Along the blue steel thread of rails,
peace entreats my quiet wanting
in silhouetted oak tree stands
and shadows black, night’s contrast, haunting.
Waxen moon in full delight
calms November’s rolling dells,
strokes the sultry flaxen lea
to render sweet seduction’s spell.
A feathered breeze, a trembling hush
claimed in shuddering wanton fields,
where forlorn apathetic husks
sense love’s touch and so in yield.
Sweet seduction’s mercy,
before my eyes, across this vale,
thieves my lonely heart from worry
by haunting blue reflected rails
that curve the valley floor,
surrender to the sweet wood’s blind,
to mountains rise to blush once more
and there entreat her love in kind…
Beneath the stroke of naked moon,
between November’s blankets furled,
kissed by meadow’s sweetest rills
before the granite mountains curled.
Here dream do I in longing,
atop this post in autumn’s glove,
yearn to kiss her blushing flesh
and draw her close in sacred love.
29 responses to “Sweet Seduction”
it is a sacred kinda love…i like how you hold that to the end it si a nice release after the build…really felt piece…and well played…
Thank you Brian
Beautiful use of imagery that allows me to be a silent observer of the intensity of the scene.
Thank you. I’m glad you see it that way. In my mind’s eye, I feel perched above the scene just slightly, an observer to the entire play before me eyes. Thanks for commenting.
Oh Jay…what delicious imagery….what enticing verse…what yearning lies in these lovely lines. Bravo!
Thank you my friend.
Splendid! I love the way you caress and hold the beloved in your words. Natalie 🙂
Thank you Natalie – glad you enjoyed it.
Your language is so light that it flows right off the tongue. Really good stuff.
Oh the imagery in this poem! You’ve written so beautifully about November love.
Thank you. Nature’s quiet a seductress at this time of year… I appreciate your comment.
It is a sweet seduction, especially that first stanza.
Thank you. Thanks for commenting.
I love the calming nature of this piece. The last line of the first stanza is just wonderful. 🙂
Thank you. I appreciate your reading and commenting. Thanks
I am just captivated by this. Sweet, flowing, graceful. I love the November stanza.
Thanks. The image is very vivid in my mind’s eye. I think it came to the page pretty well. Thanks for reading and commenting.
kissing her blushing flesh… hmmm nice… love the flow in this and the beautiful images to describe autumn’s beauty…she’s almost gone… i’m drunk by her last colors..
Thanks. Indeed, autumn’s about to bed here. Winter is creeping in with long fingers that show their icy grip just a bit more every few days. Thanks for commenting.
What a beautiful romantic lovely piece, I am in a swoon!
Thanks… so glad you could feel the long drawn romance… Thanks for commenting.
Beautiful imagery and evocation of nature in November! I enjoyed the serene tone.
Thank you. It is definitely a slow turning time of year. Serene indeed. Thanks for commenting.
Speechless….you write oh so beautifully. I look forward to what comes and to coming back later and reading more.
Thank you. And I as well look forward to what comes out of YOU. Good to know you.
Likewise, Jay. Have a beautiful,sunny Day 🙂
Baffled by your purity of emotions that are so distant from poetry of nowadays ~ The melding of earth’s beauties in such abundance and, your sweetheart creates holiness ~ Glorious writing ! HAPPY Thanksgiving day~ Faithfully Debbie
Thank you Debbie – your kind comments continue to inspire. I am truly thankful for you, my friend! Hoping yours is a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving. – Jay