one velvet night

English: Uncropped sunburst over Earth

Uncropped sunburst over Earth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

one dark and dreamy velvet night
she shared with me a memory of secret delight

together we ran up a hill covered in fancy flowers
and danced until we lost track of the passing hours

the shadows flittered nearby like butterflies
while far off lightning lit up the rumbling skies

our feet grew lighter and we began to float away
until we reached orbit and saw the upcoming break of day

in the end we succumbed to Earth’s gravitational field
and one velvet night burned away without a heat shield


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  1. #1 by RKHouse on November 22, 2012 - 11:28 am

    I heard “Some Velvet Morning” come on my squeezbox on random play tonight and that made me think of the title for this poem.

  2. #2 by emmylgant on November 22, 2012 - 1:18 pm

    Haunting song, beautiful poem. Phaedra… inescapable passion out of control.

    • #3 by RKHouse on November 23, 2012 - 4:33 am

      I agree, very haunting song. My dad used to listen to music on big reel to reel tape recorder. Nancy Sinatra was one of my favorite artists that he liked and played a lot.

  3. #4 by 35andupcynicismonhold on November 28, 2012 - 4:40 am

    “in the end we succumbed to Earth’s gravitational field” – ahaha, what a way to put things… ^^

    hello, sir RK. hope things are well, regards 🙂

    • #5 by RKHouse on November 30, 2012 - 10:44 am

      I get to spend some time feeding and rocking my three month old granddaughter most nights. That’s pretty nice. 🙂 I hope things are going well for you!

      • #6 by 35andupcynicismonhold on December 1, 2012 - 4:12 am

        wow, that sounds fun. i have a granddaughter (nephew’s kid) who’s one year and nine months. i get to play with her often, too. such moments lighten, don’t you think, huh?

        things are a bit better these days. hope they are for you, too. warm regards… 😉

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