Gifts of Love

Written by Joni – Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger (unsplash)

your heart’s chamber bleeds into mine
rare its color, like the yellow cardinal
caressing unsung spaces and introducing virgin treasures
a lock of my red hair you wear around your neck
bracelets made from dried forget me knots, and lavender
inside your pocket a song I wrote, stained with a captured tear
the hat you wore so many years ago when we first met
rubbing it over my breast, so my natural smells would hold you captive
closing my dark green eyes, I see your furrowed brow, a map of life
musk, sandalwood, and eucalyptus oil breathes life into my skin
touches made with strong hands, gently, still hold your scent
your muscular jaw stands out like rugged tree branches
lingering our breaths meet in a gentle breeze, and turn into white lilies
the clouds flee like cottonwood seeds, as our lilies seal the sky, with our gift of love

44 thoughts on “Gifts of Love

  1. A beautiful poem where we can see love captured and relived in the smallest things like a scent or a locket of hair. Lusciously written with great visuals and a heaping of hopelessly romantic. Well done, Jonikins!

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    1. Oh thank you Brad. You melt my heart with your kind words. Yes indeed I am an extreme romantic person.

      “Lusciously written with great visuals and a heaping of hopelessly romantic.”

      Thanks again Brad for your gracious support. It has always meant so much.

      Love coming your way dear friend. Hugs too. ❤️💕🤗🤗 Jonikins

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    1. Thank you my dear friend. I hope your sweetie is feeling better. I hope the storms and rain are minimal so she feels better. Not fun to be aching from weather’s barometric pressure. Please give her my best.
      Love ❤️ Joni

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  2. My dearest honeybun, you painted a splendid scene of love with your words. Every word resonates in my soul. Such a joy to read this magnificent piece: colors, bracelets, the breath of a lover.
    Splendid.
    Sending you a lot of love.
    G(Button)
    xoxo

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    1. Good morning dearest Button,
      Thank you so much for reading, I don’t know how you find the time but I am so grateful to hear from you. Your words are like sprinkles of gold my friend. I am surrounded right now.

      “Such a joy to read this magnificent piece: colors, bracelets, the breath of a lover.”

      I am delighted you enjoyed this poem, sweet Button, this makes me smile.

      You are certainly on my mind – your beautifully written piece “Son of The Desert” up for vote for publication of the month on Spillwords (so exciting) and all that must be on your busy plate.

      My heart goes out to you and all the teachers and universities professors, like yourself, having to adjust to the challenge of changing the way they help prepare our leaders of tomorrow. Also on my mind are the students and how they are affected.

      I know you are up for the task, just so busy. Thank you for your love my friend. Don’t forget to sleep. I am sending back lots of love and lullabies to put you to sleep at night.

      Yours,
      (J) Honeybun 🤗💕❤️🌸🌺😘

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    1. Oh thank you dear Shanyu for your kind words. It means a lot to me my friend.

      “There’s some stunning imagery that envelops me. Really really beautiful.”

      Your words make my morning. Blessings to you and all your loved ones my friend. Love ❤️ Joni

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  3. I did like the below lines dear Joni.
    “your muscular jaw stands out like rugged tree branches
    lingering our breaths meet in a gentle breeze, and turn into white lilies
    the clouds flee like cottonwood seeds, as our lilies seal the sky, with our gift of love”
    They are so good. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.

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    1. My husband is my inspiration for this poem. Thank you Katy I am so glad you liked the line about muscular jaws. One of the first things I noticed about my husband when we meet were his strong muscular jaws. So glad you enjoyed this piece. Have a blessed day my friend. Love to you 💕❤️🌺 Joni

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  4. My dearest Joni,
    This piece is splendid. So heartfelt and extremely beautiful. Your verses are whispers of a warm breeze on a chilly evening.

    “musk, sandalwood, and eucalyptus oil breathes life into my skin”
    No words are enough to describe the beauty your poem holds♥️♥️♥️

    “our lilies seal the sky, with our gift of love”
    Gorgeous. Enthralling💗💗

    Sending love, hugs and sunshine❤
    Have a splendid and joyous week dear!!
    Ishita❣

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    1. Hello my friend hope all is well with you. I want to thank you with all my heart for all the kind words and support dear Ishita.

      “Your verses are whispers of a warm breeze on a chilly evening.”

      What a wonderful compliment my friend. Thank you for your love and hugs I got them my friend. Love to you dearest Ishita. Have a blessed week my friend. 🤗💕❤️🌸🌺 Joni

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