Contours of my soul




our silhouettes



parallel profiles

casting shadows

on a barren wall

and in my dreams

I try to shape


of you and me

now an illusion

slowly fading

turning to ashes

in the memory

of my soul

where I embrace

fate’s  devoir

awaiting that melody

“euphoria of love”…


©AvdL 2011

54 Responses to “Contours of my soul”

  1. WOW girlfriend………… YOU are AMAZING!!!! xx

  2. Above all…Let There Be Love! Love this one, Red 🙂

  3. Just got in from an evening of music…and was ready to call it a day when I saw this wonderful poem of yours…it is full of deep emotions and gentle beauty…a fine way to end my day.

  4. hope you are safe, dry and ok! Thank you for sharing xox

  5. Blessings, Amanda. It’s good to see you posting again. I hope you are well and that your land and people are healing from the flood.

    Thank you for sharing a lovely verse of love and memory.

  6. i have done this so many times .. sigh ! you invoke my deepest hidden emotions with your words ,,,

  7. love the title,

    your soul is divine.

  8. “casting shadows on a barren wall”……leads well into the feeling of loss, “fading turning to ashes in the memory of my soul”. Beautiful!

  9. First, a very mystifying and alluring photo which is AWESOME! Second, an equally alluring piece. Love those lines- “now an illusion slowly fading turning to ashes in the memory of my soul”- powerful emotion and imagery in these AWESOME lines. BRAVO! 😉

  10. The outline is conceived
    One who does believe
    It is Consciousness that sits here
    Making this and the physical being near
    Now self realization is with whole
    Both combine as one is the Soul

    Great poem my Dearest Buttercup…hope all is well where you are…sending Love and prayers as well(+)
    Dom* 😉 xoxoxo–{–@

  11. Beautiful Amanda-

  12. Deep feelings you speak of, wonderful poem Amanda! It has got a sad ring to it, but sad in a very beautiful way.

  13. Loved it. You get right to the soul.

  14. So poignant, Amanda, I love it!

  15. Very beautiful words. You portray a great longing in your piece.

  16. lifeinarecipe Says:

    Elusive and tugs at the heart like waking from a beautiful dream and trying to hang on to the gossamer threads of its memory. A lovely poem Amanda!

  17. Ooohh… felt it, girl!! Mystical and enigmatic… I could almost hear an Enigma tune playing in the background… with shadows on the wall… a very sensuous image you created here with your words, Amanda…
    A beauty!

    Missing you a lot, my dear friend… Hope you are doing well..
    Lots of love and hugs to you…

  18. Naomi Estment Says:

    Hauntingly sad…xo

  19. Hey! Great seeing You. Your words are beautiful. And that picture is wild. Lovely…..all of it together. Thank You and Cheers and Namaste. 🙂

  20. DiamondsAndDogs Says:

    Beautiful and poignant. I was moved. Hope all is well, friend.

    Regards … D.

  21. this is amazing… so poetic and magical… beautiful words! 🙂

  22. Beautiful and touching words! Heartfelt Hugs xx

  23. Happy birthday Amanda!!!

  24. Beautifully done as always, my dear! xoxo 🙂

    Happy Birthday!

    You are featured here today:

  25. you haven’t written anything for weeks!!! I hope you are doing alright!??
    I miss reading your posts

  26. I love the poem, Amanda.

    I also nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. You can pick up the award at the following link :

    With warmest regards,


  27. came over to say hi! thats a delicious poem you wrote amanda..

  28. Greetings:

    Week 27 Poetry Potluck is open, welcome/Thanks (4) joining us…share your poetry with us today…

    Friendship Awards, Enjoy!

    Happy Monday,
    Bless you!

    how are you?

  29. I saw a comment from you on Olivia’s poem and thought– oh, she’s back! But then I noticed that it was from September. I do think of you and hope you are doing well whatever you are doing. beijinhos.

  30. I’m passing on The Creative Blogger Award to you dear friend. Hope all is well. You can receive the award here:

  31. Hello Amanda! I hope you are well. Haven’t been around as much, but i thought I’d drop in and say hi. 🙂

  32. Hi – this is Chloe from “Writing Days-Happy Days” with my new blog. Just to let you know I’ve subscribed to your blog now as Blossom Dreams. Please visit if you get a chance (if you haven’t already).

    Many thanks,
    Chloe xx

  33. Wonderful poem someone said it best when describing it as “alluring”

  34. ‘fate’s devoir’ – lovely phrase. I enjoyed this a lot.

  35. very nice indeed. pulls you in

  36. happy belated birthday to your son,

    May 22, right? same day when my older son was born.

  37. As Poets United reaches its first anniversary this coming week we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. You imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.

  38. ohhhhhhhhhhhh wowwwwwwwwwwww same as always after many day i m back but good to see ur poem which freshes my mind wolaaaaaaaa

  39. lovely amanda.. Came here to wish you a very ~ Happy Frendship Day ~

    Someone is Special

  40. leftofdeth Says:

    Beautiful, awe-inspiring words…. thank you so much!!!

  41. Greetings:

    We are celebrating one year anniversary, wish to say thank you for the support in the past year, keep up the excellence!

    You Deserve The Best!

    Bless Your Tuesday!
    Jingle Poetry Community


  42. May you walk again
    Through the lanes of love
    Hand in hand
    While in the skies above
    Clouds would shower
    Their rich blessings
    On you, the queen
    And he, the king:-)

  43. Excellent expression of thoughts! Thanks for sharing your deep emotions & feelings. You are a very intelligent & full of affection woman!

  44. Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in this beautiful blog.

    I invite you to visit my italianglish writing blog I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories. ”

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    Good life and I hope to soon

  45. Greetings:

    Merry Christmas,
    Thanks for serving Jingle Poetry Community,
    Stay Blessed,
    Have fun!


  46. alleenloper Says:

    Wondering where in the world you are…

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