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A Silk Rose
By Lonnie Hicks
Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2012
Last edited: Friday, June 15, 2012
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

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Oar'd

She made me a silk rose
for my Summertime;
thornless;
and I,
in youth’s haze,
mistook it as gesture only
and fed it to my ego.

She leaned to kiss me in Summer Light
a gift she’d never offered to anyone before;
I took in her breath blithfully
  she exhaled
merely smiling
her wise smile
older than her years;
twilight shadows playing upon her face
as I oar’ed the boat
behind her house
she drinking in my rough vitality
and I
realizing that Beauty had given Beast his first kiss.

I reach for her
sensing
  her undeployed innocence
caressing it in my mind
seating it in my body
drinking it
as she sat across from me
smiling her gentle gaze
we both
then
ceasing to need
to row that boat
paused;
gentled by the river currents
oars now floating away
we both
bewitched in the gloaming
breeze blowing
in her hair
the sinews of my heart parting
releasing those tiny realizations
of gifted moments
we most times
understand as human gifts
 only in later years.

Years pass and the river is before me now
I conjure that moment past
and your silk rose
and if it is not too late

offer you
these
words
  in my memory’s caress
and a single
rose-lensed
kiss.


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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/8/2012
Lonnie! A true work of art that could only be expressed by someone who lived it. ( Actually most of us probably lived it but you expressed it perfectly) Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/4/2012
Enchanting poetry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautifully done, Lonnie! Your phrasing was magic!

Anna
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 6/3/2012
A hauntingly beautiful memory of a lovely day long past.

Donna
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/2/2012
This is truly beautiful poetic expression ~
The flower for your beloved full and resplendent!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by John Coppolella 6/2/2012
A sinewy poem with the muscle to bring back a thought or two concerning youth's mistress: inexperience. Once, we are stranded in the future, the gaze of the past is as palpable as we ever could have imagined it. Undoubtedly a memoir written here. Thanks, I needed that.

Starman


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Politics, Poetry and Love in the Obama Age

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