Friday, February 12, 2010


be still, my love,
and listen
to the melody
my heart sings
in your ears

then smile, my love,
and let my hands ruffle
your sweetest thoughts
and I, in turn,
will let your lips
write their poetry
on the fine vellum
this, my skin

and thus, my love,
with tune and lyrics
we’ll twine our song
so we can dance


Karen said...

This is beautifully soft and yet still sensual and seductive. I really like the use of verbs here, urging the loved one to quiet himself and immerse himself in the moment, becoming one with the music. Gorgeous!

Bernita said...

Oh, sweet...

Vesper said...

Oh, Karen, you always know how to extract the essence... Thank you for seeing this!

Thank you, sweet Bernita... :-)

the walking man said...

Start with a Tango and end with a Tango.

BernardL said...

Very nice! And your poem too. :)

Fireblossom said...

Just...beautiful, Vesper. *sigh*

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

Beautiful and sensual and gentle, Vesper. Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day xxx

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous.... :)

Akasha Savage. said...


Vesper said...

Always a tango, Mark. :-)

Bernard! Thank you! :-)

I’m glad you liked it, Shay… :-)

Thank you, Nicky. I hope you had a beautiful Valentine’s Day too.

Thank you, Jason.. :-)

Thanks, Akasha.

Marilyn Brant said...

I hope you shared this yesterday with your Valentine, Vesper ;). Another beautiful poem--thank you.

laughingwolf said...

unlike mark, i end up in a tangle! ;)

so sweet, v :)

Rick said...

Wow. You really know how to do Valentine's Day!

laughingwolf said...

come getcher award...

Nevine said...

Subtle and simple and sensual, all at once. Perfect!


K.Lawson Gilbert said...

This is rich and opulent...
loved these lines esp

"and I, in turn,
will let your lips
write their poetry
on the fine vellum
this, my skin.."

Gorgeous writing, Vesper!

Aniket said...

This is just that one time, when I wont refuse an offer to dance. :)

Gorgeous and sassy!

Bernita said...

The photo would make the most marvellous book cover.

Cynthia said... the fine vellum this my skin.
a remarkably sensual poem.

Vesper said...

Thank you, Marilyn! :-)

LW, a tangled tango… sounds good! :-)
Thank you and thank you also for the award! :-)

Rick, I wish I really knew… but, thank you! :-)

Nevine, you’re so kind! Thank you.

Ah, Kaye, thank you so much!

Aniket… good!!!
And thank you… :-)

Yes, I love the photo, Bernita. It comes from a presentation I got in an e-mail, an homage to the beauty of women; unfortunately the author is unknown.

Cynthia, thank you for your very kind words and welcome to my blog. :-)