NaPoWriMo – Poem / Poetry – “Making Sense Of Love”

Hey there everyone.

As we segue into Day 17 of NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), I feel like I’ve got something truly terrific for you all tonight.

For today’s prompt over at the official website, the challenge was to write a piece incorporating at least three of our five senses, where the piece describes something specifically using words that evoke these senses.

NaPoWriMo – Day 17 – They only want this prompt when it’s 17, when it’s 21, it’s no fun

Not one for doing things by halves (by jove!), I decided to try to write a love song/poem that incorporates the theme of all five senses – hope you like it!

Half Life - Kostas from Thessaloniki, Greece

“Making Sense Of Love” by David Ellis

Touch me
Tell me how it feels
When I stroke your delicate face
Your presence intoxicates
Breathing you in through everything
And it feels like home

Taste me
All over your wicked tongue
We’ve never done it
This way before
I can’t help thinking
Déjà vu is just around the corner

Look at me
Drink in every single drop
Finer than wine that is exquisite
I savor every moment
As if this were the last
Temptation on this earth

Listen, can’t you hear?
Our heartbeats pounding as one
The rhythm on a mission
Adrenaline rushing us with no hope
Or desire to slow this thing down
In passion’s flames we drown now

Give me your hand
You will be my ruin
Your smile is enough to finish me off
Yet your tender kiss brings me back to life

Why is love so complicated?
When a spark to the senses
Is all that you need
What a glorious way to die
Touch, taste, smell, sound and sight
Now the puzzle is complete


13 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo – Poem / Poetry – “Making Sense Of Love”

    • Cheers Jackie, thanks for that 🙂 – I see mine more as a rock song and yours as a sensual classical ballad. Funny how we both went for similar themes but then I guess love is the logical choice when considering the senses.

      • Well love has so many nuances doesn’t it? It’s all good. With the senses, yes I think love is a logical place to go, thanks David. 🙂

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