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August 12, 2010 / Gio

Before We Touched

We were together before we touched.

Before you were thrown in front of me

like a winter of wolves,

I could taste the wild jungle

on your golden tongue.

Deep in our hearts,

like some forgotten wish,

our souls predicted this;

our eyes could smell desire,

things of heaven.

Before the sun ever lifted,

I dreamed glorious,

rose-colored days

with you;

tender fingers on the edge of my skin.

Before the world was born

we bathed our hearts

in a fireside affair

an evening crowned

with shimmering stars.


© Giovanni Cucullo 2010/2011


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  1. Sharp Little Pencil / Oct 26 2010 2:56 pm

    Giovanni, how lovely… and yet there is that moment:
    Before you were thrown in front of me/like a winter of wolves
    …that speaks to a depth, a ferociousness of love.

    Powerful stuff! Love this. Amy BL

  2. tasithoughts / Oct 25 2010 9:21 pm

    Perfectly pitched in words and emotion.


  3. ashbeezone / Oct 25 2010 7:36 pm

    Nice 1 pal ..
    Take a look at my poetry
    (Selected for Potluck)
    (Selected for Week 31 Poet Rally)

  4. buttercup600 / Oct 25 2010 5:00 pm

    We bathed our a fireside affair, this blew my away…in fact, this poem did! Full of so much imagery and just wonderful!! BRAVA!!

  5. Giovanni / Oct 25 2010 1:19 pm

    Pablo Neruda was a big influence on my Love poetry and he always mixes the senses or gives inanimate objects human qualities and vice-versa. Like…”whispering wind” or “thunderous gaze” or “dancing flower” etc.

  6. Wysteria / Oct 25 2010 12:13 pm

    Ahhhh… you write about love so well, and very steamy!


  7. Eric / Oct 25 2010 11:30 am

    “like a winter of wolves” is a great line.

  8. fiveloaf / Oct 25 2010 9:31 am

    lovely poem!

  9. liv2write2day / Oct 25 2010 9:14 am

    Giovanni, you are so good at painting passion and desire. I like how you mix up the senses: “our eyes could smell desire”

  10. tekia / Oct 24 2010 11:50 pm

    simply wonderful and filled with passion!

  11. A.B. Thomas / Oct 24 2010 11:06 pm

    Fantastic write – a capturing of the spirit of romance at its finest and most animalistic!

  12. Jingle / Oct 24 2010 11:05 pm

    this is hot.
    love the images.
    u r a true romantic.

  13. david waters / Oct 24 2010 10:32 pm

    WOW! Your words paint the most wickedly wonderful pictures;)

  14. Scent of my heart / Oct 20 2010 1:42 am

    I like your style …I read your words and I wish to know what is behind each of them … what was the reason to make you write them …

  15. haikutherapy / Aug 13 2010 10:50 am


  16. 700miles / Aug 12 2010 2:53 pm

    My writing seems quite rudimentary compared to this…. good stuff man… and easy to relate to

  17. T Gyatso / Aug 12 2010 4:53 am

    This is truly awsome.

    I am…

    …I don’t know.

    I will let you know when I’m able to lift my jaw from the floor.

    Just AWESOME.

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