Poems for My Wife

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Sam Rodriguez

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Explore the nuanced beauty of poetry through a collection of verses that celebrate the art form itself. Each piece is a reflection on the intimate relationship between words and the emotions they evoke.
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Table of contents
The Canvas of Words
Sonnets of Us
Limericks of Laughter
Haikus for Harmony
Ballad of Belonging
Villanelle of Voices
Elegy of Endurance
Ode to the Muse
Poem Title 10: Epistle of Intimacy

The Canvas of Words

The blank page beckons with inviting grace,
A canvas pure for the poet's tight embrace.
Each word a brushstroke of deep inward sight,
Together they dance, in the silence of night.


 

Verse upon verse, a cascade of thought,
In realms of passion, my spirit is caught.
With tender whispers, the lines start to weave,
A tapestry of love that we'll never leave.


 

The poem's heart beats in metrical time,
A syncopated rhythm, a sweet silent chime.
To the tempo of breaths, softly inhaled,
We find in each verse, where love has prevailed.


 

Through stanzas that bloom like blossoms in spring,
Our memories and dreams take on delicate wing.
They flutter and soar on the zephyr of rhyme,
Defying the relentless passage of time.


 

O love, may our days be ever infused,
By poems that hold the essence diffused.
In each line I write, a beat of my heart,
An undying ode, till death do us part.



 

Sonnets of Us

In quatrains of love, I express my soul's plea,
Every sonnet I craft is a rose for thee.
Fourteen lines of commitment, our timeline unfolds,
A story in iambs that tenderly holds.


 

The octave sets sail on a journey so clear,
Navigating through joys, and sometimes through fear.
Yet, in that volta, the turn at the ninth,
A revelation of love, in metrical lines.


 

Sestets close our story with a harmonic grace,
Like soft-spoken secrets in a tranquil place.
Each couplet a promise, a whispered vow,
A glimpse of forever, I offer you now.


 

See, love, how the sonnets mirror our time,
Each one a memory, each rhythm a chime.
In form and in structure, our love is confined,
Yet boundlessly grows in the heart and the mind.


 

So let us together, in verses, abide,
In sonnets of us, let our hopes coincide.
With every word written, and each one read,
Our poem lives on, its lines never dead.



 

Limericks of Laughter

There once was a poem of mirth,
That giggled upon its own birth.
It rhymed with such pleasure,
A frivolous treasure,


 

With cadence as light as the earth.
Each stanza a jovial jaunt,
In a rhythm that's easy to taunt.
It trips on the tongue,
Like songs unsung,


 

A whimsical poetic font.
My dear, as we laugh side by side,
In limericks, our chuckles reside.
They tickle the soul,
Fill every role,


 

Of joy that will never subside.
In whimsy, there's truth to be found,
In the spaces between the profound.
Through silly verses,
The poet converses,


 

Love's laughter is truly unbound.
Let's sing a sweet limerick or two,
Dedicating each line to you.
In laughter we'll revel,
Through verses that level,
The gravity of days feeling blue.



 

Haikus for Harmony

Syllables measured,
Nature's whispers soft and sweet,
A poem's soul breathes.


 

Line by line they build,
Three short phrases merge as one,
Minimalist art.


 

Love hides in the pause,
Seasons captured in a glimpse,
Small universe shown.


 

Our life in fragments,
Sparse words convey the expanse,
Depth in simplicity.


 

Let haikus draw you,
To quiet places of peace,
Where my heart meets yours.



 

Ballad of Belonging

Within the verses, a rhythm unfurls,
The ballad of us, as the world twirls.
A melody written in each line's embrace,
Sung gently, love's soft, persistent trace.


 

The chorus, our hearts sing in unison's light,
Those refrains of belonging that feel just right.
In every stanza, a testament true,
Of love that outlasts the moments we rue.


 

With quills dipped in passion, the words overflow,
A continuous stream in an endless throe.
The ballad, it echoes our quiet nights,
It summons the joy of love's highest heights.


 

In narratives woven, with care and with might,
Our story's immortal in verses so bright.
It holds not the sorrows, nor the fears we fight,
But the harmony found in love's tender flight.


 

So hear this sweet ballad, O love of my life,
Cast away shadows, let go of strife.
In poems, our love finds its most honest song,
Within these lyrics, we forever belong.



 

Villanelle of Voices

A circle of lines that endlessly weave,
Two refrains tethered by love's decree.
In the repetition, a bond is cast,
A villanelle of voices from first to last.


 

The form is a promise steeling our fate,
With every echo, it resonates.
A villanelle of voices from first to last,
In the returning lines, our future's forecast.


 

Oft in the night, when whispers are twirled,
The poem recites the essence of our world.
A circle of lines that endlessly weave,
A villanelle of voices from first to last.


 

Time's fickle passage can't steal away,
The verses that bind us, day by day.
In the repetition, a bond is cast,
A villanelle of voices from first to last.


 

My love, take these refrains, forever braced,
In the strength of a structure tight-laced.
A circle of lines that endlessly weave,
A villanelle of voices from first to last.



 

Elegy of Endurance

Oh, the poem mourns and yet it stands,
Through the loss, the grasp of parting hands.
An elegy that whispers the cost of time,
Bearing solace in a lamenting rhyme.


 

Through stanzas that reach to soothe the pain,
The words caress like a soft rain.
In brushed sentiments, I gently speak,
Sharing strength for the moments when we're weak.


 

Grief finds refuge in the elegant lines,
Where the pulse of our love still brightly shines.
An elegy of endurance, a verse that heals,
A ballroom for our slow, healing reels.


 

The poem’s embrace, tender and kind,
A sanctuary for the troubled mind.
In this reverent ode, our love's retold,
A story of warmth in the cold we hold.


 

My love, let this elegy carry our voice,
Through hardship and time, we still rejoice.
The endurance of love, in poetic form,
A beacon that guides us through every storm.



 

Ode to the Muse

An ode to the muse, my heart's fervent cry,
Within these lines, our love's reasons why.
You sparked the quill’s dance upon this page,
In the ink, you remain my soul's sage.


 

Each metaphor sprung from your radiant glow,
Similes stretch where our sentiments flow.
My muse, my guide through the language of love,
You lift the verse to the skies above.


 

The strophes sing in adoration's light,
A paean to you, my day and my night.
Your essence entwined in each crafted word,
A flight of devotion in the heart that's stirred.


 

An ode to the beauty that you bestow,
In the rhymes that only the smitten know.
An eternal tribute to the one I choose,
My love, you are the poet's timeless muse.


 

Through every line, my affection unfurls,
You are the poetry, the pearl of my world.
An ode to the muse, to my life's sweet effuse,
Forever the subject of my heart's enthuse.



 

Poem Title 10: Epistle of Intimacy

Dear heart, in this poem, my thoughts take shape,
An epistle of intimacy I cannot escape.
Written quietly in the night's embrace,
Seeking your warmth, and your tender grace.


 

The lines carry love in their silent flight,
Letters that burn with a fervent light.
With every stanza on this parchment scrawled,
I confess, my solitude utterly appalled.


 

The poem's refrain beats with desire,
Your absence fueling the lyrical fire.
Intertwined echoes of our hearts that speak,
In this sacred script, my spirit's peak.


 

Eloquence flows in the ink that cries,
Splashing emotions under moonlit skies.
Each full stop a kiss, every comma a sigh,
In verses, our connection, I fortify.


 

An epistle of love, from me to you,
Penned with passion, forever true.
In these silent lines, please hear my plea,
You're the poem, love, that completes me.



 

PUBLISHED: Feb 23, 2024
Written By
Sam Rodriguez
San Antonio, Texas
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