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Twilight’s Blush


Twilight’s Blush

Lying here in the wild precipice of peace

Earth falls away; silence transcends silence

I snail your warmth into mine


Revelling in these tender moments —

Lips juicy, berry-red, infused with fire

Murmuring softly, voices low and husky


Nose pressed into your moss-green shirt

The full moon still kissing your cheeks

Twilight’s violet blush accentuates their contours


I marvel as starlight clings to your lashes

Nature hums in sleepy garden beds

Your magic still teasing my tongue — my hair


Painting canopy dreams in wooded thickets

Seeking your amber light, the praise in your eyes

Brushing my skin in thick honeyed threads


The song I sing is my love’s universe

Wind-sweet with favor and deep —

Deep as the word, cello, whispered underwater


©Selena Howard  November 17, 2011

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2012 10:35 pm

    Absolutely, absolutely, like so many of your poems, beautiful.

  2. August 5, 2012 7:16 pm

    Another great poem- I love how you mix elements of life… Thank you, much appreciated…

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