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You, My Love... a diary in verse
by Richard Atwood   

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Publisher:  iUniverse ISBN-10:  0595465102 Type: 


Copyright:  February 10, 2008 ISBN-13:  9780595465101

Diary of a love affair, from Europe to California (a la "Doctor Zhivago").
Love poems.

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You, My Love: a diary in verse

Once in a lifetime, there may come a love you can neither deny nor ever forget.

 13 January

You are into me
like flame and fire
as no other desire could
know such gentle fury 

… like an undefined thirst
incalculably uncontrolled,
or passion spent in seeking
a wild 
            and wondrous rose.

           *          *          *

With love, as in life, there are no guarantees.  Except always a beginning, always an end.  Nothing else is certain, set in stone.  The thoughts and emotions that drive us indeed ever churning, changing...
ever in flux, ebb and flow.

So too, the heart—yet once fixed, as relentless as a star: the blaze too brilliant to be near, consuming all. Whether right or wrong, a force of such power and import, almost impossible to stop. Impossible not to desire above all things (whether prudent or unwise)... moving us to destiny or despair. 

May your star remain fixed—your love, the life it was meant to be.

                              *                              *                              *

Originally published in 2008, completely revised March 2012 ,(mostly just the interior layout, and back cover text).  You, My Love was a winning finalist in the Nat'l Indie Excellence Awards, 2010; and the runner-up in both the London Book Festival, 2011, and Paris Book Festival, 2012.

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30 March 1966
Sembach, Germany

It's uncannily good
how wonderful your voice
can start the day,
even if it's half lost
and buried in a tangle of wires
on a telephone...
with the sun out first thing
and the sky clear-blue and cold
... spring late and lazy
coming through the still wintery
end of March:
your words
become the soft of morning's promise,
the warmth and hope of many summers
yet to be...
between the sound, the day...
the long and lonely distance bridged.

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Reviewed by Richard Atwood 5/24/2010
YOU, MY LOVE was a winning Finalist in the Poetry category for the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards... honoring small presses and self-published authors. (There was just one overall "Winner," and six Finalists.)

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