YOU ~ MY OASIS (Thursday Poets Rally Week 27)

A special thank you to each and every one of YOU who are reading and have voted for me….I thank you immensely for your kindest words, your continued encouragement and invaluable comments.  I could not be here without all of you, a very special thanks to JINGLE for putting all of this together and her outstanding work in creating this community and bringing all of us together.  Thanks again from my heart and congratulations to all who contributed and won.
 This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, love to complete your life. 
 YOU ~ MY OASIS ~ (Poem for Thursday Poets Rally Week 27)

  Contours of his loving soul  

finely aligned  

 in every grain  

work of art  

in black and white   



no gray space   

is not bound   

by no fence   

mantle of love  

has no edge  

purified words  


like drops of rain   

on my window pane   

he’s my friend   

word for word   

every question   

here and now  

you’re my friend   



©AmandavdL 2010  

 I nominate the formidable theonlycin for rally 27.  



99 Responses to “YOU ~ MY OASIS (Thursday Poets Rally Week 27)”

  1. mantle of love

    has no edge

    purified words


    like drops of rain

    on my window pane

    how divine your words are….
    authentic and breathe taking poem…
    beautiful job!
    I will link you in tomorrow…
    u rock!

    • Thanks Jingle, been in art school the whole of yesterday so I’ll start reading today and looking forward to it so much!! You rock my dear friend. Have a fabulous day xxxxx

  2. It’s always a pleasure to read your work, buttercup! Now I’m thirsty! (LOL!)

  3. nice…. you do rock, you know that, I hope?

    Warmest Salad


    • Whooohooo, thanks so much Luke, sorry for so late with my answer, been in art school the whole of yesterday!!! Will be over to visit you soon my dear friend…You take care now. oxo

  4. Congratulations, my friend. Wonderful, wonderful job. Your wishes: perfect! and back at you. Perfect nomination too! Hugs …

    • Thanks my friend and DITTO….I will be over to your nook soon, been out of the office yesterday…but will read all today:) Loads of love coming your way!! xxxx

  5. Lovely as always. You always move me..

    • You move me too Jhannet, I have been out of the office yesterday (art school) and will be over shortly to visit you. You have a special place in my heart!! You just do!! Loads of love xx

  6. Congratulations on the fantastic awards, Amanda!!! It is 100% well deserved!! 😀

    Guess what!! I had this very SAME image (of the kiss) as my desktop wallpaper and also G-Talk status image for like AGES, before I finally changed it to something else just a few days back!!! Then, some days back, I even was about to put up this image for some post of mine, but then changed my mind at the last minute! And now, you have put it up here!! Giiiirrrlll… did you read my mind or what???? I LOVE THIS IMAGE!!! It’s my all time favorite!! And it totally MATCHES well with your lovely poem today…
    This poem is of strength and tenderness – both at the same time… It encompasses hope and that giving nature – all a part of love and friendship! So masterfully done, Amanda! ONLY YOU can bring out this fabulous combination here!! The song is a perfect fit too!!! Gee…. you totally stunned me today, Amanda.. when I scrolled down this page, I could only blink BLANKLY on seeing this image! For a few seconds, I was confused if I was looking at my own desktop, or something else! YOU ROCK sweetheart!! LOVE YOU LOVE YOU LOVE YOU!!!
    I deem you my oasis 🙂

    Lots of warm hugs coming your way…

    • That blew me away girlfriend, I love that image too…and as they say…(LOL) great minds think alike!!! I sometimes (don’t laugh) can “feel you” …in your writing, in your comments…I just CAN!!! It is so weird!! On your statement “I deem you my oasis”…I cannot agree more….I look up to you, get so much inspiration from you and just loveeeeeeeeeeee you to death!!! Don’t ever forget that my dear friend. Lots of love to you too xxxx 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. What a tribute to a special man and his place in a woman’s heart… Thank you for sharing those thoughts.

    • Thanks Carol…you always say the nicest things to me and I look so forward to your comments…normally ALWAYS the first every single day!! I can’t tell you just how much that means to me….you are a special lady…I thank you for that!! Much love xxx

  8. Your award is well deserved!!! How sweet your message is and how equally beautiful is your poem. You prove over and over again how important your presence is in this community as well as how talented you are. You are a joy to know!

    • You have made me so happy with your wonderful comment, I truly can say the same, am blessed to call you friend and have you here almost every day! It means soooo much to me. Ditto girlfriend and I send you loads of love xxxxx

  9. lifeinarecipe Says:

    Congratulations on your award!
    Powerful picture to match your words…another awesome piece of writing!

  10. You deserve the awards , Amanda. Beautiful poem. You are a consummate writer and a supporter of all of us who want to be like you.


  11. Beautiful words and sentiment, as always. And the words in your wish paragraph – oh wow, thank you! And I wish you every bit of that too. Yes, you rock!

  12. wow!!! the picture is beautiful =)

    and the poem is lovely 😀

  13. Congrats my friend, you do soooo ROCK!

  14. Congratulations on your award…you bring so many friends together with you wonderful inspirational words…I love the graphic, just beautiful!
    Breathtaking poem! xx

  15. Congratulations Amanda! =3 This is so well-deserved! The image is fantastic!:D And not forgetting the poem =3 masterpiece that is really breath taking^^~ Happy Rally:D~

  16. Beautiful poem, really brings out the true meaning of friendship. Yes, friends are our oases.

    I love that song by Lennon, it’s beautiful!

  17. Very, very lovely, Amanda…

  18. Beautiful, Red. Some one is very lucky to have a woman such as you writing words like these for one such as him. Well done; this one is the total package…image, poem, song 🙂 I love it.


  19. Jessicas Japes Says:

    I do like these poems, Amanda. So simple yet so hard to compose and getting across a powerful emotion.

  20. So well written…

  21. Absolutely endearing, and love that song!

  22. breathtaking piece, Amanda..! powerful in a way too..! 🙂

  23. Amanda this is more than beautiful.. the imagery of a soul oasis.. wow..

  24. Sorry for a late visit !
    I always enjoy reading your work and I’ll be getting addicted to your rhymes if you continue being this good 🙂

  25. Am not amazed for your award ’cause you always amaze me by the pieces you write… so beautiful, so precise… you totally deserve the award.

    this particular piece is so insightful yet so light to read.

    keep versing amanda.
    looking forward to read more each day.

    viva la vida 🙂

  26. A beautifully written poem- the image matches perfectly. Thanks for the warm wishes and a hundred more back to you!

  27. awesome job!
    marked you done as done..


  28. We should all have the one person that is our Oasis! This is quite lovely. BTW I saw the above post with Sinead I just love her songs everything is personal for her!

    • She (Sinead’s) just awesome, wonder what happened to her…such an amazing voice!! I really so appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment on my poem…it means so much to me Amanda…sending you loads of love…from me….also Amanda xxx

  29. Ethereal..
    some say you quench my thirst, some say- You are my Oasis..

  30. Beautiful poem to go with a lovely image.

  31. what lovely, comforting words! you always write brilliant and lovely poems… that is why you are one of my favorites!

    Of Fun and Friendship

  32. thoughtsnotlost Says:

    I’m in love with this poem! So awesome!


    help visiting 5 to 10 friends…
    take the butterfly award,
    share with 1 to 10 friends.

  34. Oh how wonderful it is to have friends in whom you can trust…and who replenish your soul. Love this poem. You rock my friend!!

    Hope you have a TERRIFIC day!!

    Chloe 😀 xx

    help visit one blogger for her 4th wedding anniversary,
    I tagged you for
    Back To School Game,
    if u wish to play,
    answer 5 questions,
    tag 5 to ? blogging friends…
    no pressure,
    it is fun only if you like it,

  36. Dabir Dalton Says:

    Lovely poem…

  37. You are really very lucky and a good poet.

  38. Here- This is what I have for you.. Thanks Ji..


  39. Luscious, luscious!!!! Great stuff! Thank you for posting the link, I am still finding my way around!

  40. Congrats on your well-deserved awards, Amanda, and the poem is just so lovely and warm, straight from your kind heart 🙂
    Miss you too, babe, keep n rocking 🙂 xoxo

  41. love the work, love the words..
    see me on

  42. What a beautiful love tribute.

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