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Autumn's Heartbeat by Cindy and Tristan

-Autumn's Heartbeat-
~by Cindy and Tristan

Fall Allegro


With autumnís heartbeat we transcend our dreams

and taking corners of loveís seamless quilt,

we hold to memories and timeless themes,

as roseís passion seems to never wilt.


We raise our blanket in the billowed clouds

and softly lay our bed on fantasies.

Our poetry is shared far from the crowds

where lonely lives meet empty destinies.


The soft airs of Vivaldi set us free,

the trees that join above us give us shade

and so create a shadowed canopy

where stories of our hearts are gently laid.


Our love protects us from the painful tears Ė

remaining pieces of our puzzled lives Ė

and begs to free us from unbridled fears,

forgetting dreams where hopelessness survives.


My face into your lap has found its place

to gaze intently in your bluest eyes,

you lean and brush your cheek against my face

and now seems like forever in your sighs.


Fall Largo


When cellos fade away like whispered breath

and hearts take notice of eternity,

our steps are lighted by the summerís death Ė

we seem to dance into infinity.


Once bursting green with the newness of the spring

now ripened fruit will offer sweeter wine.

We rest in sounds of violins that sing

with voices blended by poetís design.


As wine writes poems on the lips of love,

our ink writes passion on the poetís page.

We lay in silent dreams and gaze above

and deep in thought our hearts and souls engage.


We nestle in our altarís sacred place

and take our shelter from destructive rains.

Youíre warmed from chilling winds in my embrace,

and nightmareís memories have broken chains.


But cast down eyes dim your internal light

though now we huddle safely in the storm,

and through the sounds of silence in the night

the chilling scars of life have taken form.


You share yourself with soft beleaguered pleas

to tell me of your fears that I might go,

relating all the harsh realities

that if our love should break then none would know.


Fall Allegro II



You gently take my waist and draw me near,

then with a breath of autumnís scent inhale.

My senses heighten in your eyes so clear

and orchestrated rhythms share our tale.


My love expands with each beat of my heart

fulfilling my desire to know you more.

Yet dissonance of fate keeps us apart,

while you play songs my heartís not heard before.


With you I feel as if Iíve been set free

to leave reality and then transcend,

to be where souls unite in harmony Ė

a prelude to a concert with no end.


The echo of the requiem I hear

cannot dissuade the love that you impart,

to fill my soul and not respond to fear,

and not diminish passion in my heart.


So is our refuge in our circumstance?

Is distance just a curse we must defy?

So for this time of dreams is there a chance,

a risk to love before its time to die?


Can fantasies hold love as it would seem?

And can our souls know wholly passionís trance?

And can our senses share a magic dream?

And will you choose to grace me with this dance?



Author's Notes:

Rhymed quatrains written in iambic pentameter. 

Writing in a circular style as co-writers, this piece evolved word by word, inspiration by inspiration, focusing on the season of Autumn. Centered around the love of Vivaldiís Four Seasons, a theme evolved which  entwined the poetís thoughts and fantasies about their lives. Vivaldi, in conjunction with the composition of this classic series of seasonal concertos, penned a sonnet as a descriptive basis for his Four Seasons. 

To read Vivaldiís Sonnet and some of his history please refer to:


Allegro - performed at a brisk tempo

Largo - in a slow dignified style

Crescendo - music in a gradual increase in loudness in a piece of music

Requiem - a musical composition, such as a Mass, as the repose of the souls of the dead

Original Painting by Russian Artist,Talantbek Chekirov 

Acknowledgements to Photobucket for the use of the image.

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Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on November 19, 2010 08:30:19 AM Report
An inspiring collaboration. Did Tristan write the Allegro and Cindy the Largo?

Time is unbreachable and unbreakable, but distance only requires determination. The longest journey starts with a single step.

"This third, dull lead, with warning all as blunt,
'Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.' 
  Lead Box containing the portrait of  Portia, Basanio's True love.


Comment By: FreeHenry M. on October 4, 2010 01:32:20 PM Report
This is so unbelievably beautiful! You both write so well together, almost as if it was written by one heart and one mind. It is a rarity that two can write so seamlessly that you can't tell who wrote what line or verse. Bravo Cindy and Tristan.  Hugs,   Henry
Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on October 4, 2010 12:45:13 PM Report
read first to drink in the well chosen, beautiful words...then again to absorb the feelings that love evokes...then again to capture the way my heart beats a varied pace with the rhythm...enjoying the has to keep reading to enjoy the many layers of this masterpiece!   it's hard to pick a favorite line or favorite stanza...I appreciate the four questions as you conclude...they are a very effective summary and leave the reader searching his own love journey...but to rival for favorite is the stanza..."my love expands with each beat of my heart, fulfilling my desire to know you more, yet dissonance of fate keeps us apart, while you play songs my hearts not heard before."  


such a wonderful work of art you two...encore!

Comment By: FreeAdri on September 30, 2010 01:03:14 PM Report
This is truly beautiful Tristan and Cindy.  Something so special.
Adri x
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on September 29, 2010 06:42:10 PM Report
I am in complete awe.... You two have written an amazing poem together....My how it just takes ones heart away just to read...I do hope there are more poems to come??? A Masterpiece!! *****
Comment By: FreePelagic Mind on September 29, 2010 08:30:38 AM Report
Nicely constructed.. Good piece.
Comment By: FreeAndrew on September 29, 2010 08:15:06 AM Report
as always, the technical aspects of the poetry as lost on me - all i go by is what appeals to the ear.  and this clearly does.  such a romantic setting - or series of settings - and the theme flow seamlessly.  a wonderful collaboration by two supremely talented poets.
Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on September 29, 2010 02:22:26 AM Report
Seldom do I read something that has me physiclly holding my breathe as I bring myself to its conclusion, this was such a piece and its beauty is overwhelming, congratulations to both very talented writers for producing this work of art~Graham.


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