In the calm of the evening
walking on wet sand the soft scratch of silica caresses my naked feet
I lift my face skywards
tasting the salt-laden breeze sharpened by thyme-scented air filtering from hushed hillsides
As the sun slips into the ocean
bronze and crimson flares flash across the rolling cobalt waves soon swallowed into darkness
Resting on a sea-smoothed rock
my feet wetted with cool water I flare a sulphurous match touching it to the lantern’s wick
A pool of golden light
fills the darkness of my heart as I remember the evenings when you were still here.
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #77 photo prompt.
Image credit: Andrew Morris @ Unsplash The image shows a lantern sitting on the wet sand of a beach. There are fairy lights inside the lantern.
Porcelain cheeks, rosebud mouth
hide cunning mischief that lurks inside.
Dropping your decorous robe
lascivious lips curl around murmured persuasions nuzzling nakedness your smile beguiles
A shiver down a sinuous spine
foraging finger tips fathom a sharp intake of breath sensuous rhythms rock together forever
Dawn slides into morning
decorum is restored; appearance is all.
Written in response to
‘s Sadje photo prompt. What do You See #76
Image credit: GoranH on Pixabay The image shows a small porcelain angel sitting in a prayer mode.
Starlight pricks heaven’s violet mantle
Evening shades fade to velvet umber
Luminous in languorous liquid light
Eternal sentinel of mortal slumber
Never failing, forever wax and waning
Enduring, eternal moon.
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #75 photo prompt.
Image credit: Jasmin Chew@ Unsplash The image shows a young woman looking up at the sky where a new moon is visible. Her stance is meditative.
Selene is the Greek goddess of the moon. Her Roman equivalent is Luna.
Forest’s glamour calls us softly
tempts us to tread her tranquil tracks entwines us in expired enchantments, past promises and spent desire.
Shrouded mysteries lie before us
veiled in magic, lost in time where dryads strolled and naiads frolicked in crystal pools and creeks of light.
Darkness falls as we draw closer
tracing the edge of moonlight’s sight we trespass boldly on her magic carpet and embrace the secrets of the night.
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #74 photo prompt.
I mage credit: Eric Muhr @ Unsplash The image shows a forest scene with a path going deep into the forest. The trees in the distance are shrouded in mist.
I know you’re there
watching, silently out there, always out there monitoring my movements
the click of a camera
the slam of a car door behind me a flash of movement reflected in a window will I ever be rid of you?
monitoring my movements
out there, always out there watching, silently I know you’re there.
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #73 photo prompt.
Image credit: Sonny Mauricio @ Unsplash The image shows a bald eagle sitting in the bare branches of a tree. It is looking down at the camera.
Rewinding past skirmishes
Regret like a tidal wave Rocks on resentful oceans Roils in seas of broken dreams Restitution overlooked Renders her bereft of hope Redemption lost forever.
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #72 photo prompt.
Image credit: Jayson Hinrichsen @ Unsplash The image shows a young woman in a pensive mood standing outside a storefront. The glass behind her is reflecting a neon sign.
golden sun’s fluid glow flows
over your curves, filling your crannies opulence wrapped in creamy pearlescence your soft skin shines in the pale pink dawn
now dazzling white in high noon light
towers thrust skywards to pierce softly yielding cornflower skies your marble-clad radiance blisters bright
now descending, the great bronze orb
drapes his saffron cloak over your opal shoulders while beneath the aquamarine firmament your gleaming countenance smoulders
silver stars prick the velvet twilight
sapphire serenity pervades everlasting yet ever changing your beauty pleads devotion
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #71 photo prompt.
Image credit; Sanin Sn @ Unsplash The image shows a front view of Taj Mahal, Agra. The sun is either rising or setting in the background.
humankind turned upside-down
keeping safe’s what matters all around the world economies in tatters scientists in overdrive to keep one step ahead corruption, disruption stop now, keep your head mixed message, fake news sops to the masses governments in disarray staying put’s what matters
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #70 photo prompt.
Image credit; Lance Anderson @ Unsplash The image shows tall skyscrapers lit in the evening light. In the front there is a small pale-coloured house resting at an angle on the ground, one side of it raised from the ground.
In the new bloom of passion
and the early flush of spring we first walked the boulevards of the city of lovers entwining ourselves in darkening alleyways indulging in delights behind closed doors.
In long, lazy, late summer’s days
we roamed gardens and parks and wandered through galleries spent evenings in Montmartre listening to a solitary pianist playing our tune.
In the midst of winter now
we travel no more but like Bergman and Bogart we’ll always have Paris.
Written in response to
‘s Sadje photo prompt. What do You See #69
Image credit: Lucas Albuquerque The title image shows a view of the Eiffel Tower at night when it is illuminated in golden light. In the foreground you can see the Seine river reflecting the lights.
eauty transcends reason B loquence reaps her just reward. E
ake a moment to tiptoe past your worries T ecall tributes, triumphs and tenderness R ugment your vessel of contentment A egate all negative thoughts N uelling the armies of anxiety Q nder a big bright blanket of hope U nfuse yourself with inner strength I ife’s about the journey; go now, walk in peace today. L
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #68 photo prompt.
Richard Kesperowski @ Unsplash The . image shows a couple of water lilies growing in a pond of water