Rêves Rouge


Rêves Rouge

How red the hibiscus broad petals bloom!

They hint of your paradise, adorning my room

Locked as they are, away, far away

Resilient and brilliant, resplendent as day.


Those green open parasols, how sturdy of stem

Are your flowers for me, or all just for them?

The last lonely hummingbird stalls past the glass

Hungrily making a ghost wintertime pass.


The whir of his wings his prism'd displays

How the blur of commotion, speeds up the days

Days until nesting, when eggs magically crack

Days even hibiscii know warm summer’s back.


Oh, greening, fair greening, my resident shrub

In all of this dreaming, let me touch at the nub

The warm winds bring rains in true paradise

While watering my heart in my lover’s eyes.


While there you stand witness, and grandly portray

The colors that tropics are wont display

Let me kiss your fair petals, caress softly your flowers

Till waking erases my heart’s captive hours.

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ginga commented on Rêves Rouge


Harver, Your passion and sensuality sends a message that warms the soul. My wish is that you meet her in the tropics as her petals bloom. ginga



Sigh. . . . me two. Harv

tenderpoison commented on Rêves Rouge


Simply beautiful. Love the way you put words together :) 10



A little morning music for you today. Thank you for reading, Harv

carynontherhine commented on Rêves Rouge


Awesome Harvy, not sure if this is a dream as you end with the wakimg of erases the heart's captive hours? Your descriptions of nature are astounding and a magical treat. I love the stanza of the hummingbird as it is my favorite of all. Definite off the chart write. Thank you for sharing this piece. I thought I was the flower all along. Hugz



What better room than the living room for entertaining dreams? Harv Thanks for reading.

Tempy commented on Rêves Rouge


The whir of his wings his prism'd displays How the blur of commotion, speeds up the day i loved these lines they wrapped like a unopened gift, :)



Every dream has its transformational moment. For this one, it was the shift from the observational and wistful, to the fantastical. You nailed it with uncanny precision. Harv

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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