General Poetry posted June 19, 2022

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A love poem

A Kimono and a Persian Carpet

by Theodore McDowell

Our hearts trill,
a give and take,
call and response,
a quavering alternation
of intimate notes.
Your red hair,
as a silk Kimono
bathed in the light
of a blood moon.
Your eyes,
a flutter of blue feathers
at dawn,
a still lake
reflecting an azure sky.
Your soulful whispers,
a bluesy sax solo,
a plaintive folk song
on an acoustic guitar.
Your kindness,
a stanza in a love sonnet,
a spiritual bathing
the downcast
in unshakeable grace.
Our aging entwined hands,
an antique
Persian carpet
with tight knots.


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