“Twilight and White Linen”

Twilight and White Linen

Here we are and time
when I found you —

latitudes of faces,
of eyelids and shoulders,
verdant archipelago
sculptured in sapphire
the orbital fruit dangles,
from its ripening —

Twilight and white linen
stoke the hunger —

I slice zucchini
into cylinders,
slender wedges,
peppers into strips
of scarlet,
toss the cuttings
into volcanic oils of olive,
aromatic sesame —

the meat is warm
for the tasting,
pearls of rice turn amber
from the fragrant
spices —

here we are
and time.

by D. G. Vachal © 2013

*** Image by Rob Espierre

32 thoughts on ““Twilight and White Linen”

  1. You have always impressed me with your ability to use color as a description of surroundings but here you’ve captured our other senses. I sense distance in “latitude of faces,” but the meal itself is very familiar; the pepper, the zucchini. Your action here, a sacrifice, the fruit suspended, a sense of the forbidden, the cutting, the oil the aroma. I want to place my hands inside of yours to complete the task. Yet too, I feel that we are allowed a glimpse here, the sense of anticipation, for linen and twilight are very, very private. We should all have a sense of that sort of bliss. Very well done.

    • Dear Sandra, what impresses me is that I paint a landscape and you discover the gold and the ore, point to the fields where oil is to be found. Thank you for listening to the words of my heart and capturing its melody. Love, Dee

  2. Words evoking senses, colours embellishing the offering – what a delight, what a treat – a feast indeed, Dee 🙂

    You don’t post often, but when you do – it never fails to captivate.

    Peace and blessings,

  3. Oh my, Dee……….how can I even comment on something so beautiful…….something which took of my breath so easily. *sigh* I love this…….. how beautiful the soul to find the words. ~ Love always, Bobbie

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