Burning bright

Longing wouldn’t leave her alone
sitting on the rims of her eyes
like yesterday’s kohl
ringing in her ears
in the form of an old- loved melody
permeating her senses
with startling muskiness
tingling the nape of her neck
with a touch so familiar
fizzing on her tongue
effervescently
pulsating in her veins mercurially
folded between her heartbeats like the first love letter
overwhelming her being
with its stinging salt spray

the moon laughed at her yearning
mocking her lovelorn state
the stars misaligned purposely
the winter rain coldly drenched her
but they could not put out
the flame of longing burning bright within her.

58 thoughts on “Burning bright

  1. This is utterly beautiful, full of exquisite lines, painted with the depths and colours of longing and mocked by the moon…

    “the moon laughed at her yearning
mocking her lovelorn state
the stars misaligned purposely”

    This resonates with me deeply dear friend. It’s wonderful ❤️❤️

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    1. I am not too happy that it resonated but the truth is, we have all gone through such longing…
      I am touched beyond words by your appreciation, Rachel. Your words warm my heart. ❤️❤️

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  2. Returning to blogging and to find this gorgeous thing (as my very first read) oh wow. Sigh.
    It was gorgeous . from start to finish, You snagged me with the longing sitting on the rim of her eyes.
    Thank you for making my transition back to blogging an inspiring one.

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    1. My dear Andrew, your appreciation warms my heart! You made me feel special with your kind words.
      I hope you enjoyed your time with your daughter. Kids are so precious!
      You are welcome and welcome back to blogging! Thank you so much for your beautiful words.

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      1. I understand that, you are very modest–a lovely trait ❤ Thanks for telling me about the earlier reblog…you're my featured Poetess Acclaimed!! Extra blessings from my "not quite together brain" 🙂 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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      2. It makes me so happy to please you, dear friend! I wonder if you’ve published a book of poetry? And perhaps I’ve asked that before… if you have, or do in future, I’d love a signed copy ❤

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