I Can No Longer be a Duchess

Affluent and formal
pink lilies deck the tables;
we await the 
sweet, affected 
laughter of our  friends.
Bedecked in bouffant hair-do's
perfumes, ermines, jewels
brocades and buckled shoes,
we dazzle, yes! We dazzle
with our mirrors, and our decals,
our precious art, and plaster,
exotic candelabras, 

but  I can't wait to make my
exit to  wander in the gardens
and let the scented air restore
my soul 
 
To get completely
lost in moonlight and 
fragrance of the night  
never to return,
to that balcony, nor
endure, the boring empty twitter
that temporary glitter.

I can barely wait till daylight to
mount my noble horse
and gallop miles and miles
and miles  away.
To feel the solid earth resound
beneath his flying feet.
I  have crossed that fragile  threshold 
into madness.

I can no longer be a Duchess

 

Suzanne Delaney

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 2/8/2016 1:53:00 PM
I was held spellbound by this beautiful poem - Simply enchanting, Suzanne...Simply enchanting! :) john P.s A much deserved 7!
Login to Reply
Delaney Avatar
Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/8/2016 11:09:00 PM
Thank for reading John: I appreciate your comment so much. SuZ
Date: 2/7/2016 12:46:00 AM
Love the little story you crafted here. It's a Victorian lass gone nature child - going off into greater heights and deeper depths. Threshold into madness? Well living is quite mad I suppose ;) On a different note I've always thought twitter was a made-up word for sending "tweets" ... apparently it actually has a meaning beyond a billboard for everyone's thoughts! Ha! PS Glad you enjoyed my "pagoda shape" poem.
Login to Reply
Delaney Avatar
Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/7/2016 3:29:00 PM
Hi Timothy: Yes twitter is what birds do but another use for it is to describe useless chit-chat.lol
Date: 2/5/2016 5:48:00 AM
Beautifully penned, Suz. T.J
Login to Reply
Delaney Avatar
Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/6/2016 2:50:00 PM
Thanks Teppo>. It was fun to write, SuZ
Date: 2/3/2016 11:56:00 PM
hi, Suz, thank you for the smiles... LINDA
Login to Reply
A   Avatar
Poet Destroyer A
Date: 2/4/2016 12:05:00 AM
:)
Delaney Avatar
Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/3/2016 11:57:00 PM
Always :)
Date: 2/3/2016 7:38:00 PM
enjoyed this one Suzanne:) @-> LINDA <-@
Login to Reply
Delaney Avatar
Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/3/2016 11:54:00 PM
Thanks Linda...sending smiles. SuZ
Date: 2/3/2016 12:05:00 PM
ohh, suZ, i would rather have the company of a natural, glorious moonlight than a masquerade's facade... beautifully rendered!..huggs
Login to Reply
Delaney Avatar
Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/3/2016 11:56:00 PM
Thanks Nette: So nice of you to join me in fantasy's garden. You have lots of glorious moonlight in your poems, also. SuZ
Date: 2/3/2016 12:31:00 AM
Then don't be but continue on as a fine poetess!! A7
Login to Reply
Delaney Avatar
Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/3/2016 11:54:00 PM
Thank You Robert...Yoy are very gallant, SuZ