Ever So Gently, Dear Lover

Rise rise slowly softly
dear passion
ever so gently

breathe breathe slowly softly
dear heart
ever so gently

hold hold slowly softly
dear hands
ever so gently

smile smile slowly softly
dear lips
ever so gently

sob sob slowly softly
dear eyes
ever so gently

kiss kiss slowly softly
dear lover
ever so gently

love love slowly softly
dear lover
ever so gently

for the loving heart is delicate
and so even in love cannot
harshness take.

by sreelekha premjit

Comments (7)

I read this poem decades ago as a college kid seeking meaning in life... I kept a copy in my wallet ever since... It has made all the difference in my life...now, my son keeps a copy in his wallet! it's the best teacher of self sufficiency!
Marvelous. Our existence either by chance or with a purpose is just one way pleasure. One could take it as pleasure for creator or pleasure for one self with no right for an answer.
Very well articulated poem. A man's expectations do not stop at any point of time or stage. Thanks.
Does the universe owe us anything? No one stated it more succinctly and eloquently.
One of my favorite verses! Posted for my Great Grand Sons on their wall! Dorothy Alves Holmes A Poet Who Loves To Sing
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