Abrazo.

by Courageous Dreamer   Jun 17, 2013


She often danced like
a flamingo. Stiletto legs,
neck arched, and scarlet lips
seducing his soul.

Bold eyelashes fluttered
an invitation to tango; for he
was the one who taught her
how to love through music
echoing streets of Argentina.

His breath tingled her spine,
while eyes mimicked passion;
locked in stalemate, their hip
bones like dimples, softly
sweeping against one another,
before sliding into intimacy -

for 'el abrazo es mas
importante que el paso'

(The embrace is more
important than the step.)

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  • 6 years ago

    by ASPHYXIATED

    I don't usually comment on poems which need no constructive criticism, but this was just beautiful. I love it. I've re-read over it a number of times now, and each time it flows better than the last. It's like a love story vacuum packed into a poem. Great use of your talent. (:

  • 6 years ago

    by Hellon

    I don't know any spanish whatsoever but I did know what the title of your poem meant so that's what drew me in...This was so elegant Temps...it was hot and ...well clammy as I imagined the two dancers getting into this tango..

    His breath tingled her spine,
    while eyes mimicked passion;
    locked in stalemate, their hip
    bones like dimples, softly
    sweeping against one another,
    before sliding into intimacy -

    OMG..how sensual was that!!! the way you described the bodies moulding together was perfect and in no way smutty...as I say..I have no knowledge of spanish so I'm glad you translated your ending into english which fitted perfectly with the title...loved it!!!

  • 6 years ago

    by Piogga

    One word that popped in my head immediately after reading: Elegant. I love how each image/metaphor is intertwined subtly yet evidently without being too suggestive.

    "music
    echoing streets of Argentina."

    this part seemed awkward when I read it. I think "through" after echoing would fix that, or some other preposition?

    Love the Spanish ending as well. Rolls off the tongue perfectly.

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