Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pink Sheer Curtains

The sun
crossed the sea
just to paint
you, I think
with light
through my pink
sheer curtains.

The earth
turned just so
and held
to hold.
She was bereft
to let go
I'm certain

of you
through my sheer
pink curtains.

For Grace's prompt at Real Toads

23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful and a lovely way to start my day -- as always, MZ!

angieinspired said...

I saw this posted over at Poetic Asides under your "real" name Kelli :) Good on you. I was thinking of doubling pink with the sea today too.

Björn Rudberg said...

I guess I will look different on rose tinted glasses after this..

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oh this is lovely...! :D
Loved the tone & imagery which set the mood of this perfect piece..!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

blueoran said...

Gut string guitar accompaniment, voice soft as dawn. So cinematic.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

...just to paint you. Oh, Lord, this is romantic to the max! Yes, unabashedly and fabulously romantic, and the curtains catching that light. Ooooh. Yum! Amy

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, how deft, how delicate, how delectable!

Fireblossom said...

Love goggles never sounded so sweet.

Helen said...

Pink Perfection ~~~~

Mary said...

Really well written, MZ.

Grace said...

What a beautiful vision in pink ~ Thanks for playing along MZ ~

Susie Clevenger said...

There is such beauty in those rose colored glasses.

Sioux said...

Lush and lovely...

Hannah said...

Poignant image, MZ! Love it!

Magaly Guerrero said...

This reads like a miracle, times two. The nightly death of the sun, birthing a wonderful horizon... and Nature letting go of a bit of herself, in order for another to bring wonder into the world "through [her own] sheer/ pink curtains.

This is magical, Mama Zen.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a beautiful picture you have captured in words.

Outlawyer said...

That's lovely--one can picture it in a glowing sort of way. Thanks. k.

ccchampagne said...

Can't believe I almost missed this one! Beautiful!

Grapefruit Jean said...

I love this: "I think with light"

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Wistful and damned near ethereal. Loved it.

Grapefruit Jean said...

To me, the title is "Pink's-Here Curtains."

Ooh, and look what you did; you made a subtle switch in word order. Your title is "Pink Sheer Curtains," which you use in the opening stanza as well. But your closing is "sheer pink curtains." Both "shear" and "curtains" are words that suggest ending things.

You go from focusing on your "pink" (because of the line break in "through my pink") to focusing on "sheer"/"shear" (because of the line break in "through my sheer"). "My pink" is a sexual reference. "Curtains" may be as well. So either this person can see straight through you, via your sexuality, or you are saying you want to end the relationship. Maybe you want to, but you can't because you're enraptured.

I see many possibilities in interpretation.

grapeling said...

beautiful ~

Mary said...

Heart-warming and soft! Lovely writing, MZ.