Sunday, April 19, 2015

Scorpio By Moonlight

Blue is for boys, so they say--
wrong to the core, for they never saw your bed with its
invitation to deep indigo.

Van Gogh, smitten mad for you, 
sublimated in paints what he felt and could not bear.
(So I like to imagine, my body stretched out among the stars.)

So clever you are, or careless--
half covered like a moon in transit across a narrow window.
You know I'll go to the breezy sill,

lupine and soft-coated, leaning for silvered water and finding
delicious madness in the warm curve of the offered half
of your celestially gifted ass.
______

for Karin's "Going Halvsies!" challenge at Real Toads

 

17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

lovely!

Björn Rudberg said...

I love the blue, but I can settle for pink if you like :-)

Outlawyer said...

Ha--invitation to deep indigo is a highly memorable phrase as is the whole poem, one imagines quite a great window here, with the moon peering in (or out). Take care, and thanks much for participating in the prompt! k.

R.K. Garon said...

Well... I think you said it all... any question would be moot :-)
ZQ

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oh Shay, this is such a lovely poem! :D

Van Gogh, smitten mad for you,
sublimated in paints what he felt and could not bear.
(So I like to imagine, my body stretched out among the stars.)

Its so utterly beautiful..! :D
Lots of love,
Sanaa

Debi Swim said...

Yes, the Van Gogh verse is wonderful. The whole thing is so colorful and sensual.

Mama Zen said...

My goodness, lady! This is unbearably awesome!

angieinspired said...

I did not see this "half-ass" coming. Good job!

Rose Ketring said...

Awesome poem, especially about "celetial asses" Wonder what would happen if there were more in the world...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Lovers are especially beautiful by moonlight.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I was breezing along enjoying the lines - "lupine and soft-coated" - wow! - then got such a kick out of the closing line.

hedgewitch said...

Tales half-told, and half a moon, half a Van Gogh masterpiece...yes I think you cut to the heart of the concept of halves here--two do make a whole, don't they? I have never been able to find out.

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful, romantic, artful...sigh

my heart's love songs said...

LMFAO! LOVE the ending Miss FB! too cool for mere mortals!

enjoyed listening to Janice too.

what are the odds of both of us using Starry Night on the same day? (i just wish my poem were 1/10th as brilliant as yours!!!)

{whimpering as i crawl away "why does she have to be so fucking fabulous? why can't she write one shit poem every so often... but noooooo, she has to be exceptional .every. frucking. time.....merde!}

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sizzling! (And Janis was a nice bonus.)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sizzling! (And Janis was a nice bonus.)

Mia Wallace said...

This is great.