If I was a poet

03 Mar


If I was a poet

I would craft such lines for you.

I would weigh every word carefully. Examine it. Measure it. Carefully determine its suitability. Its intention. Its light and shade. Its truth.

I would test it carefully in its relationship with other words. I would study their harmony, their balance, their humour, their wisdom, their meaning.

I would lay each sentence tenderly with the rest. Matching. Contrasting. Comparing. Trying them in my mind, beneath my fingers, in my mouth. On my tongue.

I would hold them up to you. Lay them over you. Place them side by side with you. Meticulously ensuring they capture your beauty, your elegance, your warmth, your intelligence, your grace.  Making sure they fit you perfectly. Striving to make them do you justice.

If I was a poet.

And if you belonged to me.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Loui Jover



Posted by on March 3, 2015 in Poetry, Still Life


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55 responses to “If I was a poet

  1. johncoyote

    March 3, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    You are a Poet. Amazing verbal and written poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. busymindthinking

    March 3, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Oh my! This is beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. johncoyote

    March 3, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Amazing verbal and written poetry by a Poet. Please listen, read and enjoy.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lisa

    March 3, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    *stars in my eyes* 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lesliemeeks

    March 3, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    You’re the best poet I know. Someday she will belong to you and then you can do your magic.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Mandy the Mollusc (@69quietgirl)

    March 3, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    That’s absolutely beautiful – and yes, you are a poet. It’s lovely to hear it read aloud, too. Super! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Patrycja Wajda

    March 3, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    This is beautiful. It gave me the best sort of chills.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Joy

    March 3, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Yes, you are most definitely a poet. I love your words and your voice to go along… yes chills.
    This is lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. lusciouslibby

    March 3, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    There’s a song that goes with this… I know I’ve heard it, but it escapes me at the moment. *laughs softly*

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Antanya In The Fog

    March 3, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    This is beautiful and swoon-worthy. If you aren’t a poet, then I’m not a woman. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Maggie Carpenter

    March 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm


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  12. LadyRaconteur88

    March 3, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Reblogged this on Polymnia Blues.


  13. Lady Virtue

    March 3, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    The essence of true love speaks thru your marvelous poetic words.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. April

    March 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    And if she was, a poet, what would she wrote about you, for you, on you? I wonder…

    Liked by 2 people

    • Romantic Dominant

      March 4, 2015 at 12:03 am

      Ah. Perhaps she is a poet. Yet at the risk of disbelief and ridicule I am too humble to imagine her words.

      Liked by 2 people

      • April

        March 4, 2015 at 12:24 am

        I was teasing slightly, as I am sure she is a poet. Seems fitting, and a lot of poets follow you, so it only makes sense. I traveled this week and listened to Joni Mitchell. Reminded me of an old post of yours. Stay warm my blog friend.

        Liked by 2 people

  15. missameliaandsir

    March 4, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Your words would make any woman want to be yours. Want to be the beauty you see. Want your artistry and your words to surround her, wrap her in the love you exude to the world. I sit in awe of your talents and how you are able to manipulate words into so much more than their definitions. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Ms. Vee

    March 4, 2015 at 1:47 am

    No question about it. You are an awesome poet! Blessings and peace. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Annie B

    March 4, 2015 at 3:26 am



  18. emmylgant

    March 4, 2015 at 6:34 am

    If she belonged to you, your words would fit her perfectly like a second skin. She would wrap herself in your words and pray that you will love her still when they can no longer hide her flaws.
    She would be the adored muse…and perhaps wonder if your love is the true love that leaves no traces or the sweet song of the bard her mother warned her about.
    I hope you are smiling dear poet. I am

    Liked by 1 person

  19. princessgabby

    March 4, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Stunning word-craft. Masterfully poetic. Beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Carole

    March 4, 2015 at 8:24 am

    If i was a poet
    We’d make love in words
    Your sentences would make me sigh
    My lines would make you blush

    If i was a poet
    And you were mine

    Liked by 1 person

  21. estemarks

    March 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    This is beautiful. I love that you have it on soundcloud. I’ve actually been SO afraid to put my work on soundcloud but your voice is soothing.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. lyriquediscorde

    March 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I love this as much as the first time you wrote and posted it. I have always thought you a poet. This is beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Romantic Dominant

      March 4, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you. Although it is a brand new piece.


      • lyriquediscorde

        March 4, 2015 at 3:07 pm

        My comment was meant for a different entry. Technological difficulty, apparerently. I do love this piece as well and meant that about your poetic voice. Somehow my comments were crossed. Apologies.

        Now to listen to this.

        Liked by 2 people

  23. Megan Kay's Blog

    March 11, 2015 at 10:23 am

    *sigh* I’m so glad you’re a Poet! *sigh*

    Liked by 1 person

  24. b.l. ronan

    March 20, 2015 at 9:25 am

    A poet you are



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