Summer nights


“Oh, the summer night has a smile of light and she sits on a sapphire throne.”

~Barry Cornwall


Summer nights

Summer nights,
pearls on royal spread,
I hear you in secret fogs and lulls,
when the winds color my dreams
in turquoise.

Summer nights,
shells breathing warmth,
I feel you in imaginary ripples,
where the memories glow
in ecstasy.

There, in the emerald world of silence,
jellyfish and peach sea flowers whisper.
There, with Poseidon’s gold, unseen and lost
lie the leftovers of enchantment,
the fantasies of rainbows and you.


Inspired by El beso del final – Christina Aguilera

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Peach sea flowers - courtesy


© 2011  Broken Sparkles


36 Responses to “Summer nights”


    A sparkling poem dear, with emeralds and gold hues. “I feel you in imaginary ripples…. beautiful with such astounding imagery.

  2. booguloo Says:

    Nice all around but, love the last stanza.

  3. mindlovemisery Says:

    This is really beautiful I love the sense of magic you’ve created and your words flow like currents

  4. liv2write2day Says:

    Relating back to your comment on my blog, I have a hard time remembering that English is a second language for you. This is flawless. I’m hoping for turquoise dreams tonight!

  5. luna15 Says:

    its beautiful and lovely as the sea

  6. souldipper Says:

    This is a fabulous poem, Blaga. When I read the whole post, I thought the link to Dirty Dancing 2 meant that the poem was the words to the song. Then when I read the comments, NO! They are your words. Very well done, you dear woman!!

  7. charlesmashburn Says:

    What a picture you’ve painted! Nicely done!

  8. Jingle Says:

    visual and beautiful.

    love the idea of summer nights with air conditioner running and more…

    Happy Rally.

  9. Artswebshow Says:

    Such a great slideshow of images in this poem.
    Summer nights can be so relaxing

  10. thingy Says:

    A visual treat! Beautiful.

  11. Kim Nelson Says:

    And that which you created is utterly beautiful

  12. Charlie Parant Says:

    Very nice graphics in your words.

  13. Alcina Says:

    I can feel the summer night through your poem..and it is much much soothing than the actual one :P



  14. Baishali Says:

    a magic … very beautiful.

  15. Someone is Special Says:

    visual treat for the readers Blaga.. Here is my Rally Post, ? will my life be colourful ?

    Someone is Special

  16. Chimnese Says:

    enchanting & whimsical….i liked the imagery..

  17. Kalahari blues Says:

    i earlier obesrved somebody really going at it to express himself but without strong use of imagism and metaphor..well it seems it comes natural to you well done and another good one!

  18. 15homegreenhome Says:

    great poem! i love the 1st 2 lines – beautiful

  19. Andy Says:

    Blaga, this is simply beautiful.
    I especially like the last stanza and that peach sea flower is amazing!
    There’s something about peach/orange color that just brightens me up.

  20. eclipseofthemoon Says:

    This is magical, Blaga…shells breathing warmth…love the words

  21. A.B. Thomas Says:

    A stunning write – beautiful

  22. Becca Givens Says:

    Blaga – you never cease to amaze me … love the vivid imagery created. Thank you for sharing! :D

  23. Classic NYer Says:

    This poem is sweet… so sweet…

  24. Sajeevs blog Says:

    Wonderful ! A poem very rich in vibrant imagery:))

  25. Olivia Says:

    the fantasies of rainbows and you.

    enchantingly serene.. :D beautiful n on the edge!! xox

  26. Leo Says:

    Serene thoughts, vibrant imagery indeed :) One of your best, Blaga.

  27. southwindtrails Says:

    This was lovely and refreshing, summer night air, water, magic. Just what I needed after a few very hot days!

  28. deadpoet88 Says:

    Breathtakingly beautiful! Love the vivid imagery, and the romanticism in this! Beautiful poem Bee!

  29. Kavita Says:

    Good God, girl… your imagery is absolutely mind blowing here! and the choice of words is awesome! Rich and and delectable… This is soooo like you, summer gal… romanticism at its summery peak!! :)

  30. Sam Says:

    Thank you for this beautiful feast of words Blaga…

  31. johnewordslinger Says:

    Very Beautiful, :) that last stanza is amazing, ;), Thank you, much appreciated, WS

  32. Cherlyn Says:

    Aww this is sweet – definitely loved all the colourful imagery you used in this poem, it really made the mood feel brighter, happier :)

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