Linda Marie Van Tassell
Biography of Linda Marie Van Tassell
I hope that in honing my craft as writer and poet, my voice will inspire people to see life as a perpetual journey that branches out into divergent paths of knowledge, challenge and discovery.
In all things may we discover one another, glance into the mirror of each other's soul, and recognize within all some small part of ourselves. We are one.
Have a happy day and thanks for visiting. I do hope we meet again.
Linda Marie Van Tassell Poems
Sunrise At The Beach
Once more - once only - I wish I could be soft as a zephyr in the morning light, warm, remembering, what you'll never see, what I gave and you lost without a fight.
A Daughter Deflowered
The Scene: a dark basement in the shadow of night where dirty, perverted things are done out of sight. His stealthy, secret visits are furtively made by the torch of his eyes and the tip of his spade.
The morning is moist with ocean spray. The islands, they twist around the bay; and across them all, my eyes have scanned - the rocky cliffs and the buttes of sand.
A Mirage (Serpentine Verse)
Under a nectarine sky, the wheel stopped spinning under intense pressure as the cloud turned into a woman with intense dark eyes, hidden behind her golden veil, trimmed with dark lace, dangling with shimmering crystals; and the lace,
A Night In The Arms Of Forever
It was the first time in years that we saw each other anew. As you sat listening to music, I snuck up behind you; and I wrapped my arms around your shoulders, being such a flirt. The chocolate velvet of my dress against the cotton of your shirt.
Only A Shirt
Only a shirt - I hold it embrace it
Ode To Datura
Sweet scent is blasting through trumpet flowers, the narcotic breath of beauty and bane. From Shiva's chest they sprang, pale faces rose. Krîm Krîm Krîm - magical power demesne.
Come! Give me your thoughts that have wandered far and long in the realm of green meadows and the daisies' song of love-me, love-me-not petals that shed their tears beneath the hope of your touch and the joy of years.
Blue Moon Lover
Misty verge of softened skies still hovers and makes no sound. A dreamer's feast feeds my eyes as my lover circles 'round.
Enough For Me
You give me your love, which is a flowering rose. The most beautiful rose in all the world to see. I nurture it carefully and watch as it grows within the quiet shadow of the earth's great tree.
Naked Pearl Of Lust (Triple Acrostic)
My kisses miss your sweet kisses; and when I'm lonely, I yearn for your open arms. Now, my life is an anathema, hardly worth the mention nor open for debate. No great gem ever glows without the light. When the moon shines over sea,
Among The Faithless
I went to church on Sunday to give praise unto the Lord, and I found myself worshipping among the faithless hoard. O! They dressed the part, gave their tithes, and even shook my hand. The preacher spoke of love and life, of God's great Promise Land.
Lady Green Leaves
Roll me like thunder across the bed of the skies, and bring down the stars and light them within my eyes. Drown me in the river of love's tormented loss. Only when I drown, will I find my way across.
Autumn In My Heart
A seed of sorrow is cast aside. A wish is spun on a leafy bough. Summer rides upon the crystal tide, and the wind is a part of me now.
I long to wear you like a softly-scented cologne,
to smell your essence around me when I'm all alone,
to inhale you with each breath from the moment I wake,
to taste you on the wind with every step I take.
I long to wear you like a satin or velvet glove,
to run your hands across my skin, yearning for your love,
feel you play my body like a harpist on his strings,
lightly touching my flesh with the brush of angel wings.