Passionate Valentine Vignettes

Lavender and rosemary crumbled and scattered
by artistic fingers that turn pages and hold the scent.
His moist lips hold the flavor of the back of her neck.
Words spoken by his smoky voice sink her deeper,
and leave her spellbound to him.
Outside, a thousand golden sunsets blur by.
Shooting stars fall from the sky, one for each year
that I have been alive. Every spark a saved wish,
now raining on me through your magnetic touch
and our passionate kiss.
Tall she stood, and strong. Moments of joy,
she felt, but never for long. Move and follow,
she did, in a world that forced her to walk
in a straight line. She fell out of step and into
his arms, strong. Her own rhythm, and trust
in him, is what she found.

Thank you for visiting and reading my passionate poems and enjoying the musical talents of artist Kandace Springs. Need more love? Visit my post, “Lovers Consuming Love,” for a longer fiery love poem. πŸ’˜ However you spend your Valentine’s Day, may you feel love. I will be spending my Valentine evening in a writing workshop with author Sandra Marinella; we will have the pleasure of hearing participants read their writing. Be well. πŸ’— Michele

Written in response to fakeflamenco.com‘s February Poetry Challenge (a pareado):


Before the bell, we tried to find our zen;
a diamond you have been, my friend of ten.

We laughed and wished each other luck,
then shut our doors when 7:20 struck.

dedicated to my teacher friend, Diette
πŸ’—πŸ’

Find my photos, reels, and micropoetry on Instagram ~ @mlsefton

Photo 1: by cottonbro Photo 2: by Yulia Polyakova Photo 3: by Victoria Strelka (Pexels)

Β© 2022 Michele Lee Sefton

77 thoughts on “Passionate Valentine Vignettes

    1. Life is sweeter with a little romance. Or a lot. 😁 Thank you for your comment and for taking the time to listen to artist Kandace. She is so talented. 🀩 Thank you and same to you in your Pacific Paradise. πŸ’– πŸŒˆπŸ–οΈπŸŒŠ

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    1. Thank you, Jeff. 🌞 I enjoyed learning which is your favorite. I like the mystical, magical, and intense quality in that one. 🌠 What a kiss! πŸ’‹ Love flowing from heart to pen. πŸ’“ Thank you! Enjoy your weekend. 🌳

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      1. You’re welcome, Michele. Always. πŸ’– Ah, all three descriptors are true of that one, and I think it was the intensity I enjoyed most. Indeed! Exactly so, just as it is supposed to, so much fun! Thank you! πŸ€©πŸŒžπŸ•Ά

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  1. Oh girlfriend, how I love this part:

    Outside, a thousand golden sunsets blur by.
    Shooting stars fall from the sky, one for each year
    that I have been alive. Every spark a saved wish,
    now raining on me through your magnetic touch
    and our passionate kiss. πŸ’‹

    This is such a magical, tantalizing poem for Valentine’s Day and for romance in general my dancing queen! Here’s to you my shooting star! 🌟🌠⭐

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    1. Those lines did make me smile and left me a flutter. πŸ’“ Jeff mentioned those lines too. Great (and lovely) minds think alike. 😊 Cheers to romance and dancing! And you❣️ πŸ₯‚ Thank you, Kym. πŸ˜˜πŸ€—

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      1. Awww, girlfriend you always make my heart do flips! πŸ’žπŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’˜ You know how to connect your audience with your most fabulous words. I appreciate ya my Dancing Queen. Yes, let’s dance the night away! πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ

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    1. I did have fun arranging the order and exploring the mood and subtleties found in each photo. What a delightful comment, Jaya. I imagined the photos being vibrantly transformed and the scenes coming to life as I read your words. Dreamlike and wonderful. Thank you. ❀️

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    1. I love the lines you have selected, David. That last line had the most iterations compared to all others. I am pleased with the end result. You know when you keep working the ideas and words and then that feeling you get when you land where you want? Or as close as we can get, anyway. πŸ˜„ Thank you! 😊

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  2. How beautifully this article and the special photos shows the romantic love, Michele! Yes, Valentine’s Day can add a little more romance to everyday life. But a heartfelt declaration of love is nice every day.
    Michele, have a nice sunday! 🌞🌞

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  4. I am in awe of your creation, dear Michele! This passion of love described between your lines grounded in human dimension and expanded into the realm of our unique divinity πŸ’—

    Masterful and spellbound! It takes a beautifully mature ladyhood to write such inspiring poemβ€¦πŸ’•πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦°πŸ€©

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  5. Bardie Arborist

    Reading this poem transported me instantly to thoughts of my wife – also a teacher. Some poems have the unique capacity of transmitting so much power in so few words. Your pareado is one such piece.

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