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  golden gondola
by jude forese
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
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I may have fallen from your grace

and have departed from that soft smile

you express from the corners of your eyes


strange, how you offered me the world

through the fluidity of your inspired words

and the actions of your thoughts,


gently articulating

the esoteric “value” of my tumbling being,

which itself is an incredibly difficult feat

even for an angel of your caliber


but this time, I may have gone too far

neglecting your magnificent revelations,

dismissing your incredible dreams

because I have been too self-absorbed

in the encumbrance of my own insecurities

and my half-ass admissions


I believe I have shattered your belief in me -

you did consider me special

and I’ve proved to be nothing but a sea of doubt

for you to endlessly sail upon


though you may not have known

I always idolized and worshipped

the sweet breath of your eyes


and the power your body

has upon my tattered sails


and now I am sinking within you

once again waiting to be revived,


or at least rescued

by the golden gondola of your aqua lips


giving me another chance to come alive

and sail away with you

into our sea of dreams






















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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 9/10/2012
so beautifully penned, jude! a very moving read.
be well dear poet,
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/21/2012
I think this is what that whole falling in love feels like
seriously provoking the core of love's alter
this poetic offering reaches deep inside me
Thanks for sharing such beauty in an often ugly world

Seaside & Warm Sand
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 6/10/2012
The golden gondola of beautiful poetry in currents of dreams
to sail away !! Beautifully penned in your finest Jude.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 6/10/2012
As always my favorite word for your poetry is...'wow'.Love to you and yours
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 6/9/2012
Sounds sad, trying to make up for something....but love is such, one feels good even in distress ..beautiful and best wishes,neerja
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/8/2012
I find this poem truly beautiful and meaningful. I find myself relating very much to what you express... ...and I feel some contrition for past actions. Truly well done, Jude. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 6/7/2012
Just a dip of your gondola in that gigantic
"sea of dreams" *jude* to regain that heart
of ocean and sail away with your lady love!!

In appreciation of such beauty in poetry,
Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/7/2012
How those "half-ass admissions" must be fully redeemed by this full-ass confession, Amigo! :)) Too much is just not enough of this kind of Foresian pillow-talk when you come to us defences down and breathing soft and easy, in full confidence you will be heard. Glad you didn't suppress this one: is this the song you said the music publisher dumped?! LOL!! This suits your voice of recital so well and the rhythms flow without effort; it begins and ends perfectly with all that is necessary between. In short, a perfect utterance, whole and complete, totally real and totally natural. A couple of days ago I had a canticle going on in my brain that was after the manner of: "In you I am... welcomed, accepted, known, honoured, respected, made beautiful, loved, etc., ending with: "In you I know I am". I'm sure all sides of this poetic equation are convinced of what, who and where they are in relation to your words here of honest outpouring. Graceful, trusting, faithful and adoring: you know well the muse(s) to which you appeal and of which you speak! Onward sailing undoubtedly assured! Sweet dreams, Kartero! xx
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 6/7/2012
while you may be suffering for a target idea...this apology is not - you've nailed its depth beautifully.
Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 6/7/2012
Shame can be a great motivator.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/7/2012
this, Jude, is one of the most beautiful poems
of yours i've ever read, perhaps the most beautiful.

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 6/6/2012
The journey from adoration to actually knowing a person is a roller coaster ride; soaring to the highest of peaks and dropping into the most frightening of downward slides. I feel that it is wrong to appologize for who we are, it makes it too easy to continue the hurtful behavior whenever it serves us. I find it much more rewarding to look myself and at the situation and understand that it is not a matter of how much do I want to be with this person but that there is no way I want to be without them. With that knowledge, I can begin gently, willfully adapting in ways that make the relationship stronger and able to withstand the transitions and difficult times. Pungent flavors arouse the psyche in this excellent offering, Jude.
Take care,
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/6/2012
If an apology like this doesn't work, perhaps a dozen roses or chocolate or a bottle of wine, or you could just let her beat you silly, that would be the route I would take...;-) e
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/6/2012
What a glorious, rhapsodic piece!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/6/2012
Best apology that I have ever heard. Can't fail. Patrick
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/6/2012
You appear to be seduced by the deep in this one. The sea, she is a fickle lover, calm one day and fearful the next.

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/6/2012
Hey Jude,
These song lyrics come to the center of my core after reading this most inspired and heartfelt poem you have masterfully penned:

You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

May your angel reach out and comfort you and hold on as tight as she can, never letting go, you are one amazing man and poet.

Thank you for sharing your heart and soul in this one, it is simply breathtaking poetry!

Peace, light, and love,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/6/2012
Jude, This is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever absorbed..truly touches the heart with emotions....
"and Ive proved to be nothing but a sea of doubt for you to endlessly sail upon" ... No doubt in my mind it is Never 'nothing but' though this line truly is beautiful anyway!
Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/6/2012
jude, life is filled with complexities, not the least of which is love - yet without it, nothing else can be valued - we all become weighted with our insecurities and egocentric faults, searching, and as a result can miss the love standing beside us, staring at us through "the sweet breath of their eyes" - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/6/2012
I heard every word of this poem. I'm there myself. Love. Why is it such a simple thing to fall in love, but afterward love has so many dips and curves, that for the long run you hardly recognize it for what it once was?
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/6/2012
The longing, cries a sea of tears, for your golden gondala to hold you up, you and your angel, most beautiful introspective poem Jude.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/6/2012
In todays world of electronic marvels and magic loving and being loved still is the most complicated action the human race has to deal with. Although it is said by many that love should come natural and just "be" the truth is it is not that easy. We can love too much or not enough, we can love but not be loved, we can confuse lust for love and so many tangibles such as morality, peer pressures, jealousy and other emotions often confuse the heart and the mind. Your poem gave me pause to think and wonder about love and how easily it can be found...and sadly...lost.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 6/5/2012
...and I do believe she will...I know her to be your twin spirit...apologetic love is to be revered and revived...what a beautiful piece of poetry this and you go so far back I recognize this side of you and the stars shine so bright tonight. you, too, shine with a brilliance of proposal...a sage of so long ago with a blueprint of that special "golden gondola"...that image is priceless...


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