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Raspberry Wine

Musty antiquity 
within.
Spice inside
a cauldron 
of ripe reason. 
Five months 
unshelved 
brewing boiling 
now the suave coolness,
animals don’t know
how to simmer their lovebroth
like this.

Only the Titan breath, what they desired remained. 

The world was dark, centralised 
spherical
the centre imposed
upon her perfect
cheekbones
his horned chest 
woolen jumper swollen with clues
breasts rising like meringues in a brick oven 
on her lips hung her whole life 
he extracted from her lips 
what he knew she was 
dying to give.

Ambience, randomosity, the
haze of a lantern
stage-lit movement in dust
eyes swivelled, bottles made
their pleas to be known
wise ancestral spirits

The gallery browsed.

Time stuck
between the molars. 

Abandoned corner;
hazelnut liquer, pomegranate
blood and something else.
They sat on the ground 

with this raspberry wine 
and sipped each other 
profoundly, irrevocably. 
She, mineral rich
rivulets of stone-clean water, 
soft aquamarine. He, present
like limestone
crumbling to a silent past,
frictitious, only lovers perch
on the cracked mantle 
of reality like this,
only they hear the moment's plea 
for recognition.

Copyright. 2009.

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  1. Date: 11/20/2009 12:55:00 AM
    Excellent work, you have a way with words. Thanks for sharing your talents with us...Raul

  1. Date: 11/19/2009 10:47:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your splendid writing with us Jim. May this week find you in good health and your pen be overflowing with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/18/2009 10:41:00 PM
    Wow,this is passionate,very warm,romantic and more...I enjoyed reading it..!You're so good in this type of poetry Jim,this gem is going to my favs--Charma

  1. Date: 11/18/2009 5:20:00 PM
    Hi Jim,Love the romance and beautiful visual in this. I need a cold shower now! LOL! Seriously though your talent is really showing here. Maybe you should be writing romance novels. Thanks for sharing. Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 11/18/2009 4:50:00 PM
    Wonderful poem, Jim, interesting comparison of the wine... being Italian wine is part of my culture ... nice write and keep sharing with all of us on the Soup... look forward to more reads... thankxxx for your comments on my poetry also... much appreciated... luv.. Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart"