Monday, July 11, 2011

Stealing Time for Love

Little I ask
my wants are few*
no money do I beg for
only time with you.

Is that enough
our love to feed anew?
Thy breath I feel upon my skin
let’s steal an hour or two.

@laurie kolp

Prompt Inspiration: Carry On Tuesday

*Little I ask, my wants are few: the first line of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ poem Contentment


Unknown said...

Spending time with the loved one is heavenly.

gsb3 said...

The structure and language of your poem ring on Shakespeare, yet the contemporary comes through, too. Perhaps if Shakespeare were alive today he might write something like this. : )

Everyday Goddess said...

a blissful read!

Nara Malone said...

THe longing for the feel of a lover's breath against the skin is such a perfect image of love's little wants.

Anonymous said...

"Thy breath," such a fetching phrase. This was beautifully crafted, and to the point... just as spontaneous as the best lovers are.

I honestly didn't know that OW Holmes wrote poetry! Thanks for teaching me something new. Peace, Amy

Victoria said...

Sounds like good priorities. The people we love are the most important.

andy sewina said...

Phew, sometimes time's the most precious thing.

Unknown said...

Ah, companionship with a loved one... Love it!

Anonymous said...

I like the ambiguity of this one: is she blissful or desperate?

Nicely done.

Anna :o] said...

Dreamy read.

Anna :o]

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Anonymous said...

a subtle sensuality ~ just a hint. i love this! ♥

Whitesnake said...

give me a lifetime!