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  Spring Breath
by Jerry W. Engler
Friday, October 23, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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To experience the new hope of spring must be like the passion of love, the awakening of hope, the fires of awareness, the embrace of your true partner.

Your very breath

in my nostrils

promises the hope

of new spring

despite the ice-cold grip

of endless, numbing fortune,

the closeness of you

next to me,

like lying in the warm comfort

of the black, fallow fields

steaming before

the day-lengthened sun,

and at night,

the heat encasing,

the high yellow-orange

flames cascading

down the hillsides

to prepare for grazing,

pausing before

the new bloom of plum thickets,

the yellow-green smoke lit

with streaks of red-flaring coals,

breast against breast,

heart against heart,

sinking downward

to fundamental nature,

base of the conscious,

to sleep deeply,

in the sweet comfort,

consumed together,

melding in the coals

that will burn again.


Copyright 2009, Jerry W. Engler


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Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 11/7/2009
I agree with Richard Orey's remark: "a dazzling marriage of nature and romance", which as you might imagine appeals to me enormously. I love your flow here, Jerry. Your words, images and feelings are very effective in evoking the reader's sensibilities. But mostly, I love this because it is a reflection of your heart and your deep understanding of the spirituality behind life and love.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 10/27/2009
A treat of everlasting life, in a song of love and spring, as usual Jerry, your use of language is as breathing in your surroundings, and out again for us. Bless You! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Richard Orey 10/26/2009
A dazzling marriage of Nature and Romance.

It matters not whether you're sharing a charming short story, a humorous article or a poem of insight and revelation, your unique style of expression captures the eye and holds me till the end where I want still more.

Jerry Engler, you are a boulder among the pebbles.

Reviewed by David Hightower 10/24/2009
Jerry - I agree with Jean, this reminds me of the song of Solomon, too.
Vivid imagery and the metaphor of nature and love. - David
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/24/2009
The imagery in this is so is your metaphor!
Reviewed by Smita Tewari 10/23/2009
Love this one! It really brought back memories of 'togetherness' which is the most beautiful of all!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/23/2009
Beautiful imagery, Jerry, in a sustained lovesong.

Reviewed by Jean Pike 10/23/2009
Oh, to be closer to spring than winter.
Very, very nice, Jerry. This one rather reminded me of the Song of Solomon with its gorgeous imagery.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 10/23/2009
MMMM... Your poem is delicious! It is filled with solid images that hold your metaphor intact...while all the while suggesting we should be thinking about two images and not one.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/23/2009
A fine metaphorical and meaningful offering, Jerry. Would that all relationships could experience such passion. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 10/23/2009
Your poem offers some wonderful images that capture the glory of spring. Spring really is a beautiful time of year and your poetic heart shows it in this poem.
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