Friday, March 7, 2014

Denim and Linen

Beneath my bracelets,
my blood moving.

On my fingers this morning,
just one ring.

Denim and linen
softly familiar.

Lie on your back--
I will be white and blue of cloud and sky.

What did you do with your life, they'll say.

I wore bracelets,
rings,
denim and linen--

I lived.
I breathed. 

For you.
_____

a 55. Visit the G Man for more.

19 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is beautiful!

hedgewitch said...

Agree with Kerry. The short phrases and simple lines work well with the clean and basic yet lilting and ever-lifting sentiments, and the image of constancy evoked.

TexWisGirl said...

awww.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

OH! MY! GODDESS! this is just PERFECT.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Oh sure, just throw yourself into life like that. Powerful.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

A beautiful tribute to love.

G-Man said...

What more could anyone ask?
(I can see right now that I made the right decision)
What a Top Shelf 55 Shay
Thanks for playing, thanks for being such a Class Act. You Rock from Rochester to Ingster.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

Björn said...

Sometimes nothing more is needed.. just this connection.. and linen and jeans.. love the connection to skies.. paints a vivid picture.

Kathryn said...

So beautifully visual.

Other Mary said...

*sigh* That's beautiful Shay.

Cloudia said...

So lovely in it's powerful simplicity, Shay


ALOHA from Honolulu
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grapeling said...

romantic - gorgeous, Shay ~

Ella said...

Shay, this is gorgeous! I love the effect of your lines-swoon worthy!

Sioux said...

Those last three lines (especially)--perfect.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful.

myinnerchick.com said...

***I wore bracelets,
rings,
denim and linen--

I lived.
I breathed.***

Beautifully, Fully,

e n o u g h !!

Ming Seiko said...

Very beautiful and romantic poem. I used to wear quite a bit of jewelry. At this point I work night shift in an assisted living facility, and I wear neither jewelry nor makeup.

Daryl said...

it is truly perfect ...

razzamadazzle said...

I do love this!