poet Janice Windle

Janice Windle

(for Dónall) Love Song

I sat
sweating in my July hat
your leg warm on mine,
your smile glowing near my cheek,
your song, that I fancied only I could hear,
opening my heart like a flower
to the sun.

“Come, come,
No harm can be done
If I sculpt with my hands
Your curving hips;
With my tongue, part
Your waiting lips;
Reframe your sexuality
So that it’s powered by
Our loving needs.”

And all the heated day
I’m falling, falling, falling,
believing you will catch me
in your soft net.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 27, 2008
Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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  • Rachel Butler (9/21/2009 3:29:00 PM)

    If I sculpt with my hands
    Your curving hips;
    With my tongue, part
    Your waiting lips;

    Rachl Ann Butler

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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (12/1/2008 4:58:00 PM)

    I am caught in your net.. I keep wanting to read and read.. and read.. its that good

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (9/11/2008 1:46:00 AM)

    A melodious love song, especially the the last stanza is nice.

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  • Original Unknown Girl (8/4/2008 8:26:00 AM)

    What can I say that already hasn't been said? 'Cept to say it must've been mighty fine love to have you in such a lather! What a gorgeous poem, I can feel the sparks flying between the two of you in this rendition of how it all happened. Divine penning Jan. HG: -) xx

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  • Donall DempseyDonall Dempsey (8/3/2008 10:08:00 AM)

    Hi! I'm back to worship at the shrine of the hat and the beautiful love you kept so shyly under it. My mind is reaching out its cold little hands and warming itself at your words. Such gentle gentleness gently infusing the thought in word and deed. Lucky man! Lucky man indeed!

    love Donall Donall

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  • Donall DempseyDonall Dempsey (8/2/2008 4:04:00 PM)

    I keep coming back to this...I am in love with this poem and want to elope with it. It hath me under its spell...fresh and direct as a kiss. It speaks to me...it speaks the language of love!
    Love sits upon you beautifully and you wear it well.

    love Donall Donall

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    Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black(8/16/2014 12:40:00 PM)

    There's nothing like true love that fits like two souls entwined..beautiful poem...

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  • Janice Windle (8/2/2008 8:44:00 AM)

    Oh Sid John Gardner, I have to reply to you - you've surely made a typo... you must mean MATCH of the day! And neither of us a football fan, either!

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  • Kris Smith (7/31/2008 2:45:00 PM)

    Truely beautiful Janice, easy to the eye and soft on the heart 10 Paris x

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (7/31/2008 3:34:00 AM)

    You catch the readers in your soft sensual poem net...a poet cum paiter you are, the lines give a visual effect to the write...10/10

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  • Sid John Gardner. (7/29/2008 5:16:00 PM)

    Catch of the day Janice? ....Nice hat.
    Sid.

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (7/29/2008 11:12:00 AM)

    Now, why on earth would I completely and utterly adore this beautiful piece? any ideas? just any remote idea at all? :) hugs, t x

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  • Gina Pisapia (7/29/2008 10:53:00 AM)

    Just so beautiful...won my heart over at once! So heavens knows what it did to the man it was written for. So perfect and precise in its little details that tell so much so that our heartbeat beats with your heartbeat and we too sweat and fall...sweat and fall...in love. I am in love with this poem...it's beautiful beyond belief.

    love GinaX

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  • Flora Gillingham (7/29/2008 9:24:00 AM)

    Sumptuously sensual! And so summery. I love it.

    Fx

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  • Onelia Avelar (7/29/2008 4:47:00 AM)

    Before to start reading I noticed the comments belowyour poem - and I knew, it has to be a sensual poem :) - the connoisseurs of the sensual and erotic poetry on this site have read it before me :) And I was right. The poem is very sensual, it is like charged. I join to the other who commented before me (with pleasure)

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  • Roger Cornish (7/28/2008 3:45:00 PM)

    I just love the simplicity of it.........................

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  • Dee Dee Wright (7/28/2008 11:23:00 AM)

    Mmmmm...lucky him! Lucky you!

    love Dee Dee Wright

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  • Donall DempseyDonall Dempsey (7/28/2008 5:00:00 AM)

    Oh Janice Janice! This is so beautiful...that's amore alright! From that lovely little awakard innocent sat/hat rhyme to the beautiful arabesques of thoughts and images that grace the mind after that with thier graceful and elegant parabola of beauty. You capture all the little intangible details in the net of love that so tellingly tell of its self and its delight. I love all the different degrees of heat from the sweating hat to the warm leg to the glowing smile...everything opening to the glorous sun of love. I adore the unspoken(yet still heard) refrain of 'Come come...no harm can be done...' and the promise of being able to fall knowing that you will be caught and held in arms that will love you. The beauty of the erotic lines are that they are also so tender and touching. And I love the affriming and re-affriming desire of sex to be used only in the purposes of love and all that it entails. This poem is the love that dares to speak its name in all its beautiful boldness and its tentative hopes that cling together like honeysuckle and wild woodbine. I hope that it grows and grows and that the love will flourish in both hearts. The poem is a beautifully sincere compliment to both yourself and your beloved. Long may such love reign!

    love Donall Donall

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