis.
Reviewed by Richard King 11/26/2010
Ohhhh soooo sweet and what a nice promise too, STUPENDOUS Regis. Thank you, Dick
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 11/26/2010
A wonderful love sonnet.
God bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/26/2010
Charming, fresh and tender ~
I hope she comes back for her slippers and so much more...
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 11/26/2010
sweet and endearing, romantic...........~Morgan
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 11/26/2010
I enjoyed this poem very much, Regis.


Namaste
Tony
Reviewed by Maryvonne Chartrand (Reader) 11/26/2010
That is more than beautiful Reg! I so enjoyed it!!
Reviewed by Laura Fall 11/26/2010
Truly a touching poem as it leaves the reader with their heart that now flutters as the words are so divine bravo!
Reviewed by John Bidwell 11/26/2010
Wonderful, and it creates such a blessed moment with that glance at the slippers. I love good moments like that.

John
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 11/26/2010
You poem has a nice smooth flow and then toward the end it becomes slightly catchy. That does not ruin the poem's flow as I would have thought, but actually gives it an extra punch; I mean that in a good way. :)

Very nicely written. Has much emotion and great descriptive, vivid imagery throughout. I really enjoyed it!

I was going to ask you why you have a picture of a pair of slippers to go along with the poem but then I noticed on the bottom of the page you let readers know that pantoufles is a French word for slippers, so then it made sense.

Also, you are right on the money when you say "Inamimate objects can be powerfully symbolic..."

Now I am not sure if it is a typo or not but I want to point it out:
"you fly into my self" --> I would think it should say - you fly into myself

Thanks for sharing and please keep on writing.

Lena

Lena
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/26/2010
Hey, if they fit, wear them, they look like they'd be warm...e
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 11/26/2010
If you were a Frencyh-Canadian kid growing up like me, the memories cascade out....your poem puts an adult spin on them....

Chip Bergeron



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