Not all is just black and white

by Michael   Sep 11, 2018

I waited. And waited

within a darkened room
for you to appear

I stood over you
and slowly a pattern emerged, revealing
a blue-print of you in black and white
captured in a sunset

your hair-
braided by white glowing rays of the sun;
wispy rivulets shimmered along each strand
like silver linings, sweeping across your
black tulip lips

your eyelids opened up
holding a night sky beneath
where in each, moons filtered

I couldn’t help notice
how much I looked at you;
admiring you for hundreds of seconds
or more

the sun picked up the pieces of the day
leaving a twilight trailing behind you
and black trees.

..then placed you
in the frame of my heart
with an edge gilted in love


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  • 4 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    I love this poem.

    I would like to ask a question though, if you will indulge me.

    Do you actually have your own dark room? (Photography purposes obviously). If so I'm so impressed. Everything seems to be digital these days.

    And should this be the case then respect.


    • 4 months ago

      by Michael

      Hello fella,

      My friend is photographer, and rents a dark-room for certain photo work. I love it in there a fascinating place, and the process is therapeutic no doubt.
      And thank you M:)

  • 4 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Another superb piece Michael. Such lines as "The sun picked up the pieces of the day leaving a twilight trailing behind you" are just so beautifully visual. Loved it. Milly x

    • 4 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Milly :)x

  • 4 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    It can't get more lovely then this. Michael hugs to you.

    • 4 months ago

      by Michael

      Bless you Miss Dagmar thank you:)x

  • 4 months ago

    by P o e m e l o

    The reason why youre one of my favorite Michael :-)

    • 4 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Poemelo
      and for reading:)

  • 4 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Sounds like a perfect picture to me.
    Nicely worded, Michael.

    • 4 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Mr D :)

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