A Special World A special world for you and me A special bond one cannot see It wraps us up in its cocoon And holds us fiercely in its womb.
Its fingers spread like fine spun gold Gently nestling us to the fold Like silken thread it holds us fast Bonds like this are meant to last.
A PD Prose Feature "The solutions that I felt I found aren't going to be the solutions that work for someone else.
But I'll be happy if my poems seem to say to younger writers that you still can be as bold about setting a poem down on the page as Wordsworth was or Mallarmé was or Ben Jonson was or Pound was or Ginsberg and Lowell and Bishop were.
And though at times a thread may break A new one forms in its wake To bind us closer and keep us strong In a special world, where we belong.
August 19, 2011: For several years now the music on the pages, "An Anniversary Present to my Wife" and "Some of My Favorite Love Songs: Lyrics and Music," was not working on many browsers. When you open one of the song pages, if you need the Flash Player there will be a link displayed, "Get the Flash Player." For all but one song, you can select between an instrumental version and the version performed by the artist most often associated with the song. You can read a general introduction to both series on the Terry and Laurie page and the Josh and Nikki page.
I long to feel the love and desire of your gentle touch. In my dream, we are holding each other so close, your dear head held tightly to my breast/chest as we drift away to sleep. We will be adding more Romantic Love Letters to Copy in the future...
Appreciating Your Differences Keeping Your Partner Happy Community Q&A People have different styles of loving.
When it comes to romance, passion, and love, one the the biggest mistakes you could make is to underestimate the power of love words.
Some, for example, focus on pleasing others, some are self-centered game players, some focus on love as a deep friendship, and some, those often called "hopeless romantics," look for love that focuses on passion, grand romantic gestures, and intense closeness.
If you are not hopeless romantic, but are in a relationship with one, you may feel that the relationship is doomed to failure.
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