29 September 2014

Keep it Slow and Savor

In love, start, then keep it slow and savor.
Just kiss at first stretched out full side by side,
focus on each sensation and flavor,
keep it slow and savor.

Speak quiet words to your belov'd, confide
how love is a cherished gift, a laver,
bathed and refreshed in the ebb flow of tide

this season and next, each act a paver
building the whole for days and years 'till wide
and high is love's monument and favor.
Keep it slow and savor.

A too late Roundel for Margaret's Play it Again over at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads writing for Ella's (second) Chakra prompt, so posted for Fireblossom's Open Link Monday at The Garden and (also too late) for the dVerse Poet's Pub.


  1. A sweet and savory telling of life-long love.

  2. smiles... there's a beautiful tenderness to this... i love the building into wide-ness... there's a beautiful freedom in this...

    1. It happens so gradually that it's only when I stop and step back that I see the whole and feel grateful. And awed.

  3. This is a nicely hot recipe, Mary--and I like the subtlety of the rhyme words you chose, also that you make the very important point that before anything else, one has to 'start,' to love.

    1. Yes, we had a weekend together after 2 weeks of being apart so hot was on my mind. To start is important since I remember my hesitation at the beginning when John wasn't what I thought I was looking for. I envisioned a mighty oak but found the clear blue sky. Thank the goddess I got over myself and recognized this treasure for who he is.

  4. embers are so important and "slow and savor" is the key to success. Beautiful!

  5. Whoa, Mary. A super sensual and sweet poem. Great work with the roundel, thanks. k.

  6. Love the way this reads lyrically 'on the tongue', Mary. It is sensual and a lovely read.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words.

  7. OT but... In your comment in my blog, you said that you like the "Blogging Without Obligation" idea.

    I hope you took a button. :-) TARTX made them, for the taking. I appreciate her, doing that.

    Happy October,
    "Here there be musing" blog

  8. 'keep it slow and savor'

    i think this is some great advice for new lovers, the newly married...for any relationship, even a way of life...slowly and savoring every moment and memory.

    really enjoyed this!

    stacy lynn mar


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