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Imagining Her Touch
by Ronald Dondiego

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

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It's not like me to feel this way,
To wonder if her touch would be
Like the wings of a butterfly,
The kind that flies across fields
Into the hot, summer wind

It's really not like me,
To lay awake at night wondering
If her hands, so fine, so soft
Would run through my hair,
Like raindrops vanishing at day break

It's certainly not like me,
To imagine the heat of her lips
Entering into mine - Like dewdrops
Dissolving into dawn's light,
Into the rose of a lavender sky

No, I'm not a believer in tenderness
That weighs upon the soul,
And rocks back and forth,
Like the heaving rhythms of the sea

But it is like me to lie to myself,
And curse the day I ever laid eyes
Upon her smile.

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Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 3/11/2003
This one speaks to the senses.

~Joseph
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/26/2003
But it is like me to lie to myself....
You missing out my friend....imagination can be quite fullfilling.....
Love
Tinka
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 12/11/2002
Very interesting to take a peek into you this way.

Love, Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by Malachy MacFarlane (Reader) 12/5/2002
This is a beautiful piece of writing; romantic without being soppy it explores the emotion of desire and longing extremely well. I particularly like the butterfly image of the first stanza and the way the first three stanza's take the reader from day to night then dawn, a cycle of longing.. I look forward to reading more of the same. Great work Ron. Mal.
Reviewed by Mari Laureano (Reader) 12/4/2002
so, even in weakness you remain...eloquent...nice inside view to your depth, fierce poet...**Mari**
Reviewed by Mari Laureano (Reader) 12/4/2002
A write that speaks to my heart... beautifully written, Ron...
Reviewed by Sally Montoye (Reader) 12/4/2002
Excellent write!!
Reviewed by Chester Hardy lll 12/3/2002
Nice write Ron
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 12/3/2002
If her touch were as light and pure as these words…indeed you would be blessed.

Such beautiful writing. I love reading your work..it always makes me feel good inside. Ty, Dani
Reviewed by jing javier 12/3/2002
wanting someone so much makes us experience weird things.. to the point that we do things not normal for us.

very good!
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