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Undress The Night


The evening 
is soigné in outfits of rumpled elegance 
at the tables and on the bar stools, 

resplendent with a necklace 
of glistening notes from the piano 
in the corner,

rouged by the blushes imprisoned 
in our wine glasses.

Let's stay for a while then,

until the blushes have flown to our cheeks,

the patrons are back on the streets
or between the sheets, 

the pianist has played the last song,

and the night is done, 

or waiting to begin, 
its shyness shed.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/30/2019 7:27:00 AM
Really terrific write Bernard, let the night tell us secrets to wake up our inhibitions. Great images. Have a great day.
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Bernard Chan
Date: 1/30/2019 8:35:00 AM
Thanks a lot, Phil. You have a great day too.
Date: 1/11/2019 11:46:00 AM
Oh what a lovely, lovely Poem Bernard. I read and re-read it three time and enjoyed it more every time. Well done - poetry wishes, Jennifer.
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Bernard Chan
Date: 1/11/2019 7:51:00 PM
Hi Jennifer, thank you very much for your visit and your lovely comment. Much appreciated :)
Date: 1/9/2019 1:59:00 PM
Hello Bernard, I like this poem. The evening has so much to offer the people tha go out this time of evening.Have a nice daymy friend.
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Bernard Chan
Date: 1/9/2019 7:56:00 PM
Thank you very much, Darlene. Have a great evening!
Date: 12/31/2018 9:37:00 PM
Oh, I just love the whole feeling of this poem, Bernard. Such beautiful and dramatic imagery of nightlife and all its possibilities.. great title too. Exquisite poetry and I agree with Caren, this is a fav! Warmest wishes for a happy new year, my friend.. ~Susan
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Bernard Chan
Date: 1/1/2019 4:21:00 AM
Thank you so much, Susan. Have a blessed, spectacular 2019! :)
Date: 12/31/2018 10:37:00 AM
This is wonderful writing Bernard, the night is done...or is it? Patrons on the streets or between the sheets, clever rhyming!
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Bernard Chan
Date: 12/31/2018 4:01:00 PM
Thanks a lot, John. Happy New Year!
Date: 12/31/2018 7:43:00 AM
This poem grabbed my heart and held her hostage from the first stanza, so I threw her on my FAV list so I can read her whenever I want. Happy New 2019!
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Date: 12/31/2018 9:36:00 AM
Thank you, Caren. Getting on your FAV list again is a really nice way to wrap up 2018. Have a Happy New Year and a great 2019!!