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I wanted to dress her
in cool, sky blue lapis
so she would remember my eyes
and ivory so fragile
that the thin air would break,
and gold sashes to circle her thighs.

I wanted to bring her
cool orange blossom water
to feed her dates sugared in wine,
and figs ripe with honey
that sweetened her fingers
and fresh berries that burst on the vine.

I wanted to teach her
the language of lovers
in words that would capture her soul,
with lush crimson notes
and filigree silver
with a heart grown brazen and bold.
For Victoria
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Mint22 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Very well written, I like the imagery :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that.
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
how bitter sweet this is, least to me right now
the "language of lovers seems so foriegn now
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Writer
I am sorry to hear that.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
This piece has more than a hint, in its simple lyric diction, of the the poems Yeats to Maude Gonne.

Very delicately the poet implies regret, since the he holds back from saying that his desires reached fruition.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Writer
It started out as yearning, but definitely has that tint of regret in it.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
:heart:
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SoulSiren Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
ahhh... you are a poet with passion--- the best (!) i enjoy your works so much that i would go as far as saying you are one of my favorite poets... and that's saying a lot as my other favorites are mostly dead and gone.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
That is an incredible compliment. Thank-you so very much!
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Filly-of-the-Plains Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the rhythm and the imagery! Very nicely done, as usual. :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I really appreciate that!
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Filly-of-the-Plains Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome.
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eloquensartifex Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Beautifully written, as usual! :aww:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks so much!
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eloquensartifex Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Any time. :)
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LapisFey Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
I love so much again!!! and lapis - I wear it all the time, I love it!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
*Smiles* it's a great color! Glad you like the poem!
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GrannyJae Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
just so loverly :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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RestlessSands Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
reminds me of:
'I would build for you a chariot of lapis lazuli and of gold, with wheels of gold and horns of copper...'
-epic of gilgamesh
:) :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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NocturneJewel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Beautiful, sensual imagery as always...
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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sinnaminsun Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
To want...but never have. I love the forlorn theme of this and your descriptives are wonderful, (as always). :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
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crimsonvermillion Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love everything about this. <3
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
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Kelsendiperous Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Writer
The rhythm is beautiful!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
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Sora-Seraph Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
The one's like a sip of Sauvignon Blanc after a long summer day. :love: Your imagery is, as usual, stunning, and the singsong rhyme was nice. Very subtle.

The only complaint I have is that I'm now ravenous for some figs...
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
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SylviaVeir Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely wonderful <3
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
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JACKinTHEred Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
iiiiiIIIIIIiiiinnnteresting...
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
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EligoDesign Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i have no words to express how much i had enjoyed to read this one.
needless to say that i'll never get a poem written no matter how much i love
dates and berries ;P or other forbidden things...;P
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
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The-Carved-Knot Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Absolutely gorgeous. I love the line "I wanted to teach her the language of lovers..." I feel too often the word LOVE is thrown around that people lose sight of the true power behind the words. It is used to often in saying hello or goodbye that I wonder if people forget the true range and meaning behind it. This is a great description on how important the actions of love are rather than just saying the word. The language of lovers often is without words (bring her cool orange blossom water, feed her dates sugared in wine, lush crimson notes).
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
The word has become little more than a handshake these days... Many thanks.
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DamagedHomewrecker Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
that first stanza is stunninggg.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
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moon-sorceress Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
This is one of your best this year.....you inspire me, and I only wish to meet someone as in love with me that you are with Victoria. Good work Brendan, now to dream.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
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EyeOfTheTygr Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
This is beautiful. The ryhme scheme is wonderful, and the flow of the poem is amazing. I love how you word things and really like the lines : and ivory so fragile
that the thin air would break
. The picture you paint are vivid and wonderful.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
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bared Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You are an amazing poet. Beautiful work. :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Writer
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