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Truffles (originally published in Pyrta Journal)
by Christine Tsen
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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To all my friends here on AD, this poem's for you. I am so grateful to have friends that help to wake up my sleepy muse! xxx


Truffles

 

I’m smitten with you

Your story feelings compassion

Your lack of hubris in spite of being oh so worthy

 

Yet this is too much coddling

Must I allow this wild kind of love?

It is imperative I have a reserved style

As I ask this question

Can we be friends?

 

I promise not to be clingy or ruin it with romance

And I’m no Catherine Deneuve so you’d be disappointed anyway

I just want some shared breaths, a bit of deep peace.

Just two wayfarers striding through Champs-Elysee.

 

Out beyond ideas

of wrong-doing and right doing

There is a field.

I’ll meet you there.*

 

Where neither you nor I can be diminished

Where my jumbled thoughts are free

To marvel at your brilliance

At sniffing out the truffles in my parched muse.

 

*Rumi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Jeff Mason
"I promise not to be clingy or ruin it with romance
And Iím no Catherine Deneuve so youíd be disappointed anyway
I just want some shared breaths, a bit of deep peace.
Just two wayfarers striding through Champs-Elysee." -- Well, I'm no Gregory Peck, so... you have a deal, wayfarer. How wonderful you are with the pen. I continue to be in awe of you. -- Jeff Mason
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
A very nice tribute to your friends on the den...M
Reviewed by Dark Knight
wow...how did I miss reading this poem?-you should write more poetry-lovely words-so romantic
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Such a lovely and meaningful ode to friendship, Christine; and friendship is a treasure. Thank you! Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
I knew you weren't a Klingon. You can beam on over any time you like Christine. Patrick
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Beyond the trivia laden plateau of modern pseudo social mantras is a place where emotions from the heart may be shared with honesty and dignity. In "Truffles" you relate to that down to earth bastion. Pretense is banned at the entrance gate. There, a smile is a smile. An I love you is, an I love you. Hold my hand and we shall journey to that place and savor the milk and honey of life. I love your poem Christine. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
I appreciate the thought and sentiment going into this well constructed poem.

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill
Nice use of Rumi, Christine. One of my favorites! And "shared breaths, a bit of deep peace" carries with it peaceful sighs of intimacy. Your work always plays with my emotions. Such beautiful writing!...sigh....

Peace,
Dayvid
Reviewed by TONY NERONE
Your muse is doing a great job. Your writing is as good as ever.
Love and Peace
Tony
Reviewed by Barbara Henry
What a powerful tribute, Chris!
Thank you for the many beautiful pearls you share with us here.
Continued success/
Barbara J. Henry
Reviewed by Felix Perry
I am truly impressed at your ability to delight and inspire others with your poetry. Your work is unigue and always origianal. I hope your muse always keeps you in the light.
fee
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
You inspire me as well, Christine. I enjoy reading your poetry always!
Much peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Awwwww, Christine you are such a gem with a big, giving heart and just love the photograph too...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
so sweet, nice write. ~ Morgan
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Truffles is not a trifling.

Ron
Reviewed by D. Vegas
Christine, 'Bravo' to you!
Always,
Deborah
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman
You know, Christine, because I have told you a number of times that I feel honored to call you "friend" and this I say in all honesty because I am in awe of your ability, beauty and intelligence that shows through in all you write.
Markie
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila

Awesome...classically stunning ...just as you are, my friend...your grace adds a regal touch to the Den....I'm glad I got to know you through your poetry...and now consider you my friend!

Hugs,
Anna
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante
its very beautiful and its so good to have friends.
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks
If poetry doesn't produce a pounding compassionate heart then it lacks something. This one is not lacking.
Reviewed by JMS Bell
OH, CHRISTINE...YOU HAVE SUBJECTED ONE OF THE 'BLESSINGS' OF POETRY...IT EXPOSES THE WRITER. AND WHAT IS MORE GENUINE FROM A POET...THAN BEING ABLE TO EXPRESS ONES SELF TO THE FULLEST...TO THE ADMIRATION AND APPRECIATION OF OTHERS? AH...! I LOVE THE EXPRESSION - 'TRUFFLEING'...ITS INTENSE, PROBING, DEEP, PAINFUL, HAPPY, SAD AND SO FORTH AND SO ON, BUT IT IS ALWAYS...ALWAYS...BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE YOU, CHRISTINE...PLEASE, NEVER STOP BEING YOU. BUT THEN...HOW COULD YOU?! THEN YOU COULDN'T WRITE! AND THAT WOULD BE A GREAT LOST FOR ALL OF US WHO HAVE HAD THE BLESSING OF SHARING YOUR WONDERFUL GIFT. GOD BLESS YOU. KEEP THE FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser
so much honesty and humility in this piece, very touching and real. you're not pathetic however, i would have to argue that point with you. i think you express the desire of most to cast aside wordly distractions and pettiness, in order to be free from the bondage of self.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Too open? No. Pathetic? No. Please know that here at the Den
you are loved for the You of You and admired for the highly
creative music that flows from your pen, as demonstrated so
beautifully in Truffles. My old heart soars on the thought
of striding through the Champs-Elysee with you. -gene.
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci
Christine, You are beautiful on the inside and out! I love that you are open and that is why everyone loves you so much!! Beautiful writing my friend. :) HUGS
Reviewed by Andy Turner
Seya in the field! ; )
Reviewed by neerja gandhi
you are so sweet Christine and of course i doo love to be there* where there's no wrong-doing or right-doing... Nice write... A friend..neerja :))
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
I written something like this.
It's called 'True Friends"
Read it when you get some free time

Doug
Reviewed by John Domino
Dear Christine,
Out beyond ideas
of wrong-doing and right doing
There is a field.
Iíll meet you there.*
Yes, Me too!

John Michael
Reviewed by George Carroll
You speak from your heart and we all love you for that. God bless you

George
Reviewed by Laura Fall
A lovely and touching write as I am sure everyone at Ad feels the same for you in return as youíre a sweet person with such heart and it shows that you are truly an Angel around this den .Laura
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Ah, Christine, we all have that feeling of reaching out to others through our poetry. Speaking for me, you most definitely can have your reserved style and I understand what that means and I feel everyone else does also. This is a good, instructive and beautiful poem.
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