In honor of St. Valentine’s Day approaching PSTV wishes to offer our readers positive poems in honor of Romantic Love.
Let’s start with dreaming of a beautiful world of chance.
A Beautiful World of Chance
I’d rather sleep, be taken in by your shadow
Creeping into my dream…I’d rather keep
The day frozen behind me, and explore the
Fertile moon-beam of a fictitious lodestar
Pulling me deep into your confusion:
Of a delicious, sensual confection rich in its illusion
Of my desire as we travel through a
Paradise within the night’s soul; Blindfolded,
To walk into your fire—a site where
Half becomes whole.
(To meet) in an Ancient, hidden, unscarred
World of beautiful chance—
Where displeasure is forbidden and bewilderment
Is the Night’s inheritance:
(To see you), a cushion from the weary day
Melting into unreasonable time—a quiet
Romance in the aerie-amorous pantomime
Of exotic calculations eager in a lustful design—
To reap my explorations of your body next to mine.
…And these quiet feelings for you
That I cannot dismiss, come in
My sleep, enduring so deep, leaving
Me breathless under your kiss…
Copyright 1994 by Diane M. Maietta. All Rights Reserved.
Self-described as a free-spirit of courage, love, and compassion, Diane Maietta was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in the neighboring small town of Apollo, PA. She has received a citation from the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in honor of her poetic voice and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the East, 24th Edition. You may find her artwork at her website: https://diane-maietta.pixels.com/ and her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dianemaietta/