An Autumn Sunset

Temple bells fade

Fragrance of jasmine blossoms
rises slowly
intoxicating the evening
My gaze

Follows the hills
bathed in unusual shades of colors

meandering green hues
vibrant wild flowers

and
fluttering prayer flags
reaching out to  heaven above

Amber light of setting sun
begins to merge in the lake below
making it shimmer like molten bronze

Igniting
fires of
illicit desires
Your thoughts travel
between our silences and words

Your voice sings
emotions at pitch
I hear it clear
sensuous, delicate
robbed in one sense
but returning elsewhere
stronger, richer

I listen to the wind
softly blowing
whistling through the trees
I watch
as it rustles
and caresses each leaf
rolling beneath the twilight sky

I feel my heart slipping away
chasing the shadows
in the dark woods
Borrowing words from your old song
I  fill the emptiness inside
and escape into another world

(Picture courtsey gotsaga.com)
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Poem by Tikuli who blogs at Tikulicious
 

comment 3 comments:

The Bald Guy on October 15, 2010 at 4:22 PM said...

:)

sathi on October 16, 2010 at 3:54 AM said...
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Cherry Blossom on October 16, 2010 at 3:57 AM said...

A beautiful romantic poem, very visual, very sensuous and very touching. The choice of words are praiseworthy and the shades of colors are fascinating. A sense of loss compensated by words...beautiful. I love poems of such kind. The picture is awesome.

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