Romantic Poem for the Day

The weekend is here and so are the romantic words. Here is my latest poem.

This is christyb, presenting lines that frame a vision of happiness.

English: Foggy sunrise in San Francisco and Bu...

English: Foggy sunrise in San Francisco and Buteo jamaicensis with a mouse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Little Longer

Your inner sunrise
Wakes me up with a gentleness
That needs no alarm clock, as
Your lips dust my cheek and
Two words wipe me free of
Past nights full of dirt and pebbles.

Marry me, you whisper.

You ask me if
I want to lie here a little longer,
To feel a little fuller, and
I smile with the realization that
We control our bodily movements.

You turn the alarm clock off
With the same fingers that gently
Pushed my hair away from my ear,
Only moments ago, and the
Moments dance with ballet shoes that
Reach across arches of contentment.

As you reach toward me,
With arms that speak beyond words,
I realize that sundown can
No longer fall on my past, and
As your spirit falls within the
Edges of my heart, I realize that
I already know the choreography.

©2013 Christy Birmingham

Thanks to Jem Farmer for the “Inner sunrise” prompt that intrigued me so much.

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66 thoughts on “Romantic Poem for the Day

  1. rollyachabot

    Hi Christy… an amazing journey through a day starting with love… very well written and love the imagery.You turn the alarm clock off
    With the same fingers that gently
    Pushed my hair away from my ear,
    Only moments ago, and the
    Moments dance with ballet shoes that
    Reach across arches of contentment.

    Hugs from Alberta

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  2. Aquileana

    ►Hi Christy ►

    Beautiful poem…

    At first I can recognize an antithetical image, which is the sunrise in the first stanza & the sunset in the last one

    On one hand, Sun-up is linked to the rising of love and also with that ” Two words that wipe you free of those past nights full of dirt and pebbles”….

    Maybe these two words are just: “Good morning” (?).
    But I am pretty sure that they mean so much more as they are followed by a sort of marriage proposal in the second stanza…

    Sunrise is like falling in love without needing to wake up with that alarm clock on the bedside table… Like “dancing in arches of contentment”, as you say…

    On the other side “Sunset” is related with the sleep of oblivion…

    But it also- and this is the case- it can be related “with the fall on your past”, certainly a kind of fall or maybe a nightmare…

    However it arrives here that “as his spirit falls within the edges of heart you don´t longer will be falling (sharply) on it”…

    Past has been already left behind, and all what counts are that moments when gestures speak louder than words;

    Thanks for sharing, CB,

    Aquileana 🙂

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    PS: And talking about “dancing across arches of contentment”; I just can´t avoid sending you this song by Sting, “When we dance”:

    ►Lyrics: http://sting.com/discography/lyrics/lyric/song/275

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Aha, Amalia, you must read this one again… The ‘two words’ to which I refer are “marry me” which is the next stanza.. when you re-read the lines you will see the fit.

      Quite right about the sun rising along with the love… and the last stanza is a jump forward and back and to the present too… different measures of time, if you look closely at the words.

      Your introspection of the poem is lovely, intellectual and well-spoken. As Sting is a shared favorite, I thank you for including the song here too!

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      1. Aquileana

        ►Christy ►

        I got now the two words you were talking about. Just thought that there were “twice two words” here (ie: “Good Morning” first, and then “Marry Me”, as the marriage proposal is not properly included in the first stanza nor in the second one, but linking these two stanzas)…

        Glad you enjoyed my comment and that you ´ve found that I was right about sunrise & sunset here.

        And yes… I agree with you, Sting is in fact a favorite one and his lyrics are pure poetry… So well I guess he deserves to be here too… 🙂

        Thanks for sharing ;

        Aquileana 😉

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        1. Christy Birmingham Post author

          Yes, music is like poetry. I suppose that is why we both enjoy reading lyrics. I used to post music here at Poetic Parfait but I haven’t done that in a while… I may employ that method again in the future. Love to you! xo

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        2. Aquileana

          ►Hello Christy ►

          Great, you should do that…. Maybe in a more classic way also including U2, Sting,… what else, Sinatra (!), Peter Gabriel, Adele, Celine Dion, Kate Bush… well all those good ones…

          By the way you didn´t say anything about the two words said twice, once as “Good morning” and the other time as “Marry me”…

          Doesn´t my interpretation above make any sense for you?…

          Another beautiful song by Sting here for you, with love !

          Aquileana 😉

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        3. Christy Birmingham Post author

          Hi Amalia, Yes, I understand your interpretation of the ‘two words’ and was simply telling you where my mind was at as I wrote the poem. There is never an inaccurate interpretation 🙂 That is the great thing about poetry – there are many ways to read through the lines!
          Sting is a great start of the day here! Smiling with the music!

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  3. lscotthoughts

    Lovely romantic words, Christy, and your ending is just beautiful:
    As your spirit falls within the
    Edges of my heart, I realize that
    I already know the choreography.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my friend. xoxo

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  4. irinadim

    I love this tender line ,”Your lips dust my cheek” as you hear the two words that set you free of ” past nights full of dirt and pebbles”. Love is in the air again. The imagery is so beautiful throughout this poem full of love and hope. I was very moved. Wonderful poetry, Christy.

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  5. Tessa

    This truly is a beautiful romantic poem. It left me feeling warm, special and very appreciative of those close to me. It’s truly amazing where your poetry takes those that have the pleasure of reading it. LOL

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  6. Aquileana

    Hello Christy, my dear friend;

    Thanks for your comment on my last post …

    I was surprised in a good way.

    Above all, for your lovely words and also because you were the first one to stop by there.
    Happy International Peace Day & happy weekend to you!.

    I am sending you a beautiful adagio here.
    I wish you like it…

    Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: 2. Adagio:

    Peace & love to you;

    Aquileana 🙂

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Classic music for your beautiful soul to share here, Amalia! I love how music like this is timeless. It is emotion, confidence and beauty.

      How wonderful that I was the first one to comment at your site for the Keats post! I’m so happy about that. It is always great to see you here 🙂

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      1. Aquileana

        I am glad that you liked the Adagio…

        Yes I also thought it was neat to see your comment in the first place, mostly because you are a poet and that was a poetry post (Keats, nor less!!!)…

        And remember that it is always a pleasure for me to be here and to support your poetry not only because you are a great writer but because you are very good friend of mine 😉

        Cheers; Christy;

        Aquileana 🙂

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