Lynn W. Petty

Gold Star - 5,168 Points (3/29/28 / Newport Beach, California)

The Honeymoon - Poem by Lynn W. Petty

We stepped across the threshold, she and I,
Her body seemed so weightless pressed to mine.
The setting sun had haloed her dark hair,
A tender, loving warmth had filled her eyes.
Her words had rhapsodized within my mind,
'Alone, my own, alone for all of time.'
Sweet sounds of marriage filled those vacant rooms,
Our joy reverberated wall to wall.
Life's visions, hopes, its promises fulfilled
Through expectations of our youthful dreams.
The day had passed, now evening turned to dark,
She wore a black and lacy negligee.
I lifted her, I held her to my chest,
Her yielding body trembled with assent.

Holding each other that reverent night,
Smell of fresh linen, soft patter of rain.
Merging of flesh, indissolubly one,
Piercing the veil to the sanctum of life.
Soaring to heights on a thermal of love,
Spatial dimensions unmeasured by time.

A vast, sweet rush of silence covered us,
Enveloped, intertwining souls rose up
Ascending on a silver cord of bliss.
The night had spoken, dawn had broken clear,
Expectancy had filled the sunlit sky.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Form: Free Verse


Comments about The Honeymoon by Lynn W. Petty

  • Chinedu Dike (6/12/2017 7:47:00 PM)


    The overwhelming bliss of honeymoon is aptly captured in the poem. Beautiful piece of poetry elegantly brought forth with conviction. Thanks for sharing Lynn. (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (4/30/2017 2:32:00 PM)


    Lynn has SEVEN POEMS in a series: The Honeymoon, How Beautiful is Woman Full With Child, A Father, My Son, Childhood, Brass Rings, and then….. No Monarch, She..'
    ………………in that order.
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  • Bri Edwards (4/30/2017 2:26:00 PM)


    Lynn has six more in a series: 'How Beautiful is Woman Full With Child, ' 'A Father, ' 'My Son, ' 'Childhood, '
    'Brass Rings, ' and then' No Monarch, She..'

    in that order.

    in that order.
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  • Bri Edwards (4/30/2017 1:48:00 PM)


    in case i neglected to send this to MyPoemList, i shall now.

    in a message today i told Lynn that i would put this and succeeding poems in his 'series of 7' into the May showcase. i forgot to consider its length. the length i want in my new showcase format is between 20-25 lines. i will stretch a bit for exceptional circumstances. i will also shorten poems to fit [with the consent of the poet]. i doubt Lynn would like me to shorten this and, frankly, i think it would be a (minor) crime to do so.

    but, WAIT! this poem DOE fit my length-'rule'. so i SHALL use it in May.

    BUT, AGAIN, in future months, if any of the remaining six in the series are 'too long', I'll make a special note, within the showcase, for readers..... especially those who lean towards poems about LOVE! ....to look at the 'next poem in the series'. i'm not sure if i'll remember, so reminders are welcome! !
    perhaps that will bring readers your way. AND, if i remember! , i'll use whatever poems i find in your 7-part series which are 'not too long'.

    as you explained to me in your recent message, you would like the series read in numerical order (though the poems are not numbered on PH) .

    A SUGGESTION: LEAVE a Poets Note at each poem's page to indicate the existence of the other six and your intention that they be read 'in order'. and GIVE THE TITLES, accurately.

    you could also combine all 7 poems into one huge super-poem, like a novella with chapters, and post under one
    overall title on PH, leaving the 7 on individual pages of PH as they are now.

    bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (6/1/2016 8:44:00 PM)


    Wow! ! ! ! This does NOT sound like any honeymoon I've had, and I've had a few.

    You are either a very lucky fellow, a hopeless romantic, OR both! I don't really know what the hopeless means HERE. I DO know what hopeless means in general. Remember, I said I have had a few honeymoons.

    Typically, I do not care for love poems, but this is a doozy!

    Bri :)

    HEY! I DO NOT SEE THE SUBMIT BUTTON! ! ! Oh, there it is...finally.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 24, 2016



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