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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I Brush Her Hair

I brush her hair
because it relaxes her,

and I am transfixed
as I watch the waves
of long silken honeygold
sway with each stroke
of my hand
at my command
like a sorcerer-king.

I silently marvel
at my good fortune
as she watches the TV
unaware of my rapture,

thousands and thousands
of strands
each one
beautiful,
perfect,
strong.

I pray
my luck holds out
and that I am given
one day with her

for every hair on
her head.

38 comments:

  1. What a love poem! To be loved that much would be amazing.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. It is amazing to love someone so much.

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  2. Oh, goodness. This is touching, sensuous, and sexy as hell.
    I LOVE:
    "and I am transfixed
    as I watch the waves
    of long silken honeygold
    sway with each stroke
    of my hand
    at my command
    like a sorcerer-king."

    I hope you've shared this for the "waves" prompt over at Poets United today. It's perfect.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and the prompt idea.

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  3. Oh my lord..! Never knew love could be this passionately portrayed as in this beautiful poem..!

    and I am transfixed
    as I watch the waves
    of long silken honeygold
    sway with each stroke
    of my hand

    Loved it..beautifully written :D
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you, this is how I feel with her.

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  4. The best love poem I've read in a long time.

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    1. Thank you for such high praises.

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  5. So beautiful and moving, my friend. I hope that for you too.

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    1. Thank you. Yes I am truly blessed.

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  6. Wow! I am moved by the service, the imagery, the love. May your hope come true! That and more!

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    1. Thank you. Everyday with her is a blessing.

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  7. I saw a man brush a woman's hair on the beach when I was about 18. It is one of those memories that merit a poem. It is fascinating how we all express our love differently. Lovely poem.

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    1. Thanks, for my wife, it's catnip.

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  8. What a sensual love poem! I don't think the narrator is being entirely honest when he says he brushes because it relaxes her though😉

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    1. It *does* relax her - Me, on the other hand...

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  9. This is just beautiful, Mosk! Such lovely sentiments. She is so lucky to have someone to brush her hair with so much love, and you are so fortunate to have someone you feel this way about.

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    1. I would've never guessed this unless she told me.

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  10. What a beautiful love poem! What a gorgeous image!

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  11. a honeyed love poem..full of sweetness :)

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  12. This is the most incredibly romantic thing ever!

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    1. Tell that man of yours to get the hairbrush...

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  13. I love it when my husband strokes my hair. Your poem is amazingly beautiful and struck my heart.

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  14. This is so moving. I love it.

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    1. Thank you - I'm so thankful she shared this with me. That's a tip: if there's something you really love having done to you, tell someone! Don't make them guess! :) Mosk

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    2. ^ That was me ... espresso and a cherry. :)

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  15. One day for every hair - that would be a wonderful blessing now wouldn't it. There is something about brushing someone's hair, it is rather like foot washing. A serving of them - and we get so much back.

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    1. I like the comparison to foot washing. One day for every hair - that was me being all poetic.

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  16. I feel this way about brushing my daughter's hair, just exactly this.
    And have a similar but not-same experience of stroking my husband's hair away from his forehead with my fingers. Gah, sooooo wonderful, thank you Mosk!

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    1. Thanks, it is a surprisingly sensual experience.

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    1. Thanks, my friend. Try it on your favorite partner.

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  18. This is a beautiful poem. She must have loved this.

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