Bathing in Amber and Blue

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrills #39 – “Bliss” (posted by Bjorn)


The Happy Lovers by Jean-Honore Fragonard

Imagine a dalliance dappled
in auras of amber moon,
and silver-starred heavens.
An indigo blue-black bliss
of ocean occluded by nighttime,
while wave tips ride in rippled
rows like threads of nacreous
jewels. Listening to sensual
susurrations, as they slip
away into silken slumber.

Quadrille #39

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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24 Responses to Bathing in Amber and Blue

  1. I really love the alliterations, and how you described that perfect bliss we can only dream about


  2. Beautiful! And I love that you made me look up a new word: nacreous.


  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the sound of this: “indigo blue-black bliss” And “wave tips ride in rippled


  4. whimsygizmo says:

    “An indigo blue-black bliss
    of ocean” — sigh. This makes me almost ache with longing…


  5. Ooooo, the sounds in this. It’s wonderful to read aloud!


  6. Oh, your word choices are delicious. They tickle the tongue. This needs to be read aloud!


  7. A beautiful piece that flows like its ocean, very musical. ❤


  8. Imelda says:

    Your words evoke romance.💛🌸👍


  9. I love the alliteration and word choices. “Sensual susurrations” and “nacreous jewels” — wow!


  10. lillian says:

    oooooh….love everything about this….especially reading it aloud and these words
    “ocean occluded by nighttime”
    Well done! It was blissfully delightful!


  11. Grace says:

    This is a sensual dance..I love it Sara.


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