Love Through the Five Senses

Love Through the Five Senses

Cabbage on a rolling boil-
Your scent upon my skin-
Incense on an altar, praying-
Nocturnal blooming jasmine.

The polish on a chapel pew-
Laughter in Christmas eyes-
Your smile when I come into view-
Water horizons wide.

Ice cream on an August day-
Chocolate whipped fine-
Mashed potatoes, peppered well-
Your lips tasting mine.

Raindrops on the patio tile-
A well played Mozart score-
Triumphant bells on Easter morn-
The music of your snore.

The kiss of silk against my skin-
The vibrations of a purr-
Our spent bodies lying twinned-
My heart’s too small for more.

11-25-99

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About elrondsilvermaul

I never know what to say about myself. I let what I write try to speak as to who I am. I can only add, here, that I am 72, live in a nursing home, am twenty years a cancer survivor, and identify as a gay male. I intend to use this blog as storage for poems? written over the long years (and still being written). This does not preclude other uses.
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One Response to Love Through the Five Senses

  1. Cubby says:

    What a wonderful illustration of love through all the different sense. I love how lyrical this piece sounds. Beautifully written. 🙂

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