The Curtains

They reach from ceiling to floor

romantic and red

just like in the movies

billowing and swaying gently

as my mind surfaces from a dream

and this is what I stare at

these beautiful, rich,

pieces of cloth

that you bought for me

that you put over the windows to our room

to make everything a little more

romantic.

Amazingly,

they made everything we did together

seem more tender, passionate.

I reach over to stroke your head

and hope to share this memory with you

but feel instead a cold pillow

where I have only hoped your head would be

for a longer time than I care to forget.

I turn away from the rustling reminder of you

and sway into a romantic, rich, red,

flood of emotion

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14 Comments

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14 responses to “The Curtains

  1. Smooth, romantic, and revealing from top to bottom. It leaves me wanting to know more, though. And that’s good.

  2. This is a luscious poem. The curtains, their colour and movement, fill the senses.

  3. I turn away from the rustling reminder of you

    and sway into a romantic, rich, red,

    flood of emotion………..

    you write real poetry, very beautiful sadness, love the lines.
    cheers.
    🙂

  4. Lovely. I see the curtains as red velvet 😉

  5. hmm painful reminders 😦 how sad!
    enjoy the rally!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/

  6. ALIVE aLwaYs

    Delusion-ed by longing and besieged by feelings, emotions are bound to flow. Nice touch!

  7. Thanks for the award acceptance,

    enjoy the rally.

    🙂

  8. “I turn away from the rustling reminder of you
    and sway into a romantic, rich, red,
    flood of emotion”…this almost had me in tears!

    I can see why you won the award. Simply beautiful sadness.

    Congratulations!

  9. Romantic and tragic, beautiful

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