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Timpi

I close my eyes,
steady my heart beat,
control my shivers,
and stare back at your tempting lips.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 2 – Timpi.

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  1. Very nice!
    I noticed the word “timpi” and it actually exists in my native language, in Romanian. It is kind of the plural for the noun “time”. In Romanian, time = timp, so the plural “timpi”, with the accent on the first “i”. I don’t know if you’re interested in it, but I was just suprised that the same word can mean different things in different languages. 🙂

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      1. Ah, that line. I tend to dance over it and back again myself, but I think this month, at least for this challenge, will stay on the sweetly romantic with hints of a good deal more that remains, for the time being, off the page.

        This is gorgeous. I always love seeing what can be done with a few choice words in the right hands. ❤

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      2. Yeah. That line can be tricky and for me, it is okay to cross it depending on your target audience. 😉

        Thank you for your lovely words. I treasure them.
        I am actually kinda envying those who can write long poems because i find them hard to write. I think i am better with the shorter ones like this and your words truly comforted my insecure writing heart. so thank you. ❤

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      3. I tend toward long, so I’m always amazed and feel a similar envy for those who can make so much out of so few words. I find that harder.

        I think it’s just part of personality which we do better with. Your words breathed life in a sigh of withheld desire. That’s an amazing feeling to evoke, and every word played an essential part in that potent instant.

        I know saying there’s no need for insecurity won’t wipe it away – so I’ll just say that I’m looking forward to more, and thank you for sharing! =D

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      4. So I must say the same with you. Yes, I think writers do have their individuality and we write the best that we can do. No need for insecurity, then? Yep. I hear you! 🙂
        Thanks, Shanjeniah! 😀 (Did I got your name right? If you have a preferred nickname please let me know. :D)

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      5. I person, people call me Shan. One online friend calls me SJ. Since Shan Jeniah is an adaptation of my name that I’ve adopted, I’m not fussy about what you call me. =)

        I think my writing “long” has a lot to do with the fact that I was speaking in paragraphs by age 2 (so did my own daughter, although she prefers to act her stories out rather than write them). Talk long, write long, maybe? =)

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      1. I’m trying to be a good student!!! Just in case I ever get to visit you (doubtful, as I’m afraid to travel)–I would like to maybe impress your family a tiny bit 🙂 I would probably stutter: “Kilig, Tatay and Nanay”. Maybe you could teach me “God bless you”??

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      2. Awww. Thank you dear! Visiting you is still in my prayer requests. ❤
        God bless you in Filipino is quite tough to say. It's "Pagpalain ka ng Diyos."
        Pagpalain means bless.
        Diyos means God.
        Ka means you. 🙂
        Ng is a connector. 😉

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  2. Ooh la la. You have me at lips. Is it pouty, puckering, puffy…I NEED MORE. Always so beautiful my dear.

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    1. yay! thank you very much!
      P.S. How’d you want me to call you? I try to remember names and try to address each writer via their names so it will be friendlier. 😀

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