there’s a portrait in February of percale sheets
and the tempting rondure of warm shoulders
tucked under a rosy duvet and late mornings,
coffee in bed, playing your hips like the strings
of a harp, the rhyme of a true love’s honor,
soft, the whiff of spring, the meadow violets
their heart-shaped leaves and felicitous flowers
promise of summer peace in damask gardens
wealth of silver roses, tart lemons, frisky mint
finger tip the faded hillock of hair on your neck
and let go of all that is false and mean for this –
the warmth of our ardor, the trust in our kiss
© 2013, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved
Illustration ~ U.S. Public Domain photograph of Frank Dicksee’s (1853-1928, English Victorian artist) Romeo and Julet
CALLING ALL writers, poets, artists, photographers, musicians and other creatives to join us at The Bardo Group for our Valentine’s Day event, BLOGGERS IN PLANET LOVE. Link in your work that shares your appreciation for the beauty of nature or your concern for environmental issues. You can share the url to your post via Mr. Linky, which will stay up for seventy-two hours. Corina Ravenscraft (DragonDreams) hosts. I will visit sites and comment. We hope you will also visit others and comment on their work, lending support and encouragement.
BLOGGERS IN PLANET LOVE will start on Valentine’s Day at 7 p.m., Friday, February 14 on The Bardo Group. I would love to see you there.