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you stole me from Tuesday

swept me away to Wednesday

now here we are

sipping on a cocktail

of present, past and future

when we sat, swaddled

under the cherry moon that

hovered over shadow-painted mesas

I forgot my battlefield earth

and the sound of my aching heart

do you know the color of night?

I think you do …

ice-blue hues of frozen time

blush-strokes, shades of bliss

undertones of you

shining through

Written in response to Lillian’s Poetics at dVerse Poets Pub. She has challenged us to include in our poems, the names of movies that have won the Golden Raspberry Awards. There are 13 to choose from. I used the following – Cocktail, Under the Cherry Moon, Battlefield Earth, Color of Night, and Shining Through.

Lillian has also asked those who frequent our virtual pub to fill out a questionnaire regarding Open Link Night LIVE. Your input is appreciated. Thanks!


12 responses »

  1. Well, Mish….if you were sitting beside me here in Boston, you would have heard an audible sigh escape my lips at the end of reading this. It is absolutely beautiful!!! I just want to melt into your words. LOVE this!

  2. I really enjoyed this entire poem, but you really got me with “sipping on a cocktail of present, past and future.” Great twist. I also enjoyed how you turned the color of night into a question. Nicely done.

  3. Beautiful! I love the ending!

  4. This was wonderful and you slipped in the movie titles with ease. The opening two lines perfect.

  5. “blush-strokes, shades of bliss”
    Very romantic. Thanks for dropping by my blog.


  6. Oh this is so dreamy, romantic, gorgeous–you swept me away.
    I love those last four lines! 💙

  7. This is absolutely stunning, Mish! Wow! 😍 I especially love; “hovered over shadow-painted mesas/I forgot my battlefield earth and the sound of my aching heart.” ❤❤

  8. undertones of you

    Wow, Mish! How beautiful….


  9. This is so beautiful, Mish! Gorgeous all the way. ❤️

  10. Love the whole whole poem Mish, but that ending -WOW.


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