Well, I missed Valentine’s Day by a bit, but here is some poetry and artwork of mine on the theme of eternal love. More specifically, both song and image were inspired by an archeological discovery a few years back in Italy, wonderfully ironically not far from the village where Romeo and Juliet was set. 7000 years ago a man and woman were buried together in the passionate embrace depicted above. You may all recall seeing or hearing about this before. More information can be found here:

http://www.archaeology.org/0801/abstracts/valdaro.html

Endless Embrace
I remember the time when you and me

walked for miles to reach the sea

we stood and stared at water so wide

we couldn’t see to the other side

I said our love was just like that

You pulled me forward and said through a laugh

let’s be careful then, that we don’t drown in it

we swam out as far as we could

and made love out in the deep blue

I was one with the sun and the salt and the sky,

and with you

and we knew that our love was endless

we knew that our love was everything

we gathered it up into our own sacred space

out where dolphins swam

I remember the day, and oh how you cried

as they led you away from your father’s side

and you came to live with me and my tribe

I swore to you then as I swear to you now

to give everything that I am, to somehow

mean more to you than all that you left behind

And I swore that our love would be endless

and I swore that our love was, to me, everything

you looked up at me with a trusting face

and then we began our endless embrace

through the years our love’s grown strong

we’ve shed our tears, we’ve sang our songs

you’ve been my legs when the road was long

some far off day, when the Milky Way

has fallen down from the sky to the ground

they’ll find our remains, linked together

and though our bodies will have turned to stone

they’ll know our love hasn’t died, but has grown

let me hold you like that now, like it’s forever

and they’ll know that our love was endless

they’ll know that our love was everything

we gathered it up into our own sacred space

and lived, as we died, in an endless embrace

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KQµårk 死神
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One of these days WTS I’m gonna publish a coffee table book with your posts and artwork. Don’t worry I’ll give you the customary 2% like any corporate pimp. 😉

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Questinia
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What can I say but “that’s my whatsie”.

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jkkFL
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Beautiful and haunting.
We should all be so Blessed..
Thank you.

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KQµårk 死神
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I showed my wife the painting and we both thought about the couples frozen forever in the volcano at Pompeii. What an incredibly romantic way to be cast for centuries.

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KQµårk 死神
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How beautifully dark and romantic.

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Buddy McCue
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Wow! I love that painting.

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ghsts
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Powerful piece, you’ve got an awesome take on love to be inspired in such a way, keep the positive vibes coming.

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SueInCa
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WTS

What a beautiful ode to the couple. After looking at your (watercolor?) the ode just sprang to life. I could see that couple years ago standing on the edge of the sea. Just wonderful.

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Abbyrose86
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That brought a tear to my eye.

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LisaDi9
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LisaDi9

Breathless…
Thank you for your art and beautiful poem

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boomer1949
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Welcome to The Planet LisaDi9. All of us at The Planet are thrilled you are here.

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islandleogirl
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islandleogirl

Whatsthatsound – thank you so very much for sharing your impressive artwork and absolutely lovely poetry! Being a hopeful romantic I thoroughly enjoyed both!!!!

Happy Post Valentine’s Day to all my wonderful friends!

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UpstateSC

Hey islandleogirl, good to see you here. 🙂

Happy post Valentine’s Day to you too!

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boomer1949
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Welcome to The Planet islandleogirl. We are thrilled you are here!

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Mightywoof
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Every time I read your work and see your art I think you cannot astonish me any more than you have …….. and then you post something else and I’m proved wrong.

I don’t think I’ve been as moved by a poem in a long, long time WTS and, as wonderful as your art is, your words truly touched the romantic in my soul – and at my ripe old age it takes a lot to do that 🙂

As I read through to the end I thought ‘where’s the poet’s name – who wrote it?’ ……… my Dog man, is there no end to your talent!!!!!! How can us mere mortals ever pick up pen or brush again?

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KB723

whatsthatsound. Great Article, Thanks for Sharing. 😎

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Thefoxislaur

Whats….as someone who has been hurt, used, and lied to, I’m so cautious and scared to love again. This beautiful poem inspires though. I know true deep love can exist, I saw in in my parents and some of my siblings have found it as well. I see it in some of my friends too.

Aaaah, you never know:)

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