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Rachel Nichols

Venus ~ The Roman Goddess of Love

there was a lovely goddess, in the city of ancient rome
with cherubs as her guides, and doves flying above
in the water of love, she was born of frothy sea foam
she was one of exquisite beauty, her specialty was love!

changing people’s hearts was her favourite game
this goddess of beauty and love came enticing
and with rome she was in love, venus was her name
and her touch of seduction, was sweet as cake icing!

for the romans, true love became a wanted blessing
with an explosion of venus' aura, and sexuality
there was caressing, the to die for kissing,
and their love was enhanced with a new vitality!

for this venus was loved, adored, and cherished
and the romans gave her a special festival
on the first day of april, she was celebrated
for she was the goddess of love, she was special!

and a tradition was born, if you need help with love
then remember to ask venus, for help from above!

Submitted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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  • Bronze Star - 5,330 Points Daniel Brick (7/26/2014 7:36:00 PM)

    I really like this poem. The first time I read it it spoke to me in a clear, clarion voice of the beauty and wonder of human love. I just re-read it with the same excitement and satisfaction. I wrote a VENUS poem recently. It's not obvious because the title is WINGS AND ARROWS, it's based on the myth of the love affair of Venus and Adonis.
    (I got the idea from a narrative poem by the very young Shakespeare called VENUS AND ADONIS, but I altered the story freely.) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,219 Points Ken E Hall (7/2/2014 7:35:00 AM)

    Venus penned to the tee we all want her charm that goddess of love in our own lady of love charming poem and we all must heed your closing lines oops my tongue is stuck in my cheek...regards (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,231 Points Tajudeen Shah (5/21/2014 5:12:00 AM)

    Venus the planet and Goddess stand still gleaming in mind's eye. Ah!
    not just the romans, the humans since ages had their plea, craving and sore need for love; the decoy that makes every life worth living.The poet has driven these facts by means of her verses on Venus, the Goddess of love. thank you very much. May Goddess Venus bless you with the most enduring love. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,035 Points Kanav Justa (4/12/2014 11:16:00 AM)

    , , , , , poems like these tells us about the talent that you have inside you, , , even the famous poet would feel proud if they wrote such kind of poem, , , (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,468 Points John Westlake (4/10/2014 7:53:00 PM)

    Very well rhymed. Also with a little Mythology added to strengthen it all. Not sure if the other Roman deities will be jealous or not but it's all good! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 75 Points Yash Shinde (4/8/2014 8:37:00 AM)

    Sun..........are you in love? ...........This tribute of yours does ring some bells! ..........The attributes of Venus described here, paints a painting like, Boticelli's birth of Venus..............a beautiful description, full of imagery and beauty..................May she bless you with love and beauty! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,330 Points Daniel Brick (4/6/2014 5:19:00 AM)

    This is the second time one of your poems has connected with what I am presently working on. Last week it was COME TAKE A JOURNEY WITH ME, your time travel which looks at new views: past + present + future = THE ETERNAL PRESENT. I'll tell you how I'm using that poem... in the future. But this week it's your wonderful Venus poem - you really know the goddess! I submitted a Love Poem on Tues to a Twin Cities bookstore's poetry contest. In it the speaker (male) recites from THE VIGIL OF VENUS an ancient Roman poem. The refrain goes: HE WHO HAS NOT LOVED WILL MEET HIS LOVER; SHE WHO LOVED ONCE WILL LOVE AGAIN. The goddess is rewarding her loyal worshippers during her festival season, at least that was their belief and hope. I bet your can access the whole poem at POEMHUNTER. You could write a series of goddess poems - the language seems to flow so fluently from your pen or PC. I'm sure Diana would like a poem, and Minerva probably is demanding one from you as we chat! And the earth goddess is Rhea, who refuses to release us from winter here in Minnesota and give us SPRING. Maybe I need to write one! Your creativity flourishes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 812 Points Unwritten Soul (4/4/2014 11:58:00 PM)

    Her hair is lines of sunray that strikes heart when the wind blows, her eyes is the core of ocean blue that kill the darkness of the night...she awakes from seashell room to meet neptune and discussing how to solve the human hearts these days, she said human lost what real love should mean....because evil soul is conquering the world and sparks wars...she return to pen poetry from bubbles from the ocean, uncountable words to remind, she is on the way for the love is back to all humans...maybe she does it during collaborating with princess from sun, sunprincess..._Soul (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,300 Points Valsa George (4/4/2014 7:02:00 AM)

    The many attributes of Venus, the Roman goddess of love are beautifully celebrated in this poem...! The advice at the end has brought a smile to me....! Definitely she will help in love! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,637 Points Amitava Sur (4/3/2014 9:05:00 AM)

    A wonderful story telling of Venus along with Venus of love festival..... well enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ken E Hall (4/1/2014 11:13:00 PM)

    A gentle and informative look at the Goddess of love for everyone loves a lover as the Romans took her to heart., now I know how to celebrate the 1st not foolish tricks, only the flies will not be happy for Venus! loved the write...regards (Report) Reply

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