surrounded in a cloud of light blue
sleeping with warming visions of you
trailing through the vast desert for days
licking yearning lips, as I am thinking of ways
of indulging all your deepest desires, guarding my pace
while gently caressing every square inch of your beautiful face
The Dual Faces of Love
seeking you among the red dunes
promises shallow like an arid pond
or a forgotten creek that dries aloft
life withering that once blossomed within
surrounding yourself in shadows of bleak blue
hence my lonely thoughts of that once honest you
61 thoughts on “The Dual faces of love”
You’ve such a beautiful gift Joni, and you use it to compose such lovely verses, passionate, deep and so meaningful. Your poetry paints and sculpts true works of art. Cheers and love to you both from us here in Spain. Wishing you a great weekend!
Oh thank you so much Francisco. Your words are so thoughtful and mean so much. Truly thank you. Cheers and love received and sending a bunch back from the two of us. You two have a wonderful and blessed weekend. Love ❤️ Joni
You are very welcome Joni, we both love your poetry very much. And we thank you 😊and wish you both all the best!
🤗❤️🦋💝Please give Gül a big hug for me. Love ❤️ Joni
Thank you 😊, she sends you a big hug 🤗 too! 💓
Love the concept of sharing diametric views on a subject while wonderfully weaving them together. Great poetry, Jonikins!
Thank you Brad. Your words are always a treat to my ears. What a lovely comment. Thank you so much. Love ❤️ Jonikins
Longing vs loss? Or change? Such beautiful words that seek, then remember.
Colleen thank you for reading my wise friend and your kind words. Hope you have a great weekend. Perhaps a mountain to climb? Be safe and sending my love, Joni 🤗❤️💕
Passion, sorrow, longing and love. These emotions bleed from your words. Yes, love has two faces. One soft, one harsh. And both coexist. It just depends on which emerges stronger. Lovely writing, Joni! 🙂
Thank you very much for reading and this lovely comment. Yes, you are right there is always a little trial here and there with love. Have an amazing weekend Terveen. 🤗❤️
You have a great weekend too. Joni. 🙂
There always seems to be a flip slide. Wonderful poem, Joni.
Thank you Tim so much for your kind comment. The B side right. Hope you two are staying out of trouble. 🤗❤️
An interesting style Joni. Showing there are two sides to every photo, story and relationship. Well done. Hope all is well with you. Allan 🤗🤗
Thank you Allan for your kindness. We are hanging in there. We are finally going to make a trip next month to see my daughter and our grandchildren. It has been to long. We will fly direct, and quarantine for a few days, then visit our family in Kirkland, WA. Even with the vaccine we must be careful. I am very excited about seeing everyone. Hope you two are both well also. Sending big hugs and love to you and yours. ❤️🤗Joni
Good for you. We are not yet brave enough to fly, perhaps next year. Enjoy your family time, it is precious. 🤗❤
My daughter bought us first class tickets, and still that is scary. I have had the booster because of a condition I have. We are so careful everywhere we go. Moderna booster was approved on Wednesday by the FDA. Hopefully everyone will be approved for that too as well. 🤗❤️
Lovely, happy, sad poem. The feelings that are evoked are precious. So glad you are going to see family. Have fun and stay safe. ❤❤❤
Brenda thank you for reading and for always being so gracious. Yes we have been vaccinated fully and we will quarantine near Seattle before visiting. I am so excited. We will mostly be with my daughter and our grandchildren. I wanted to tell you that your stories are very interesting and I think I enjoy them so much because they remind me of a time when people could have fun without technology. Looking forward to the next one. Sending my love. You stay safe with your family as well. 🤗❤️💕🌺
Quite a drastic contrast between the two poems, but both beautifully written! ❤️
Thank you so much Ingrid for reading and for your kind comment. I think we artist of words feel things passionately. I believe often when we are in love that we are incredibly zealous and when we are hurt we are deeply hurt. Perhaps that is just my experiences. Have a wonderful weekend. Love ❤️ Joni
Speaking from my experience, I believe you are right ❤️
We are sensitive creatures and likely most of us wear our hearts on our sleeves. Thank you Ingrid. You should consider reading more poetry on line as you have a lovely voice. ❤️
That is very kind, Joni: thank you for reminding me that I promised someone a recording of one of my poems! 😊
You have such a lovely voice which adds to the beauty of the prose. It makes for a beautiful combination. ❤️
I love the duality of this post Joni which is so beautiful dear Joni my friend that’s not so far away! Love your passion for poetry and life and love my friend! 💖
Thank you sweetie. You and your family stay safe. Love ❤️ you. 🤗❤️💕🌹
I will and you too!!! 💖
Beautiful juxtaposition honeybun. Both poems are wonderful.
Thank you so much Button, I appreciate your reading and your lovely comment. Love is an easy thing in which to write multiple comparisons. At times love is like a season blowing in and blowing out, especially when we are very young. Sending you lots of love, hugs and prayers. love you honeybun xoxoxoxo
“Hence my lonely thoughts of that once honest you” this was such a heartbreaking line 💔
Oh thank you so very much for that thoughtful comment. It is sad when some one you love is not honest. I see that you agree. Thank you again. Hugs and love to you and your beloved. Joni
Smiling within and without while reading you, dear Joni. The longing, sensuality, love, and beauty in your verse is always so elegant and loving. Beautiful. Much love and many hugs. 🥰❤️xoxoxo
So glad I found this is my pending folder. What a very lovely comment Jeff. Thank you very much my friend. Much love and many hugs to you as well. xoxoxoxo Joni
I’m glad you found it too. You’re most welcome, Joni. Always. ❤️🥰 Thank you for the love and hugs. May you have the most blissful evening. xoxoxo
Jeff you are a sweetheart. I am working on having a lovely evening. Thanks for being such a kind friend Jeff. ❤️🤗
Wonderful poem for the weekend. It’s a mixture of beauty, sadness, memory, and hope. What a nice diversion to our weekend routine.
Oh thank you so much for your very gracious words. Thank you for reading my friend and I am so glad you liked it. Have an amazing day. Love ❤️ Joni
I can feel the pain and the love in your written words. Beautifully written Joni and so lovely to read <3 Have an amazing week ahead
Oh thank you Henrietta for your lovely words. They are so appreciated. I hope you have an amazing week as well. Love and blessings to you and your loved ones. ❤️🤗🙏🦋
Thank you so much 🤗❤️
Ahhhhh. And….sigh. Hello, beautiful Joni!!! This is so lovely….heartbreaking, but lovely!!! Thank You! Sending You the HUGEST hugs!!! Love You! 🤗💖💐🎉🧚🏽❤️😊
Thank you so very much my dear Katy. Sending you lots of love and hugs. So happy. 🤗❤️🌹💝🦋
My absolute pleasure, sweet Lady!!! 🤗❤️😊💐💖🧚🏽😊
Sad but true. Love all too often has two faces.
It is sad isn’t it. When we get to heaven we will experience true and pure love for the first time. I do think animals love us unconditionally. I believe that we will be able to talk to animals in heaven. There are so many things to look forward too. You are such a beautiful soul Anna and I am so grateful for having met you. Sending you hugs and gratitude for your precious friendship. Love ❤️ Joni
You have beautifully brought out the contradictions and complexities of love in this poem!
Thank you so much for your very thoughtful and kind comment. Please forgive the late response. This was in my pending folder, hence the late thank you. I really do appreciate your kindness. Love and hugs to you and your loved ones. Joni xoxoxoxo
No worries about the late response. It was a pleasure reading this poem!
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kindness. Have a truly blessed day. xoxoxoxo
Amazing!! You are so talented my friend, loved this!🥰💕
Thank you dear Tiffany for your kind words they always mean so much. Sending lots of love and hugs your way. xoxoxox