Saturday, 1 December 2012

Missing you


first blush of snow
fell this morning 

 - the color of sadness
   is white -

bereft of sweat, and 
memories of your hands  

rough as brown soil
trailing my inner thighs

your soft lips
opening the core of me

stains the bed sheets
stormy sea and darkest sky

- the taste of black tea 
  is spicy - 

devoid of secrets-
the room becomes just another room 


white walls, full of unopened boxes 
cabinet shelves, bare of cutlery   

but aches - sealed tight in jars  
and papers - inked by echoes  

of your words, slow gentle rain
on my face, canvas of longing

- without you, 
  all seasons are the same -





Posted for:   D'verse Poets Pub - Missing You -
Hosted by Stuart McPherson

I am happy to be on-line and devoting more time to writing ~ 

Thanks for the visit ~  









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44 comments:

  1. You have captured the emotion of missing one loved with heartfelt intensity, Grace. Yes, all months the same. I can picture that.

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  2. some nice heat in this and def. the felt longing for the loved one..things lose their spell if we can't be with the one we love...

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  3. without you all the seasons are the same...great closing line! (linked you btw---smiles) love your use of color in this as that is very evocative of the season as well...your soft lips open the core of me....like that as well..happy saturday

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  4. Captured ... every motion ... so lovely ... oh, so lovely ... Thank you ... Always, cat (http://catsrule.dogsdroole.blogspot.com) Love, cat.

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  5. This one is so very intense, I could feel the heat and such heavy thoughts associated with it.

    A true story? If so, well penned down! Again, wow!

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  6. Phew....welcome back. :)
    Soft lips, inner thigh...but aches - sealed tight in jars... and, missing you.
    Brilliant piece of writing.

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  7. This is so beautiful Heaven and a great way for you to come back to us. Welcome back, I've missed your lustrous and emotion stirring writing.

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  8. Snow really can be depressing when you think of colorless days. This is very hot, though... I'm sure it melted the snow! = )

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  9. ....sensuous and telling...of missing intimacy with that special someone..

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  10. Evocative, sensual and deeply moving. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. seems like love brings both pain and happiness

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  12. This is so filled with aches and yearning - it really touched me Grace.

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  13. I enjoyed reading this poem. This made me think of the one whom I'm missing!

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  14. Missing one can surely take its toll and be as cold as winter all year around, but at least no crummy snow is found haha

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  15. The echoes in here are lovely--the white returning in sadness, white walls, pages, winter, and unopened boxes - you understate the move and have a good flow between organicness of relationship and blankness of of new (just moved into) room. Well done (as always!) k.

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  16. Very erotic and sad at the same time. Nice to have you back!

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  17. .Grace..this poem is a gem... the prompt at dverse todays fits perfectly with your sentiments... and i genuinely..genuinely love your end in here..."without you..all seasons are the same..." ..is i think the saddest line i ever read in a poem since Mary Oliver's The Truro Bear And Other Adventures where most poems in the volume conveys sadness of thoughts..

    Good day!

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  18. Gorgeous and sensual...sad too, there's a lot to miss in this one.

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  19. Without you all seasons are the same... Achingly beautiful line.

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  20. very moving..devoid of secrets the room becomes just another room, very powerful, and also the closing line, stunning!

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  21. The colour of sadness is white- i really loved this line. Something about the silence of snow that makes me reflective. As ever, you are the maser of this sensual style of poetry...great descriptors, and bringing it back to the seasons being the same just hammers home the longing. stu mcp

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  22. Lovely to see you again Grace, I'm a sucker for intensity and you have just tipped the scale.

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  23. You have such a talent for extracting the juice out of an emotion. Here the sadness and longing that comes with missing a lover is so vivid. It made me feel the grief. Great that you have more time to write now.

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  24. Emotion of longing and emptiness and feel of a season all captured so beautifully; touched my heart and brought tears

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  25. Glad you've been able to find time to write your awesome poems.

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  26. beautiful. just beautiful.

    i really do feel a symmetry between us. i just wrote something before i came to visit, and it's along the same line of thought as yours. kinda of spooky! :)

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  27. "without you,
    all seasons are the same"

    Those words cause my heart to ache. Beautiful.

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  28. Sadly this reminds me of my husband's passing and yet it also brings happiness in remembering how much I still cherish the love I hold for him.

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  29. Simultaneously sweet and sexy.

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  30. hotspicywings@yahoo.com9 December 2012 at 11:39

    pasko na...sinta ko...
    hanap-hanap kita...
    bakit magtatampo...
    iniwan ako...

    merry christmas, heaven! ;-)

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  31. felt this in my stomach. love it!

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