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Senryu (Spellbound)
by Butch Howard
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Her heart against mine
Like base drums beating in time
Thunder is rolling

Wings folded behind
Silken shoulders lovely lines
Wrapped in golden tones

Fingertips touch skin
Lightning bolts fly unrestrained
Hot nerves flinch within

Helpless as a child
Like a newborn baby dove
Crying out for love

She wields a power
Unlike any ever found
And I …am spellbound


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Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader)
I felt the spell through your verse. Another well-crafted piece full of vivid imagery and intense feeling.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray
She wields a power
Unlike any ever found
And I …am spellbound

I understand the spell that you are alluding to, Butch. So true. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
You've been hit with the arrow and now your words are all garbled...LOL!
Your spilling with "Spellbound" and your Senryu is Sexy! :)
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
There is such a strong depth to your lines in this picture of beauty.Enjoyed
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
LOve this romance woven in sweetness!
Welcome! to this warm and spiritual den!
I love your style and read your Bio!
I STarted Tracking/Following your hearts soul, in the words you bestow!

Write On!
WArmed in Inner Peace, LOVE, Light and Wisdom! Nice Bike, we have a Sportster (91)
Hugs, Warrior Purple Lady Sheeeoox

STay Positive!
Your writing is simply spellbinding! Thank you for sharing your OPEN heart!
Reviewed by E. Richardson
very very very good my friend! Softly sensual with a delightfully hot eroticism all done in perfect senryu...outstanding work!
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Wow..Excellent work! Amazing!

Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
This is exceptional..I haven't got a knack for such genre in writing..superb work..

Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart
I always like it when people experiment with haiku verse. Good job, Butch!
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
All I can say is that I hope to find this again one day too... truly a beautiful read!

Reviewed by Anna M
An electrifying read. This piece surges with romantic imagery. Well done!
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan
Ok...where do I begin? Senryu eximius, incredibly romantic, love soft, yet with a kindled power that only love can explain. I always enjoy your work in short form, Butch, but this one has an interesting rhyming twist...first two verses/first two lines...third/rhyme split between first and third...while the last two verses/last two lines. In my own crazy's like the meeting of two lovers between the sheets...or is it the hearts beating when hers is against yours....between the two of you. I love the fact that there is just so much here for the imagination. Heavy sigh. I believe you've left us all a little spellbound.

You always give yourself an opportunity to stretch and challenge yourself with what you already do so very well. You certainly met the challenge...and somone pretty special too boot!


Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
Gorgeous Senryu, Butch!

You master it, Brother, with a deftness equal to your Haiku!

Very beautifully-created lines, to accompany the exquisite form..
Many blessings, Rhonda
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
Yes indeed, that exquisite feeling of being transported... Spellbound is a beautiful capture, Butch.
Reviewed by D Johnson
Butch, well done...seems like you knew a good thing when you found her.

Reviewed by Tiana Jett (Reader)
I fell for the same verses, Mr. Ed did ... Beautifully written, Butch ... hugs
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
She wields a power
Unlike any ever found
And I …am spellbound

But what a marvelous way to be!
Reviewed by Lydia Shutter (Reader)
A buildup of emotion and imagery so intense, I felt like a voyeur observing the scene. May you be forever spellbound and may the lightning bolts never cease. Outstanding poetry...and you know I like that graphic! :) Lydi**
Reviewed by A PAX
Visual and romantic........
an experience beyond poetry, very spirtual writing indeed.
Reviewed by Connie Faust
Wow, this is gorgeous, Butch! May you never break this spell.
I love "wings folded behind"--the concept of her angelic loveliness.
You have given such excitement to this love story. Super writing!

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