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National Poetry Month Feature: J. Simon Harris and Neruda’s TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR translation

Hi, readers! It's time once again to celebrate National Poetry Month here on ILRB. Yay! 😀 Recently, I decided to mark this special occasion by letting J. Simon Harris come visit us and feature the brand-new English translation of Pablo Neruda's romantic poetry. Why? Well, do you actually need a reason to honor poetry about… Continue reading National Poetry Month Feature: J. Simon Harris and Neruda’s TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR translation

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National Poetry Month Feature: “Miles of Our Memories” – a poem

Hi, readers! April is here again! 🙂 To celebrate National Poetry Month, I decided to write a romantic poem, inspired by my relationship with my fiancé. Here it is:   Miles of Our Memories A special anniversary approaches… How many times have we crossed these miles? More than I can count. Distance separates us again… Continue reading National Poetry Month Feature: “Miles of Our Memories” – a poem

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“Aching Heart” – a poem

Aching Heart Taillights easing farther away, my eyelids shutter. Even before you’ve left, I ache for you. Missing you is pain. In bed I yearn for your arms to hold me tight once more, yet the room is dark and cold. All I have are memories, the remnant of your kiss on my lips, your… Continue reading “Aching Heart” – a poem

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“A Lover’s Vow” – a poem

A Lover’s Vow Well over ten years have passed… Still every touch, every word, every look feels right. When you hold me close at the day’s end, once all our obligations have subsided, and I can at last rest against your chest as we talk softly, you’re the only home I’ve ever wanted or needed.… Continue reading “A Lover’s Vow” – a poem

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“Dream with Me” – a poem

Dream with Me My yearning for you is strong, something I’ve never felt for anyone else… There are nights like tonight, when I ache so much for you that sleep eludes me. With bated breath I remember our last embrace, savoring your arms around me, the warmth of your body against mine, your chest beneath… Continue reading “Dream with Me” – a poem

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“You and the Muse” – a poem

You and the Muse There are few things in this chaotic world that make total sense to me. Two, in fact, which I can name right now… Often it feels like I’m a mere pawn on the chessboard of life. Some choices are strategic; others are left to chance. A few are mistakes one would… Continue reading “You and the Muse” – a poem

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“The Other Side of Our Dreams” – a poem

The Other Side of Our Dreams   Do you sleep? Do you dream? At night, do you sleep in hopes of meeting me when you wake? Do you dream, dream of me the way I dream of you? Do you pray? Do you pray you’ll see my face? To hold me tight? Because I think… Continue reading “The Other Side of Our Dreams” – a poem

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“Yearning” – a poem

Yearning The moon over this cool night appears lonely, its solo, pale white disc yearning for another, perhaps even for its fiery opposite which rises each dawn. I imagine the moon is a bit like me tonight, somewhat heartsick, waiting for a hand to hold. You see, I yearn for you like no other. A… Continue reading “Yearning” – a poem