Free Verse # 387 (sewing her skin to the crest of dawn)

Awake all night
sewing her skin
to the crest of dawn;
daybreak,
the perfume of her light
a tidal wave
in endless ripples
washing
the face of the world.

~

Your perfume
drifting on the wind
entraps my poem;
your perfume
is a world
enclosing my poem,
its sky opening
to the other side.

~

How old is it,
your perfume
on my pillow
this winter morning?

When did the bees first fly
from flower to flower
gathering the honey
of your name?

~

Moment vêtu
de la soif
de nos lèvres,
sa mèche brulante
avec le feu
de nos yeux
croisés,
désir solaire
de deux corps
englouties
dans une goutte
de poésie.

~

You laid on the bed
and I saw the sea
elongated,
denuding itself slowly
wave after frothing wave,
all the horizons smothered
in the salt of her kiss.

~

Dawn comes
sauntering
with your skirt
for skin,
the red
of its billow
in the summer wind
lifting
to cover the world
with…

~

Happened in the night
while thinking of you,
my heart drowned
and couldn’t pull through.

~

Your breath
in the cold night,
vapor on the outside
on my windows;
I open to let you in
but the dark alone enters
to share my bed,
nest in my heart.

~

My poem…
the breath of a candle
trembling on the walls
inside her ribs;
moon-birds at night
rising from her skin,
falling from her hair.

~

Rain at dawn…
your breath
a candle burning
in a corner in my heart;
your face
a fountain of light
pouring
from inside of me.

~

Tombe la pluie…
mon cœur
un poème brulant
dans la chandelle
de ses yeux.

~

The light of the moon
goes on shining
untouchable like destiny,
the breathless dew
from its white sinews falling,
a moment, a thousand years.

~

I grew up
inhaling your skin,
in the breath of tea,
in dawn’s mist,
in the pages of books,
in strangers’ smiles,
in poetry’s hair,
in silence,
in all of life.

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