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As I walk along in life, my muses dance with reflection inspiring me to release the thoughts and emotions of my pondering mind through poetry.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Silk Scarf

                 A scarf of ocher silk adrift a breeze
in mists of sea and sands of rising rays
a scent it lingers far from over seas
exotic flowers, spice seed whirling haze.

The scarf appears before a lone man’s feet
he knows the scent of whom it may belong
a woman’s love he lost in harsh deceit 
her beauty captured both his heart and song.

He scans the horizon with hope and hears
her unforgettable laugh by the bay.   
Their distant eyes unite anew in tears
  among the dancing flames and petals day. 

                He swiftly moves her way in tender bliss
                presents the scarf and then his loving kiss. 
                                                  River 2/11

- Shakespearean sonnet #2    rules: 14 lines, 10 syllables each, iambic meter, and a rhyming scheme off abab, cdcd, efef, gg.

posted for One Shot Wednesday week 35 at One Stop Poetry~click to read some poetry or/and link up your own poem

Since last week, Charlie Martin and I have posted two duel poems.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Romantic, River, and sad.

Chris G. said...

Hm. A romantic piece, to be certain, but exuding what I felt to be this almost other-worldly atmosphere to something you might expect in dreams, or the afterlife, perhaps. Two lovers long lost, meeting up on some forgotten shore...perhaps in sleep, or in the great eternal sleep, but I do not think they have met again in life. That scarf...such an ethereal thing. Beautiful, though. Strong sense of imagery reverberating through this.

Brian Miller said...

sigh. being a hopeful romantic you are speaking my language...i can see the flow of the scarf, i like it...

Timoteo said...

As a swooning romantic, I say...lovely!

signed...bkm said...

Absolutely beautiful had me all the way and the "dancing flames and petal days"...truly romantic and wonderful...blessings...bkm

dustus said...

Romantic piece. "her unforgettable laugh by the bay" He must really be in love to hear her laughter after deceit and still return. Very nice use of form.

Claudia said...

i love how the scarf weaves through this piece like a gentle haze..

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Nothing more lovely than forgiveness.

A beautiful One Shot, River.

River said...

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments.

Steve Isaak said...

Mood- and tale-efficacious work.

Kavita said...

Ooohh my... so beautiful, River...
Such is the bliss found in true love and true romance...
That scarf was meant to be found by that man... and so was the woman..

Such a lovely poem, my friend... (sigh)...(happy tears)

Shashi said...

Romance of re-union.. how I wish it happens to every torn heart... I enjoyed it so much.. gives a lot of hope...

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Carys said...

Such a wistfully romantic sonnet River. Love the scarf motif.

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