Scarlet Suggestion

Written for:  Sunday Muse #195

Photograph by Anita Sedberry at Harold Ross Fine Art Photography.
Something mysterious
about burnished
pewter, and a scarlet
candle–wax designing
its own shape– 
as it melts, cascading
down the body
of the candle.  I think
of passion, a woman in
a gown of red–burning,
turning to hot liquid
at her lover's touch.


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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36 Responses to Scarlet Suggestion

  1. Mike Bayles says:

    Nice, passionate poem, Sara.


  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    I absolutely love this Sara! A beautiful metaphor! One of your finest indeed!


  3. Sadje says:

    This is such a beautiful way of looking at this image.


  4. wyndolynne says:

    Love the image of passion creating it’s perfect shape.


  5. Beverly Crawford says:

    Whoa! I don’t think your ink is purple any more!!


  6. Carol anne says:

    awe I love it sarah! Well done! ❤


  7. Helen Dehner says:

    I only had to read the first few lines of your poem to know where it was headed … and I loved the direction!


  8. Sherry Marr says:

    I love the comparison to a woman in red. Wonderful!


  9. Jim says:

    Sara, I like your imagination.


  10. qbit says:

    “wax designing its own shape” – that’s cool.


  11. Gillena Cox says:

    The prompt steered you to a sensuous path. Enjoyed your poem Sara. Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much love..


  12. Syl says:

    This poems in itself flows…
    Love it!!


  13. Sumana Roy says:

    Beautiful, Sara.


  14. Ooh, nice image of the candle as a woman melting by her lover’s touch


  15. msjadeli says:

    enc;hanting and sizzling take on the image, Sara


  16. “candle–wax designing
    its own shape–
    as it melts, cascading
    down the body”

    what a great image, very sensual, this poem has some heat, well done


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