Tony Jolley

Rookie (17th June 1958 / England)

About Your Skin - Poem by Tony Jolley

What is it about your skin?
I touch you and it is as natural as breathing,
As right as being
That I don’t even have to think about it.
It’s not about conscious or subconscious:
Just about us.

Wonder whether Adam knew Eve
With such insouciant tenderness:
Love in a unique completeness;
Whether what we feel has ever been felt
By anyone in this life, anywhere, anywhen.
Like being deep in a natural forest
Wondering whether anyone has ever set their foot
Beneath my soles,
If he or she had ever wondered whether
Anyone would ever follow in their footsteps: -
A virgin moment:
Unbroken snow
Stretching to History’s horizon
In all directions;
A whole world:
Our world;
Populated only by the desires of our hearts
And our limitless imaginations
Of the infinite possibilities
Of you
And me.

A whole world.
Our world.
My world.
Your skin.


Comments about About Your Skin by Tony Jolley

  • Rookie - 139 Points Cecil (cj) Krieger (3/25/2009 12:17:00 PM)

    Without a doubt... this is a wonderful peice of writing (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 3 Points Original Unknown Girl (2/24/2009 4:45:00 AM)

    Sigh... this is so tender, I'll bet your lady was aglow with happiness after she read this. The love very obviously glows from every word sewn together here. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 405 Points Colin Jeffery (7/16/2008 3:01:00 PM)

    You are indeed a poet of merit. Brilliant. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Viola Grey (7/10/2008 2:11:00 AM)

    I love that in this romance it feels as though you are the only ones who exsist...much like Adam and Eve...such beautiful notions written here...great work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Austen Bradford (7/8/2008 2:57:00 PM)

    This is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderfully sensual poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Wells (7/8/2008 1:55:00 PM)

    Still in love, eh? You old romantic. And good for you, that's what I say.
    Hey! ....when ya gonna answer my e-mails? ? ? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 8, 2008


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