09 February 2011


My darling, you are more beautiful than the verses of love within my humble, nostalgic poems.

Tell me…what else can I give to you, except this unconditional love from my heart?

Beneath the flowers of the heart, the silence among their beauty can be heard through the open eyes of two lovers looking at each other.

Sit with me before a holy fire and allow yourself to become mesmerized by the enchantment of our hearts, as we reach for the same pleasurable desires.

Who can really solve the mysterious riddles of love, when they keep the heart spellbound, through open eyes staring into a lonely mirror?

In your courtyard, let me be the one to stand beside you, as you water the flowers of freedom living to beautify your world.

With deep love is how I look at you through open eyes and when they are closed, I still see your beautiful face granting me all of my heavenly wishes.

My darling, just like a picture of words expresses sweet love in the absolute sense, so my poems are revealed to you...through open eyes.

*Modified artwork by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, wikipaintings.org
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  1. I find this poem to be both captivating as well as sensual. As with most of your poems you have a way of asking permission and not taking for granted the love she can give to you. I like the phrase which says, "Futhermore, sit with me before a holy fire and allow yourself to become mesmerized by the enchantment of our hearts, as we reach for the same pleasurable desires." Words like these can make any woman desire reading more of your words of desires.

  2. Tell me…what else can I give to you, except this unconditional love from my heart?

    Does unconditional Love really exist?
    The beauty of poetry is whether it exists or not is irrelevant. Words put together with a poets intent are like little lifelines to the broken hearted.

  3. It's Ironic, I was reading this poem when this one line stood out in perhaps a little bit of a different context then you may have originally intended when you wrote it:

    "With deep love is how I look at you through open eyes, and when they are closed, I (*will) still see your beautiful face granting me all of my heavenly wishes."

    In light of the Love that was witnessed between your two friends I could imagine "Him" whispering this line to "Her" His Beloved...while waiting for death to steal her from him.

    And this... Andy is the beauty of what you write.Words that are so profound they can fit Life as well as Death.

  4. To Ariana,

    Yes.....I agree....upon further reflection, I can see how a parallel can be drawn between the original context of this poem and how you are interpreting it today. Very astute on your part! Thank you for the great feedback.

  5. Hello Ruthi,
    I'm sorry I didn't reply to you sooner.

    Since I was a young boy, my mother always told me there was no harm in asking. She said it was better to ask than to take or steal. I think I have carried that over into life.

    I love your feedback! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

  6. Wow! This just left me speechless! Such profound emotions and not to mention, such heart-felt wording! This is just lovely!

  7. Sincere and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Welcome back Jay. I'm touched by your reactions. Thanks for coming by.

    Hello Aaron Davis: Nice of you to visit. I appreciate the comment.

  9. Your poetry pieces do not adhere to the conventional norms of poetry writing and it's indeed a fresh change to look for. There are couplets instead which are significant in their own unique ways and further make road for the succeeding couplets. The wordplay is amazing.

  10. For mihirvatsa:
    Smiling...I don't write according to any poetry norms and I don't think you'll find my style in any textbook. I guess you could say I'm a rogue!

    Thanks all the same for commenting. I appreciate you stopping to write. Hope you'll come back in the future.

  11. Andy I find it amazing that in all your poems you seem to find yet another epic way to voice love. Fantastic stuff as usual!

  12. by the way didn't realise you had follows section at the bottom of your page so I'm following now :-D
    Good work changing link text colour - so much better.

  13. So romantic! Nicely done, my friend.

  14. Hello Andy (Mcdonald): Welcome to the Community. I've also added myself as a follower to your blog.

    Thanks for the heartwarming comment. Smiling...I've crowned myself "King of Romance", so I have to keep upping the level to retain my title (laugh).

    Thanks also for the suggestion about the link color...the new one is easier on the eyes.

    Happy reading and see you again soon.

  15. Welcome back mairmusic. I appreciate your commnents. Thanks for coming by.

  16. You've been to my blog "Through the Eye's of a Poet's Heart". Something I find you possess; a poet's heart. You write that aspect as well as I've seen. I appreciate your vision.

  17. Hello Walt, I don't study writing or writing styles, I just write. To receive feedback from so many people who are that much more skilled at writing than myself is beyond humbling.

    Thank you for the compliment. It means a lot to me.

  18. open minded passion is divine.
    you made it.
    keep loving and being loved.
    your poetry rocks.

  19. Hello Jingle. Passion in any form is indeed divine.
    Thanks for the lovely comments.

    Thank you for providing the space for us to showcase our words. You're always very encouraging to us.

  20. How romantic, especially the opening lines :) I love writing poetry, but I'd always feel its my first love.. To give a girl more love than words, well that girl would be THE girl I think. Wonderfully written :)

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  21. Romantic, as always;) Your poems remind me of this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEmhhJuMXR0

  22. To Leo: Words, especially of love, can be the sweetest sound to the ear.
    Thank you for the nice comments and for stopping by.

    To magdalenahermanstories: WoW! Deepak Chopra...This is high praise indeed!
    Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

  23. WOW! Such love, such warmth. What a lucky person you have there.

  24. The riddles of love.... Another romantic one, gorgeous words...stunning.

  25. To funnygirllola: Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm fortunate to have peace and contentment in life. Thanks so much for coming by.

    To Eclipse: Thanks for coming by Eclipse.

    Your new collection has some outstanding work. Of course your own writing is impeccable. I'm really enjoying my visits there & try to return as much as possible.

  26. Hello bttrflyscar. Thanks for coming by. I appreciate your comment.

  27. Enchanting and beautiful =)

  28. To mindlovemisery, Thank you. I appreciate your comment.

  29. "Passion and love combine in beautiful ways
    making you the king of romance just as you say"

  30. I love your romantic style Andy... writting about love needs this special touch...

  31. An extremely romantic piece utilizing choice words as a means to enter the reader's heart. Very well done!

  32. You are the lover's lover of love poems.

  33. Hello visitors:

    @ Butterflies of time: Welcome back. Smiling...I'm just being playful by calling myself the "King of Romance".
    Thank you all the same for the warm sentiments.

    @ sam: Hello again Samer. Too often we take love for granted. Love is a beautiful gift which needs to be cherished and nurtured.
    Thank you for coming back. I appreciate it.

    @ Kay: Hello and welcome. The heart is where it all happens (smile). Thank you for coming by.

  34. For booguloo: Hello Michael. Thank you for the nice compliment.
    Love and romance sleep within my inward parts. It's all I see when I sit to write.
    I appreciate you coming by.

  35. Beautiful write - it is utterly divine to read one who is thoroughly entrenched in the romantic viewpoint of life and can express it as fantastic as this

  36. Welcome back abthomas.
    Life is what you make it. Who knows what tomorrow will bring. I just try to embrace whatever life throws my way, whether it's good or bad.

    Thank you for the gracious comment. I truly appreciate it.

  37. My darling, you are more beautiful than the verses of love within my humble, nostalgic poems........

    They are so romantic n fantastic too!

    Eyes are windows to soul.. reading yours here..

    hugs xxx

  38. My dear Olivia...smiling...you are most kind. Life and love can sometimes be unkind, but you'll always find love and romance in this little neck of the woods.
    Thank you for coming. It's always nice to see you.

  39. You are caressing your lover with your words, gently urging her to share hearts and desires before a holy fire. Very romantic and well written.

  40. For Dan: Smiling..."caressing your lover with your words", sounds like you might be in the romance market too!
    Thanks for coming by. I appreciate the nice comment.

  41. I don't know what I can say that hasn't already been said. Sensual, beautiful, wonderful imagery. I read it twice over. Thank you for this piece.

    Ms. Queenly

  42. Welcome Ms. Queenly.
    Thank you for the lovely sentiments. It's always nice to hear not only from returning, but also new visitors.
    Thanks for coming by.

  43. Andy you are quite the poet and gentleman. Your poetry is certainly lovely and I know with over 1000 poems you should be a published poet, in fact, you already are. Jingle and Thursday Poets Rally and Haiku Heights are wonderful venues for your beautiful verse. Stay Creative Friend.

  44. Hello Wellspring Of The Soul: What a nice thing to say. I agree about the venues...they are indeed great places to showcase our work, read others & interract.

    Thank you, John, for taking the time to write such warm sentiments.

  45. nicely written :)

  46. Hello blackswanpoetry. Thank you for taking the time to visit.

  47. What can I say ...
    romantic .... fantastic!!!

  48. This poem is... captivating; resonating. It embodies all that is beautiful in a relationship so pure but stained by the "what if" aspect and a sense of regret. The man in the poem begs for the woman to be his... already showing ownership over her by stating "my darling," yet then concludes the phrase with the word "nostalgic." The man has lost the woman that he loves, yet feels a sense of connection to her to this day. Perhaps I am reading a bit too into this poem, but it is beautiful.

  49. For Meiro: Nice of you to return again, Meiro. I appreciate you taking the time to write.

    For Rani Chatrath: Welcome to my blog.

    The man in this poem is reflecting on a love that is not yet his. He is very poor and has nothing to offer her except his love and his treasured poems.

    It's always interesting to see the many different interpretations of my poems.

    Thank you so much for the feedback.
    I hope you will come by again in the future.

  50. Hi Andy,
    I'm fine and thanks for stopping by in my blog and passing your kind words. I've not been blogging for a while and had a little time to check over your blog. I just got through one of your works then.
    First of all, let me congratulate you, for this beautiful work...
    and let me tell you, i read this poem a lot of times and i doubt it stole my heart... :)
    Captivating, sensual and well expressed... Loved it so much...

    "Tell me…what else can I give to you, except this unconditional love from my heart?"

    "With deep love is how I look at you through open eyes and when they are closed, I still see your beautiful face granting me all of my heavenly wishes."

    Best wishes,

  51. Hello Hanan. I understand you're busy which makes it all the more special that you're taking the time to write.

    I love to write romantic pieces. Sometimes they'll be sad, other times happy, but the underlying theme is always about love and romance. When I sit to write, my muse just takes over and my thoughts flow to my pen.

    Thank you for coming. It always makes me happy whenever I get feedback from my readers.

    My best wishes to you to, Hanan.