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ISRADELLA

 

Isradella waits

for ghosts of lovers past

to homogenize

 

Perfect recipes of want

ingredients elusive

beg materialize

 

Abundant beauty falls

shorter than ideal

too rarefied

 

Hope ever lives in one

who strives for vision

so eulogized

 

Reality proves tepid

in life-dreams eye

and Isradella cries

 

Disbelieve the sellers

unattainable perfection

and real-eyes

 

Love no longer exists

the world’s forgotten

to individualize

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2000

Poem No 19 ‘Return of Rainbows’ in ‘Hidden Capacity ~ a poet’s journey’ pub Cork, Ireland, 2003.

 

@FrancesMForde  #FrancesMacForde  #BOOK:HiddenCapacity  #BOOK:ReturnOfRainbows  #POEM:Isradella  #LovePoems  #Poetry

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Exile

 

Colour my life with rainbow hues

happiness yellow,

warm pinks,

cool, distant blues

and the green of Ireland.

 

I miss you in my life.

 

I want to touch your skin.

I want to make you  smile

make your eyes twinkle

with lust – amusement

at my clever words

 

and electronic kisses…

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2002

(Poem No 30 in ‘Exploring Possibilities…’ section of ‘Hidden Capacity ~ a poet’s journey’, by Frances Macaulay Forde, 1st published in Cork, Ireland, 2003.)

 

@FrancesMForde  #FrancesMacForde  #BOOK:HiddenCapacity  #POEM:Exile   #ExploringPossibilities  #WrittenInIreland  #LovePoems  #Romance

 

 

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#Romance

 

 

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When I was younger with two little ones, I was right into cooking and housekeeping.

Now – not so much.

If what needs to be gets done, gets done – great.

Otherwise, I know it will still be there later.

Cooking these days, is more about convenience.

So although I don’t usually do this, hey, it’s a great idea:  breakfast, lunch or dinner – in a mug!

A Delicious Dance

In my kitchen

I contemplate a new mix,

a special combination

with heightened flavors.

The perfected recipe.

 

At last, a chance

to bite into real love!

The thrill of discovery

I’ve tried unsuccessfully

to master, for years.

 

Many times before,

I tried blending,

picking ingredients

so carefully…

impatiently

stirring the pot.

 

But I wrongly used

wooden utensils –

failed to find

the perfect dish,

until you added

that extra dash.

 

That Mysterious tang

which previously

eluded my search –

that ultimate formula.

 

Tempting my taste buds,

leaving them bereft

of that special essence,

everlasting love.

 

You are the recipe

and lust the icing

on my now perfected

carrot cake of life.

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2002

(from “Hidden Capacity ~ a poet’s journey”.)

 

@FrancesMForde  #FrancesMacForde  #BOOK:HiddenCapacity  #POEM:ADeliciousDance

#poetry  #FavoriteRecipies  #LovePoems

 

 

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Jessica McCallum © 1999

 

I wrote this piece at Uni 15 years ago and could not have foreseen just how radically the WWW would:

impact my life and show me how to step into love again…

effect the world; it’s so much easier to share our IDEAS (good or not so)…

hardcover BOOKS (hand held) went out but are in fashion again…

UNFORTUNATELY  whole countries can make the web world go dark on a whim.

 

Website Walking

When keyboard-bashing signs and space,

I seldom see a familiar

face. Though it’s possible now to

meet, see, hear, your dream (but not touch)

 

drift-mouse over tiles – double click.

Life-secrets revealed through window

layers.  Welcome to my website!

Cerebral sex, flirting on-line,

 

erases the risk of truth. Be

anyone for everyone on

the safe world wide web of deceit.

Construct a distant mirage for

 

the lonely, scared, ugly, who

can’t fit the ideal, to compete.

Click here – Click where? Comment. E-mail.

Enter my world and ‘know’ me there!

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © University 1999 – 2001

(1st Published in Guardian On-line, 2000 and ‘Hidden Capacity’, Ireland, 2003.)

@FrancesMForde  #FrancesMacForde  #WebsiteWalking  #WorldWideWeb

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A delicious dance

In my kitchen

I contemplate a new mix,

a special combination

with heightened flavours.

The perfected recipe.

 

At last, a chance

to bite into real love!

The thrill of discovery

I’ve tried unsuccessfully

to master, for years.

 

Many times before,

I tried blending,

picking ingredients

so carefully…

impatiently

stirring the pot.

 

But I wrongly used

wooden utensils –

failed to find

the perfect dish,

until you added

that extra dash.

 

That mysterious tang

which previously

eluded my search –

the ultimate formula.

 

Tempting my taste buds,

leaving them bereft

of that special essence;

everlasting love.

 

You are the recipe

and lust the icing

on my now perfected

carrot cake of life.

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2002

#FrancesMacaulayForde  #POEM:ADeliciousDance  #HiddenCapacityAPoet’sJourney  #Poetry  #Recipies

 

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There’s no place for love at this time in my life.

I envy those who achieve the balance of need.

Opportunities ignored in the interest of safe-ness,

flying toward my ability’s determined focus.

 

Children gone in their own living-dreams direction,

their lessons learnt and heeded.  My job’s complete.

Is this my way of avoiding the ‘empty nest’ syndrome;

gathering materials for comfort as I settle to old age?

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2003

(1st Pub. “Hidden Capacity ~ a poet’s journey”, Ireland 2003)

#FrancesMacaulayForde  #HiddenCapacity  #LovePoems  #Romance

 

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