Sunday, August 14, 2011

LAST BREATH/ Poetry Potluck #48

                                                                 Bouguereau/ Psyche

FOR Poetry Potluck #48, we are given the topic of "Passionate Nights of Love"...


LAST BREATH

Frangipani under the bed,
wafting promise.
Tendrils of weeping willow
at my window,
when the embrace goes cold.

Dust finally defines my body,
remembering the past nights
when our touches
were made of dew,
as if Scheherazade
lived under my skin.

Am I dead still,
looking for a life,
or born all over again
to find your caress.

Banish tears from my pillow,
let your mouth taste my words.

If only last breaths
could summon up
the craze of passion
instead of fear.


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20 comments:

lynnaima said...

stanza before last is so touching, with a little bit of fragility to it, awesome word!! FELT!!!

Enjoy the potluck!!!

http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/smokescreen/

Marbles in My Pocket said...

Wonderful writing! Sensual and longing at the same time.

Here's my offering for Potluck 48: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/the-lake/

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Every line flows nicely...works for me! As said before, a mix of sensual and longing!

Margie said...

Lyn, another writing that I really enjoyed!

*Banish tears from my pillow
let your mouth taste my words

Beautiful and touching words.

Margie :)

Chim's World of Literature said...

this was a beautiful poem about lust, and longing....its a sensual poem...great word bank

PhotoDiction said...

Very vivid and lovely, it so captures the feel of two lovers caught up in passion. I especially like 'as if Scheherezade lived under my skin' for lovers weave a multitude of stories. 'Let your mouth taste my words' is especially sensual.

Lyn said...

Hi lynnaima-
Thank you so much...for me this poem was a walk with love and sometimes it feels like dying...

Lyn said...

Hi Marbles...
Thanks..I see it that way too!

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky-
So glad you liked this..I tried to really "feel" this one!

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
So pleased that you commented about this..always appreciate your words...

Lyn said...

Hi Chim's World...
Thank you so much..it was really fun to do!

Kalyan said...

beautifully crafted words...really passionate!

Melissa said...

ahhh, summoning Sheherezade - always a good idea for establishing the tone of a poem about the sensoual! :o) Enjoyed this.

Lyn said...

Hi Kalyan-
Thank you for your generous words, this was interesting to work on!

Lyn said...

Hi Melissa-
So glad you enjoyed this..liked finding the different levels.

Lyn said...

Hi PhotoDiction-
Happy that you enjoyed this..fun to do!

Morning said...

Banish tears from my pillow,
let your mouth taste my words.


love the lines, well done!

Lyn said...

Hi Morning-
Good to hear from you..thanks for your comment!

Jingle Poetry said...

divine poetry,
keep it up.

Cheers.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Will definitely keep it up...thanks!

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