My Hopes, Memories and Dreams

Skin to Skin

You lend me your softness

so that

I might remember

the gentleness

that resonates

from touch

skin to skin

and back again

A heaving

of dark days

folded in upon itself


amongst the tangles


eggshell blue

Egyptian cotton

Your tenderness


like liquid silk

creating rapids

along each softened ridge

to refill

my languishing




14 responses

  1. Outstanding. Lush and beautiful and blue. You know how much I love blue.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    • Thank you Sara. Thats a big compliment coming from such a talented lady =) Yes, we seem to share an appreciation for eggshell blue !

      January 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm

  2. It’s been too long since I visited. My Little Writer hiatus lasted a while… Colleen, this was a stunner. I loved your descriptions and could almost feel the silkiness of those sheets! Sigh.

    (and thanks for popping over to see me… I appreciate your comments!)

    January 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    • Hello ! Yes I too have only recently tapped back into the creative reserves in recent weeks after a long break. And it’s great to be back. Yes, I was thrilled to see your blog active again…Welcome Back ! Hope you’re well and happy. And thanks for the comments re my words above…I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster of emotions lately =)

      January 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm

  3. Scent of my heart

    Dreamy and longing … I like the use of Egyptian cotton as a way to describe tenderness … Thank you for visiting me! All the best!

    January 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    • Hello ! I’m pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comments.

      January 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

  4. Hi Colleen,
    I enjoyed your poetry and your choices of photo are great, do you take them?
    And also to hear you read, a very nice addition.
    Thank you very much for adding me to your blog roll.

    January 29, 2011 at 2:48 am

    • Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I am finding the reading part a little awkward but hopefully I will get used to it as I know I appreciate listening to other’s readings. Some photos are mine (such as the header picture) but most are not.

      January 30, 2011 at 9:51 am

  5. gnunn

    so rich and sensual Colleen… love the way the physical and emotional states come together here.

    January 30, 2011 at 7:32 am

    • Hello ! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I’m pleased you appreciated my words ๐Ÿ™‚

      January 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

  6. Hi Colleen,

    Love this sequence from the poem especially


    amongst the tangles


    eggshell blue

    Egyptian cotton’

    So effective, especially ‘eggshell blue’ which is such a lovely shade to use in the poem

    February 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    • Hello, thank you for taking the time to comment. I’m glad you appreciate my words ๐Ÿ˜‰

      March 6, 2011 at 5:04 pm

  7. now this is quite something.. it shimmers with energy.. I think I need a cigarette.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    March 29, 2011 at 6:22 am

  8. “to refill

    my languishing

    gorgeous! so lush!

    April 16, 2011 at 10:21 am

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