If I was a poet

15 Mar

Art by Loui Jover

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

Written a year ago. I am still not a poet.

Art by Loui Jover


Posted by on March 15, 2016 in Poetry, Still Life


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27 responses to “If I was a poet

  1. Antanya In The Fog

    March 15, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I still think you are… Even your old words are captivating. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sirensong1208

    March 15, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Beautiful still a year later. Smiles.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ponderer_With_A_Pen/MisFit_Bounded_By_Word

    March 15, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    This is spontaneously fabulous. I am inspired by this piece. I think I will write something similar along this line. Keep up the good work

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dont You Forget About Me

    March 15, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    So charming! We all dream of having someone who will write for us.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Heartafire

    March 15, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    You are a fine poet with a beautiful and graceful pen. “I would hold them up to you. Lay them over you. Place them side by side with you”, stunning!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. missmirthe

    March 15, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    And if I were her, I like you just the way you are 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. missameliaandsir

    March 16, 2016 at 12:17 am

    If you weren’t a poet, my cheeks wouldn’t smile when I read your words. My eyes wouldn’t widen with anticipation. My lips wouldn’t part as my breath increased. My heart wouldn’t race and my skin wouldn’t tingle, if you weren’t a poet. So Sir, let me guarantee you, you are most DEFINITELY a poet. xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

  8. redklwr2006 Kym

    March 16, 2016 at 1:47 am

    I would argue that you good sir are quite the poet. Your words, both the spoken and written, touch many and bring such vivid images to the mind’s eye. To me that it is a rare talent that not all are as accomplished as you

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Leslie Meeks

    March 16, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Hearing you read takes my breath. You are a craftsman with words. The best I have ever known. Dear writer and poet, no one can ever measure to you. Lucky to the women you have carefully penned your words upon. Fantastic as always.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. sweetcreature

    March 16, 2016 at 6:55 am

    You are wrong. You ARE a poet!


    Liked by 2 people

  11. Carole

    March 22, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    If you were a poet
    I’d let you trail your words
    Ever so languidly
    Over the canvas that’s my heart

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Kendra Lynn

    August 2, 2016 at 2:04 am

    This. Yes.

    Liked by 1 person


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