Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

I love you best of all... Poem by Alison Cassidy

...when you settle the cat
companionably beside you
and stroke his soft fur
with your beautiful hands.

...when the Wizard of Id
tickles your fancy
and unleashes a roar
from the depths of your belly.

...when Sinatra sings
'only the lonely'
and your face crumples
like a paper napkin.

Submitted: Sunday, October 28, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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  • Rookie - 26 Points Fiona Davidson (5/2/2009 3:26:00 AM)

    This is a stunning tribute to love Alison...excellent writing...Fi 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ursula Tillmann (4/23/2008 1:05:00 AM)

    Wonderful - love the simplicity with depth.
    And thanks for your lovely comments. Keep on writing! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elizabeth T. (1/14/2008 3:17:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem with great analogies. Thank you for the kind comment.
    Much love,
    Elizabeth (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Meggie Gultiano (12/1/2007 6:26:00 PM)

    Short and simply written but says it all. magnificent is best suited to this piece of yours, Allie as all your other works.
    Meggie (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,295 Points David Harris (11/11/2007 4:05:00 PM)

    Allie, what a lovely love poem written here. Your images evoke some lovely scenes. Top marks and thank for sharing this my friend.
    David (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Robert Howard (11/11/2007 2:29:00 PM)

    Another lovely scene. One year my brother and I got each other copies of Sinatra's album called 'Only the Lonely' for Christmas. I can hear 'Angel Eyes' now. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R H (11/8/2007 6:57:00 AM)

    Tender, warm and loving... a love poem penned straight from the heart... Justine xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (11/3/2007 9:48:00 PM)

    A modern love poem of the highest quality. It stands comparison with many fine pennings of the past. Superb write, Alison.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (11/3/2007 7:06:00 AM)

    Holding the feeling, capturing those gems that sparkle so bright, then expressing them all in this wonderful write
    Take care Alison
    Wonderfully rich words indeed
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - -1 Points Ivan Donn Carswell (11/2/2007 1:03:00 AM)

    The economy of word and the sharpness of imagery enhances a grand poem. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raveendran . (11/1/2007 12:05:00 AM)

    Love energy gushing out beautifully from the depths, and in the light becoming poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,219 Points Jerry Hughes (10/29/2007 11:22:00 PM)

    If I didn't know you'd written this about moi I'd be jealous, thanks a bunch... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 145 Points Nimal Dunuhinga (10/29/2007 4:46:00 PM)

    Tenderly described of the greatest love from a soft heart! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (10/28/2007 4:00:00 AM)

    Touchingly perceived, tenderly scribed perceptions of the softness within Allie. t x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 177 Points Theodora Onken (10/28/2007 3:07:00 AM)

    Love your vignettes Allie, they are totally eye captivting and mind bending!
    Theo (Report) Reply

  • Rookie x... x... (10/28/2007 2:19:00 AM)

    Out of site magnificent descriptives in here....'when your face crumples like a paper napkin.' My goodness, you are yet another real poet on here not just one who writes them like me...Kudos to you for this is simply grand........marci.xo (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Leonard Daranjo (10/28/2007 1:54:00 AM)

    'and your face crumples
    like a paper napkin.'

    Beautiful! ! ! You have such a sweet way of capturing the simplest things of life and dressing them up in a charming manner before offering it to your readers. It makes one wonder 'Why didn't I think of it' but then again, there lies art. It is what every great artist - be it a poet, musician, painter or sculptor - does.

    You appear rarely on this site but, eeach time you do, you scatter in your path, a fistful of precious gems.

    Take care (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elysabeth Faslund (10/28/2007 1:44:00 AM)

    Three vignettes of love and that special beauty that flows from your eyes to color your world with love...absolutely slices of time captured and forever held.xxxElysabeth (Report) Reply

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