Your eyes are the crescent

of a silver bay that circles my mind

in the deep mystery of sleep

your voice an invocation of bells

that once rung cannot be undone

in dreams I am your dancer

beckoned by your call

a charm on a well cut cuff

a link on a diamond encrusted chain.

Shadow Art Print featuring the photograph Portrait of a beautiful woman dancing by Noelia Ramon - TellingLife

“The Dancing Girl” by Noelie Ramon

171 thoughts on “Temple Bell

          1. My pleasure, Holly!🌝
            You were one of the first on the list, of course!🌟
            I want as many people as possible to find your wonderful work.
            (Though, sadly, my site is not popular enough to attract more than a tiny fraction of the extra views you deserve.)

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  1. Description of what one is is the most beautiful of poems and you penned this beautifully Rene. I love the “Dancer in the dream beckoned by the call”, that was a gorgeous image. And the last verse capping it off by symbolizing the link in the chain, an important piece that’s holding the love together. Loved this!🌹

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  2. Hypnotic lines Rene, the sounds of attraction, submission to the opium of love, and the doubts that inevitably slip into the tiniest cracks of one’s heart.

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  3. Beautiful, Holly. When I was photographing Daddy Owl tonight, a bell rang out in the distance and that is what he is looking towards with the wind blowing his ear tuffs in the photo I posted tonight. I think he was hearing “your voice an invocation of bells”.

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  4. Holly., given the tandem picture, I gravitated to the lines of “in dreams, I am your dancer, beckoned by your call.” But, the first two lines about “Your eyes are the crescent….” drew me in. It reminds me that we often notice the face and eyes of a person we find interesting, the eyes being the window into the soul. Keith

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  5. Wow! I so love this poem, Dear!! So wonderful on several levels. Have always loved the the phrase – “You can’t unring a bell!” You have captured this thought so elegantly!!! Bellissimo, Holly, Bellissimo!
    xoxox 😊💕🌹✨

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  6. I once would have danced
    so much like a bell –
    fragile
    smoke rings
    in a soft dark place,
    defying every lantern in my heart,
    just to keep faith with that one little tune…

    secret and tender
    in my arms.

    For every flame I’ve lit since then,
    only the shadows make me smile.

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          1. p.s.—I referred my adoptive daughter (!), Ruelha, to you….you and she are both top notch love poetry poetesses! You both are deep and beautiful and expressive writers and I love you both! don’t know if she will—could you reach out to her…”the OTHER girl” ? ❤ u Holly !

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          2. I GUESS I FILLED HER NEED FOR SPIRITUAL SUPPORT AT A TIME SHE NEED IT. AND WE ADOPTED EACH OTHER! LIKE YOU—HER WORD USAGE IS EXQUISITE FOR “JUST —WONDER FILLED—POETRY” I THANK MY LORD THAT TWO SUCH HIGHLY TALENTED AND SUCCESSFUL POETS WOULD CONSIDER ME WORTHY OF BEING A FRIEND! ❤ ❤ ❤ 😀 ACTUALLY—SHE'S MARRIED, TOO, AND FROM INDIA, AS WELL. AND YES, MY DIANA KNOWS ABOUT HER AND CAN CORRESPOND WITH HER IF SHE SO WISHES. DI'S BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL FOR NEARLY A WEEK WITH EXCESS FLUID AFFECTING HER BREATHING—-THEY'VE GOTTEN LITERS AND LITERS OUT OF HER—BUT APPARENTLY DID NOT HAVE TO PENITRATE HER PERICARDIUM TO DRAW OFF EXCESS LIQUID THERE…! ANYWAY—GOT TO STRAIGHTEN UP THE HOUSE BEFORE SHE COMES HOME! 😀 LOVE YOU ALSO, HOLLY!

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