Friday, August 25, 2017

My Love is Baptized by Immersion



Linking with Imaginary Gardens for Rommy's challenge ~ Meme

The prompt is simple: grab a nearby book and flip to page 13 and go to the 7th line and use that sentence to find a quote that represents your love life.  You can also flip to the 7th page and go to the 13th line.  Take your pick, Come join the fun!


The closest book to me was: The Games by Ted Kosmatka
(The 13th page did not have enough lines, so I went with the 7th page)



Love, and a cough, cannot be hid. ~George Herbert 

This was my line: "The world around him retreated, became remote, irrelevant."



My Love is Baptized by Immersion,


My love is baptized by immersion it does not just linger at the water's edge
it dives in head first and reckless never concerned with what's up ahead
a simple christening with holy water just would never be the plan
it submerges all consuming into the deep love of another man
the world around it retreats becoming remote, irrelevant to what is true
for my love rises like surging flood waters diminishing the ground view
My love is baptized by immersion it does not wade in shallow waters safe
instead it plunges into distant oceans prepared for the greatest of tidal waves.

















15 comments:

  1. The repeated religious imagery and that telling phrase "another man" seems to imply this is an illicit passion, especially as the protagonists glories in leaving the facts of the world behind.

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  2. I love the courage to leave the shallows and dive deep.

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  3. I too like the baptism of the spirit, the love that refuses to stay in the shallows.

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  4. I agree with Sherry, it does take courage and faith for "never concerned with what's up ahead" because there is always an up ahead but the rewards are painted in your old man and woman picture.

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  5. A wonderful depiction of overwhelmingly passionate love.

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  6. Some of us have to dive in, I think, otherwise we'd be forever wondering. I like the subtlety of the lines:
    ;a simple christening with holy water just would never be the plan
    it submerges all consuming into the deep love of another man'
    ad the passion of:
    '...my love rises like surging flood waters diminishing the ground view'
    and
    '...it plunges into distant oceans prepared for the greatest of tidal waves'.

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  7. Oh those days of all consuming love that blinds us to all else...even I a mere male remember them.

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  8. I so love the image of passion and swimming in deep water... the religious images work so well as well.

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  9. I love the idea of leaving the shallows and diving in deep. Beautifully penned.

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  10. There is s lovely and quiet kind of energy in this ~~~~

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  11. Is there any other way but immersion so *grin* love iS all or nothing... I prefer all

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  12. thank you for this your broadcast provided bright clear concept..
    โคนัน

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