by Paganini Jones


my rogue and jester
my knight and knave,
my robber baron
my master and slave

joy in my laughter
blue in my skies
pillow to my tears
voice in my night

water in my blood
air in my breast
beat to my beat
breath to my breath

you are my fickle
yet constant friend
companion on the road
and my journey's end.


Author's Note:
One for Valentine's day

Posted on 02/06/2008
Copyright © 2022 Paganini Jones

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by David Garner on 02/06/08 at 10:40 PM

and my favorite lines are immediately following Marie's favorite lines. "water in my blood air in my breast beat to my beat breath to my breath"--a really complex portrait of someone you love. I love it.

Posted by David R Spellman on 02/07/08 at 11:23 PM

Indeed a very sweet sentiment and a wonderful Valentine!

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 02/07/08 at 11:41 PM

S2 and S3 are absolutes in romanticism. Beautiful!

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 02/08/08 at 06:16 PM

Great Valetine....CharMin

Posted by Maria Massarella on 02/09/08 at 11:17 PM

I adore this! in it's entirety... and yet there where you wrote "breath to my breath" ... I could linger in that forever.

Posted by Wendy Sparling on 02/12/08 at 12:00 AM

I like "you are my fickle" You make me smile with this honest remark.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/12/08 at 03:32 PM

Much excellence in this simplicity. Congrats on hitting No. 1 Heather. :o)

Posted by Lauren Singer on 02/12/08 at 07:32 PM

the third and fourth stanzas really do it for me. nice work.

Posted by Mara Meade on 02/12/08 at 08:27 PM

This poem, for companion or for the poetry of expression, is a keeper! This is wonderful!

Posted by Jim Benz on 02/13/08 at 07:26 PM

lovely valentines poem, without falling into sappiness. I particularly like "my rogue and jester / my knight and knave". It starts the poem off on a perfect foot. If this weren't more suitable for a man, I'd steal it and give it to my wife. Maybe I'll steal the form...

Posted by Kristine Briese on 02/14/08 at 02:54 PM

This is a delight!

Posted by Charles M Harrison on 03/04/10 at 01:16 AM

How were you able to describe my wife so well. Very nice.

Posted by Linda Fuller on 06/01/21 at 07:05 PM

Great read - congrats on POTD! I miss you and Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought :-(

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