Crystal and Mahogany

by Skyfire   Oct 4, 2008

Outside there's a dusty rain
and inside only golden shadows,
both tangible and untouchable
in here look the same.
My hand on a glass of wine
I admire the look of the crystal
against my skin, across my fingers
all reflections and slender lines.
The deep mahogany of the table
framed with dark cherry edges
The light catches in the carved patterns
flowing and graceful.
A thousand slow thoughts sink
merging in my mind like a river
and I ponder eternity
as I press my lips to drink.
I breath in, steady and soft
as the fan whirls gently
stirring the air into hazy currents of heat
and I am happily lost--
There are too many feelings
on a lazy night like this
I run my tongue over my lips
searching, stealing
the last drop of wine
as it trembles on the lip of the glass
emphasized, like dark blood on marble
falling through time...


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  • 9 years ago

    by Dark Savior

    Interesting choice for a title.

    The flow is good, the lyrics paint a picture. It is almost as if I'm there from time to time. I loved the opening. It sets the mood for the rest of the poem.

    Very well versed. I enjoyed it.


  • 9 years ago

    by The Prince

    Captivating title
    Excellent imagery
    Flawless flow.
    6 words that sum up this poem
    Well done :)

  • 9 years ago

    by Gasttlee

    "Outside there's a dusty rain
    and inside only golden shadows"

    You spread so much passion and emotion in your imagery. 5/5

  • 9 years ago

    by Ignoris

    This is beautiful work. The imagery is fantastic! The flow is good and relaxed, a pleasure to read.
    Thanks for the comment on 'free to be me'.
    Chin up, Eleni

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