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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rome Forever



Rome,
you seduced me
at your gates.
Your outstretched arms embraced me.
I drank your beauty as I dipped in your fountains,
your taste lingered on my lips,
and in my being.
Your eyelashes caressed me,
your eyes followed me as I walked
down cobbled streets,
delighting in the moment.
Long ago, Da Vinci,
Michelangelo,
have stood here.
The wind lifted my white skirt,
and kissed my bruises.
My knees weak to your beauty.
When I fell asleep you sang me a lullaby,
I can hear it still,
calling my name from far away,
waiting for the day I return.


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76 comments:

  1. Ah1 Such sweetness of memory. No, I've not been to Rome, but have some of my own--with which I identify yours.
    Thank you, for expression of your 'feelings'. We (especially us men), are so fearful of wearing those feelings ahead of our facade.
    PEACE it is!

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  2. oh you know how much i love this...i still hear her calling...and think i def. have to go back and sit with her for a bit...smiles...she throws a spell...eh....

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    1. I know ;) She does throw a spell and I want to go back...:) Thank you.

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  3. i can not wait for when rome can do the same for me...have yet to be there though my heart pines for it...

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  4. I bet I'll dream of Rome tonight, Ayala! Not yet been. Ah yes, tonight I shall drink her wine and meet you, Michelangelo and daVinci there for some fountain-dipping!

    xo

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  5. It's amazing what a place can do. Great work.

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  6. The romance of a city, so intoxicatingly captured. Italy calls to me though I have yet to answer. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Anna...answer that call :)

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  7. Ayala
    Never been there, but you make me want to visit. Excellent pictures throughout. Nicely done.

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  8. Oh this was gorgeous...love it Ayla!

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  9. Wonderful how a place we visit stays with us, forever. It seems Rome captured your heart.:)

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    1. Bren, Rome did capture my heart :)

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  10. Wonderful. I would love to visit there. Don't see it in my future though.

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    1. Thank you, Matt...you never know where the journey takes you . :)

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  11. You and claudia were both seduced, sounds like Rome is grand indeed.

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  12. Lovely write! I think Rome would leave me weak at the knees as well--

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    1. Thank you, Audrey and it will :)

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  13. I would love to go there...lovely images you bring here ~

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  14. 'Rome,
    you seduced me
    at your gates.'

    Your opening lines grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go, so glad I didn't... lovely poem, makes me wish to visit :-)

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  15. Awww...nothing beats a mesmerizing spot of nostagia, Ayala. You do it so well.

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  16. Beautiful language so rich and vivid... I really like the eyelashes and:

    The wind lifted my white skirt,
    and kissed my bruises

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  17. This is lovely, Ayala ..Makes want to go to Rome again! :)

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  18. for a minute... I thought I was at Claudia's blog... we all know how much she likes the European countries... nice capture of the moment

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    1. Thank you...I think we both fell for Rome....

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  19. Oh, I must visit Rome. The city romanced and seduced you beautifully.

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  20. You remind me of my own visit to that incredible city. And you articulate it so well. Nice tribute to Roma!

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  21. it must have been a marvelous visit :)

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  22. A city of romance and sensuously seductive! How very apt, ayala!

    Hank

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  23. Wow! I would love to visit Rome one day.

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  24. This was so lovely, ayala. And synchronicity at play - my daughter and I were just talking about Rome and looking through her photos again. She was there two years ago and she says she can't wait to go back. I'm going to share this with her. :)

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    1. Thank you, Talon. So sweet of you to share this with her :)

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    2. I hope you go with her....

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  25. Beautiful poem-- I have several pieces about my few days in Rome many years ago. Such an enchanting place... and a sweet and direct homage from your pen-- xxxj

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  26. Oh! You make me want to go back ! K.

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  27. Funny how Italy gets into your bones. It isn't Rome but the smaller towns we visited and Venice that haunt me though.

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    1. It's a beautiful place with beautiful people.

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  28. Makes one yearn for it. Think you could use a stanza-break or two to allow for more accessibility/readability, give the piece more body, emphasise those places that fall before and after the breaks, etc. Whatever, fine piece

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  29. Never been to Rome but I'd love to go someday. Powerful history there...

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  30. Beautiful your way of describing Rome, with lot of references written on very well chosen words!

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  31. Oh, I miss travelling in Europe. Rome gently assaults all the senses ~ and you've expressed that so well. I love to be in places where great artists and leaders have actually stood - the history so rich. I hope Rome's waiting for my return too!

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  32. Oh, I knew as soon as I saw the title I shouldn't read this! I've had the itch to be traveling for a while now, and this is one of my favorite places in the world. :)

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  33. Are you back from Rome yet, my dear? I miss you!!

    xoxo

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    1. I was not there again...just longing to be there again.

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  34. rome is my favorite city. you do it justice. i'd say enjoy your trip but it sounds like you are:)

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    1. Thank you, Ed. I have to say that it's my favorite city as well. :)

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  35. this is just beautiful Ayala. Makes me want to romance with a city too :)

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