tiny butterfly wings
fluttering beneath breastbone
keeping rhythm with quickening heartbeat
gathering tempo as enchanting memories flourish
time creates distance
intense primal need escalating
bathed in intoxicating salty scent and taste
midnight shadows welcome sweet seductive visit
soulful aching pain
primordial calling at first touch
gasp as cool fingers caress warm skin
visceral, smoldering pain colliding with pleasure
© LuAnn Oburn 2013
60 thoughts on “This Longing”
The sea! Of course! I thought you were going elsewhere with this, but it is beautiful, nonetheless. Hope you will return to it soon.
I could have posted a photo up in the mountains as well, or perhaps you were thinking something else? 😉
The sea always calls to me♥ The poem was lovely Luann.
Thanks Laurie. I know from previous comments that you feel the same. 🙂
What a lovely poem… I was picturing trees and tranquility .. then came the photo of the sea… yes there’s the tranquility… lovely…
It could be the mountains, it could be the forest, it could be the ocean. I guess what it is is nature. 🙂
Love that and the poem that goes with it is fantastic
Thanks Alastair. 🙂
I love the sea as well…everything about it…all my senses are on overload whenever we are there.
Pure passion 🙂
Thought provoking and wonderful. Gives wings to the mind. Love your blog!!
Thanks Les 🙂
This could have been many places we have visited. As always, you work with words so beautifully. Thanks for sharing:)
I could have said the very same thing about the mountains. That is why we love the west so much, just as you two do.
Thanks Nightlake. 🙂
You do have a way with words……
For what it’s worth, it hasn’t been very tranquil here for days… 😉
You would think that might make me feel better, but a windy day on the Oregon coast is still pretty special. 🙂
Generally, I would tend to agree with you, though I suspect most tourists wouldn’t… but these last few days have been quite exceptionally windy. To the point of verging on unpleasant.
Most days in OH are windy, and I don’t normally like the wind. When I think of a windy day in OR vs. OH, well, guess who wins? 🙂
Lovely post. What a change in your header photo….from the red rocks of Sedona to the lush green of the Midwest. Diversity is the spice of life 🙂
So they say 🙂
Yay…..! Brava! LuAnn your gift with words is awesome, very very happy to see your creative talent being released (for all the right reasons) and shared with others! 🙂
Thanks Penny! It feels good to write again about something other than the farm. 🙂
LuAnn, I only know you from reading your blog, but I knew you were speaking about the sea before I got to the end. Beautiful, meaningful expression of your need for a visit. I hope you get there soon.
Do you also feel this way about the sea? As I mentioned to another friend, I could also say this about hiking up in the mountains. I think it is nature in general, and I guess that is why some of us gravitate toward this nomadic lifestyle.
Wow!! Well done LuAnn 😀
Thanks Ralph. 🙂
Wow, Nice poetry and very creative. But I noticed how the words and rhythm formed into a tree not a wave.
Perhaps I was thinking about the mountains as well…hmmm. 😉
I thought you were writing about the farm, till I hit the salty scent. BINGO. Got it.
Yep, the salty scent probably gave it away! 🙂
Oh LuAnn — this is fabulous, a piece after my own heart really… I love how you kept us in suspense ~ I’d wondered and suspected the sea – and you know my love affair with “him” 🙂 And there it was… I visited the ocean today but as soon as I got there a storm rolled in and I got soaked! Still was good to be there even for only a few minutes – feeds the soul!
Beautiful poetry — Love to you ~ Robyn
I have been dreaming of the ocean lately and so decided to put my thoughts down on paper. Wish I could just step out the door on days like this and walk down to the shore but there is not much shoreline to be found in the middle of Ohio. The idea of getting caught in a storm down by the water’s edge sounds so appealing! Thanks for sharing that with me Robyn. 🙂
Lovely poem, Lu…as always you speak from the heart.
Thanks Nina. I’ve been missing the ocean lately, probably because we should be there right about now.
Beautiful writing, LuAnn. I really get it. What a great photo too.
Thanks Sylvia. 🙂
So incredibly beautiful LuAnn! 🙂
Thanks Nicole. 🙂
I agree with Penny! So beautifully written. I hope you’ll publish your poems someday.
Thank you Amy. I’m not sure I am ready for that! 🙂
Lu, I hope you were out of danger from that severe weather that passed by your state yesterday. Take care.
We are in Goshen, IN for some minor repairs and went to a rally while we are here. We have never seen ourselves as rally folks but thought we could learn a thing or two since we are in the neighborhood. We had severe thunderstorm warnings throughout the night last night, with heavy rains, hail, and winds predicted. They hit all around us, within 5 miles of us, as a matter of fact. We were very lucky. I didn’t sleep much last night as our weather radio kept sending out alerts but all is good. Thanks for asking. 🙂
wonderful! You are Mrs Creative and this pleases Ste immensely. The sea is such an amazing force, you capture it so eloquently…why oh why are you people not being published by the big book houses. it is beyond me, it really is.
I will leave that to the likes of Penny. 🙂
Nay lass, when I win the lottery, I shall start publishing and all the talented bloggers I follow will be known world wide. Just need to win it now….
I will be sending positive energy your way. Now for the big question, do you even play the lottery? 😉
I sure do, I help everyone else get a bigger win with my money. I am so selfless!
I’m sure you are! 🙂
Ooh my! That is the most passionate ode to the sea I have ever read!! 🙂 Wonderfully crafted Luann! You should think of compiling your poetry in a book. Can’t see how any publisher can refuse 🙂
You are so sweet. When I read the eloquent writings of others I sometimes wonder why I am still blogging (lol) but I keep reminding myself that we all have our own style. My biggest challenge right now is finding the time to blog given this caregiver role we have embarked upon.
Couldn’t you take a break from blogging – you could still visit other blogs and comment when you feel like – and concentrate on that book? You write too well to not do it for lack of time Luann.
I actually have contemplated taking a little break. Being grounded at the moment at my husband’s folks’ home I don’t feel there is much to blog about. Right now I am stressing myself out trying to keep up with everything (silly me). 😉 I can’t thank you enough for the words of encouragement. Coming from someone who has such a beautiful writing style (can’t tell you how much I admire you), this means so much. Hope you are enjoying your weekend Madhu. 🙂
la grazie e la forza del ,are in questi bellissimi versi
grazie della condivisione
un sorriso dall’Italia
the grace and the strength of, are in these beautiful verses
Thank you for sharing
a smile from Italy
My pleasure. 🙂
Longing is cruel!
That it is!