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Snow-capped mountains

And spring flowers trim the lake.

You are not alone

 

As you pay homage

To a love we’ve both kept warm,

Across time and space.

 

As you re-trace paths

We once walked together,

I am there with you.

 

Your joy is mine too

When your memory recalls

Great times we shared.

 

Just like the seasons

Straddle beneath the bright sun

Our souls do the same.

 

Spring transcends Winter

Each time I see you again.

 

 

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If you call

One last time

Will I melt like molten wax

Feeling the heat, your lips on mine

 

 

If I stay

One more night

Will I cascade volcanic eruptions

When you call out, in mounting bliss

 

 

If we walk

Down a different path

Will we lose ourselves, yet again

Without regret or blushing shame

 

I dare not look

Into your smouldering eyes

For your answer is plain to see

 

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Spin me a yarn one last time

With your delicate silky threads

Let’s weave the intricacies of the rhyme

That swirl and spiral inside our heads

 

Tell me that my imaginings were real

When I became entangled in your web

That you still feel the same way I feel

Rising and falling in waves’ flow and ebb

 

I see the strands of longing in your lines

Trapped in a time that could not last

Memories of soulful love that still shines

Now a tapestry tucked deep in my heart

 

Spin me a yarn one last time

Let me trace the lustre in your verse

Remembering the love of a lifetime

Bound by design of the universe

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Such a story

Scintillating –

The intrigue, the suspense

Riveting words that spellbound

 

Then the climax

Bittersweet ending

Still savouring the words

Of that pivotal chapter

 

A book we can’t put down.

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Lately, he had felt a growing restlessness, plagued by memories best left in tissue wrap in that special corner of his mind, that place of solace when the music ended, colluding with his empty whiskey glass.

So it surprised him to feel a sense of tranquility as he drove into the little town, nestled against the mountain with its neat tree lined  streets.

Suddenly, there she was, stepping out of the shadows – a figment of his imagination?

He had to share this moment with her, make her see what he saw.

She responded to his message immediately with: “I know!”

 

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A mirrored reflection caught my eye

A black and white picture of you and I

Behind the reflection, rose colored walls

Sounds of love songs echoing down halls

 

Through the tracks of needles and tapes

Spun out of swelling love and heartbreaks

Time swirled around and streamed through

A broken part of me to a broken part of you

 

Shared memories linger in that ideal frame

A sequenced montage that calls out my name

As I gaze closely at the photograph once again

I glimpse the anticipation we could not contain

 

When our favorite song invited us to dance

We seemed to have been captured in a trance

The image keeps us locked in eternal embrace

What happened next, there is no sign or trace

 

That appears to be the way of sweet dreams

Where the magic is not as perfect as it seems

But as I lay my weary head and return to sleep

I rewind our love song that still makes me weep

 

For those who follow my music blogs, you will know that I am crazy about music and though I have collections that include “solid gold” pop music, a bit of jazz, reggae, world music and even Pavarotti,my first love is in the Classic soul, the good old R&B and Smooth Jazz Genres. But there are songs or musicians who linger in the archives of my memory,that haunt me for some or other nostalgic reason. I wrote a poem the other day https://chevvy8.com/2017/02/21/strange-feeling/ which was stirred by a musician who took me back to my musical awakening. He is a musician who is well loved by many. Though, I have collected his music over many years, his first albums that seduced me, have eluded me all these years. Thanks to the internet, I found them and I thought I’d share some of my favourites for those who share my love of Luther Vandross. Please feel free to add your favourites.