before rise of sun

everything seems grey

in habitual ambience

as I recall your reflection

a desire for movement

where my secrets are safe

and in the dark

I ache

for your slow embrace

take me – all the way

to the bone



about the one

who matters most

walking the streets

of no direction

where I still seek





©AvdL 2010



54 Responses to “réflexion”

  1. This one speaks on several levels, but it’s romance that, to me, calls the loudest…I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it now; You are Romance, Red 🙂
    I love this one. Very well done indeed. 🙂

  2. This is filled with a bit of mystery in my reading of it.
    You’ve been so much on my mind, my friend. Lots of love across the miles.

  3. Nicely put! and very deep.

  4. your words really move me – big hugs xxx

  5. beautiful poem, full of glamour and charm.

  6. What an amazing trio, visual and words together with song, that creates a touching moment, an inspiring hold on life, a thought of reflection that brings with it the promise of hope for change and a wholesome future… Thank you for putting together this moving work of art and for sharing your heart with us. Blessings to you…

  7. Trippy poem. I can dig on that kind of imagery when tackled from an obscure direction and in that, I think you succeeded!


  8. this is lovely my friend- a lot of peace and calm. mines here- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/painted-hallways/

  9. I’ve been down that street too many times in my life….the poem engenders so many emotions and memories for me…a sense of deep sadness and pain…take good care my friend.

  10. timeless piece..
    love the ending..
    glad to see you shine..


  11. Greetings!
    Here is the end of the year awards 4 you, enjoy!

    End of The Year Awards 4 Friends of Jingle or Jingle Poetry Community

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    At this time of the year, We wish you all the best !

    Stay Blessed….
    keep rocking..

  12. I am left with a sense of sadness and strength. Great poem. Love these lines…

    I ache

    for your slow embrace

    take me – all the way

    to the bone

    🙂 I might have to borrow that line some day.

  13. Beautiful, Ms B! “the streets of no direction…” I have been there.

  14. Very haunting Buttercup. Romantic yet with a twinge that I can’t quite put a finger on. Seems to be a coldness in the subtle descriptions. Perhaps I read too much! 🙂 It’s good to see you writing…I knew yo were taking a break then I got busy as well but your writing is still awesome as always!
    Have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  15. Oh, one can sense the longing portrayed in this one.. when you feel lost on those grey nights, all you need is a little bit of guidance and a little love to get you out of nothingness to light..
    Well depicted, Amanda.. very romantically done… the beautiful flow almost gives a dreamy feel to it…
    Love you loads, my friend! And am missing u like crazy!!
    See you sooooon… in the new year!!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! xoxoxo 🙂

  16. What a beautiful post…
    the picture is so cute 🙂

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  18. Beautiful…
    Marry X’mas and a Happy New Year!!!

  19. Lovely work

  20. there is a longing to this piece that resonates

  21. seeking resonance of silence and you.. love it

  22. Poignant and enduring love …

    Happy Potluck. Thanks for your work on that, Amanda, and best wishes for the holidays and the new year. Hope you find yourself.


  23. Intriguing image and the words make me ache. You’re a gifted poet, Amanda. Hope you’re having a beautiful holiday, XO

  24. Stopped to see if you posted for New Year.

    Wishing you the best.

  25. Beautiful Amanda. Hope you have an awesome year to come.

  26. Someone is Special Says:

    Beautiful Amanda, wonderful.. Here is a sweet dedication for you.. I Celebrate 150

    Wish you a very happy New Year 2011…

    –Someone is Special–

  27. Walking the streets of no direction… I like that. Direction is vastly overrated anyways! 🙂

  28. Happy New Year! We’re almost there. Hope things are well, my friends.
    Best wishes and Hugs! xox

  29. There is some dark passion in this poem if i’m not mistaken. lol

  30. I love reading your posts ,they seem to be filled with such magick,that can feel it within ,The images are viewed with much beauty ,Keep posting ,many Lover stopping by .

    personal note
    No one can hurt You
    Unless you allow

    True Love is not simple Words ,like No one will ever love you like I did ,then they walk away ,towards another .

    True Love is not Written in a Poem to be left unspoken ,never faced with Reality .

    To what I’ve seen
    Some Do not even know True Love
    They will argue the point ,they do
    No ,they are still searching within themselves .

    Leaving My Heart with Words here today .
    Now it shall forever be me speaking the Truth to ,your Soul .
    You shall never be Loved ,Like I will always Trust and Believed .
    I Loved You
    Yes used word Loved .
    As now I finial Know That I am Set Free of this Bind that connected each other together .

    My Heart is Free and believe me ,This is so Refreshing to have this Experience ,it is like ,each Heart beat
    Holds some amazing Sound as it beats within you ,that is really for first time .
    Becomes “Alive”

    Happy New Year
    May the Life ,Open up something new ,that will bring much Beauty to your World .
    Be the Magick in 2011
    Be the Beauty in 2011
    Be Yourself in 2011
    Open your Heart ,Love You
    There becomes a Beauty and Magick ,breathing amazing Love in just being Who you are .


  31. Just stopping by to drop off a big hug for the New Year.
    Wishing you all the best my dear.


  32. Wish you a wonderful 2011 and years to come! May they fill your life with happiness and every thing beautiful and good.

  33. This poem was delicious in every sense, including the artwork. I love the pauses and the hushed intimacy of secret while telling the world of love. Beautifully accomplished. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011, my friend. XXOO

  34. This one is dreamy.. intense imagery Dear One..

    I stopped by to wish you a very Happy New Year.. With loads of wishes n Hugs, may 2011 be your dream year.. 🙂


  35. WoW…Is this love or seduction!


    loving seduction

    Great one!

    p.s – The picture is extrodinary

  36. ladynimue Says:

    Loved the mention of slow embrace and the lines after it .. Can imagine the feelings so clearly .. beautiful .. I just adore the pics you use in your posts ! wow !!

    Hello Butercup ! Long time ! Hows you been .. missed reading you in the last month .. was busy on personal front ! But now am back and hope to be more regular !! Wish you and your loved ones a very happy new year 🙂

  37. a threshhold crossed and tilt towards pain.. nice one!

  38. signed .............bkm Says:

    Lovely Buttercup….to the bone…very nice…bkm

  39. lifeinarecipe Says:

    I sigh…another romantic poem. Such lovely words for me to read on the start of this new year. Wishing you much happiness in 2011! I so look forward to another year of your wonderful posts. 🙂

  40. same post posted ? oopsy! nvm. anyway, enjoy reading it! mine for this thursday amanda: http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/14/hunger/

  41. Happy New Year, Mandy!

  42. You write the loveliest romantic poetry. I really love this one, the imagery is superb!

  43. Wonderfull, “to the bone” that is deep 🙂 And love your blog, very beautiful!

  44. mysterious, melancholy, wonderful.

  45. Beautiful and mysterious words with such a sense of longing. Thinking of you my friend xx

  46. Love it, very passionate,.. 🙂

  47. For the day has slipped by
    Darkness moves in the sky
    A calm comes across with no light
    Out in the vastness with no sight
    But Look, a twinkle is seen from here
    Sparkling in my eyes so crystal clear

    enjoy my Dearest Buttercup(+) 😉

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