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Purple Passion

Her body tilts back into him
opening her breast to the universe
She reveals an open heart
in order to be close
She risks raw
to reveal what is true

If she falls will she be caught?
She leans back exposing her heart,
her breast to the world.
Vulnerable echoes across her soul
as she risks real
in order to grow

She dreams of true intimacy
but she knows that to be close
can be messy and not always polite.
Closeness urges her to be more,
to push the boundaries of fear
She imagines herself dance
through expectation
as she eradicates limitation.

She wonders if she tells her story
will he be there
when she reveals the real in her.
Human kind cannot bare too much reality.
Oh it can bite, it can make her bleed.
If she shows her wounds will
he still breathe her in, drink her
essence and revel in her mystery
or will he walk away?

But purple passion is more then all passions
the highest of all it extends
beyond the earth into the heavens,
transcendent and beautiful it is
more then what we see.

Foibles and idiosyncrasies can
come out to play and
she does not need to suppress
them or hide behind a façade.
When she reveals more she wonders
closing her eyes and she
imagines him still there.

She hungers to tell her story
and still be seen and in
her dreams to be real.
What ever is written in her heart
finds a voice in time
and he will hear her.

The emotion of longing
strokes her soul and she feels
his arms holding her arms,
his cheeks pressed to her cheek,
his hot breath on her neck,
his masculine scent mixing,
with her feminine scent,
releasing the pulse of heart
and the reverie of fidelity.

She can feel her body open
as the more she reveals
he remains.
And she delights that her
truth does not shred their closeness
Instead he loves her story
he holds her close to his heart
as her story unfolds
a tear scuds done his cheek.
She shares her life
of soul and her years.

He whispers in her ear
telling her to reveal more and more,
as their heart beats in time
he does not want her to shut down
her soul to social propriety
And with each truth he urges her
to be more and more of what she is.

He sees her, not just her sensuality and
beauty by her soul screaming to find voice
He knows her sensitivity that purrs,
her passion that integrates her reason,
and her heart that expands his universe.
He holds and contains her fragile courage
and she leans back, relaxes into his
strength and tenderness the true note of his love.

She is no longer afraid to be as fragile as she is
and no longer fears the echoes of her inner strength
With his strong arms around her,
She can breathe and be,
because purple passion is just like that,
where to be is finally enough!

By Anthea Slade 13-9-09

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My poem Purple Passion was inspired directly from Reynaldo’s beautiful painting Purple Passion.

Featured in Midnight Ramblers 17-9-09
Featured in Poetry and Beautiful Women 17-9-09
Featured in The Sensual Word on 13-9-09
Purple Passion written on 13-9-09

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 5 years ago

    My Purple Passion Poem was inspired by Reynaldo’s beautiful painting Purple Passion and was our last work in our Passion Series Collaboration.

    Purple Passion by Reynaldo

  • Erika .
    Erika .over 5 years ago

    So glad you put this poem in your writing section. Now I can favorite it. ;) xx

  • Yes I thought because it is one of my longer poems I should put it in my writing section. Thank you so much lovely Erika for your wonderful words and for favouriting Purple Passion. I deeply appreciate all your support on my writing and Rey and my collaboration. xx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittover 5 years ago

    She can breathe and be , How wonderful must that be….. Beautiful darlin’ .

  • Oh yes to breathe and be, what freedom and what joy, thank you so much for this beautiful comment Ginger.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoover 5 years ago

    My dear Anthea this is such a beautiful poem that just gives my painting life and real passion, almost as if I painted Purple Passion after reading your poem…….but I know that you wrote this after I send this painting to you……….wow what and ARTIST you are to be able to paint and also to be able to PAINT WITH WORDS I am in awe of your talent my dear Anthea XXX

  • Dear Rey thank you for painting such a beautiful passionate painting that is Purple Passion that inspired my poem Purple Passion. You painting is magnificent and the words just flowed from me after looking and imbibing this gorgoeous work. And thank you so much for this beautiful comment Rey. I love every word and I am so thrilled that you feel I have painted with words like I do with paint. xxx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerover 5 years ago

    Great work Lady!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oh thank you so much Leon. So glad that you liked Purple Passion.

    – Anthea Slade

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonover 5 years ago
    The emotion of longing strokes her soul!!!!!! Amazing writing Anthea! a def fav!


  • Oh thank you so much my friend km for lovely comment and making Purple Passion a Favourite.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Nascha
    Naschaover 5 years ago

    What an incredibly beautiful poem Anthea….. xx

  • Thank you so much my dearest friend Jane for this beautiful comment. xx

    – Anthea Slade

  • lianne
    lianneover 5 years ago

    She can breathe and be,
    because purple passion is just like that,
    where to be is finally enough!

    If I loved nothing else in this incredible work, I would fall in love immediately with your last lines. That is my mantra and now this collaborative work will be my totem. Awesome work both of you, but a moving and yes, passionately written poem.

  • Oh thank you so much Lianne for your beautiful comment and what a beautiful mantra you have. And I feel honoured that my poem and Reynaldo poem will be come your totem. I feel deeply honoured of this and I am sure Rey would too. We both thank you for this wonderful comment.

    – Anthea Slade

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieover 5 years ago

    I love many lines – and how well the collab works in terms of both poem and painting – but this line was especially moving to me He holds and contains her fragile courage such a breaktaking glorious image xoxo Congrats on the features – completely deserving xoxo

  • Oh thank you msdebbie for your lovely comment on Purple Passion and for letting me know your favourite line. It was a wonderful experience to collaborate with Reynaldo in the Passion Series and I am thrilled you think Purple Passion works well with Rey’s painting because it was his painting that inspired this poem. It was nice to have Purple Passion featured in the Sensual word. Thank you so very much for your wonderful response. xx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 5 years ago

    Congradulations on a milestone reached. You guys were most excellent together and it was a joy to anticipate what would come next. Kudos to you both for such candid expression and beauty. Cheers, Rhino

  • Oh thank you so much Rhino for all your support of Rey and My Collaboration. I have thoroughly enjoyed all your intelligent and insightful feedback. I really enjoyed collaborating with Rey and we are working on our second collaboration which we will launch on Sunday 20 September…A tribute to Womanhood. I thank you and I am sure Rey thanks you to for your ongoing suport. I love your comment Rhino ‘Kudos to you both for such candid expression and beauty.’ They are such wonderful words. Have a great day.

    – Anthea Slade

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