Frozen violets

Frozen Violets

by  Hugo Ramos and Blaga Todorova

split ebony over silence and dreams,
the phone chimed through
the dim lights of enticing Friday night

the wires touched murmurs,
tones- knotted chords in a breath,
reaching the sanguine lines of the lips

on the other end, a thousand miles away
over wild rivers,
and the emerald foliage of forests

a voice arrived
wrapped in the lemony fragrance
of the Mediterranean

in and out the continents, the words curved in adagio,
notes of a violin, an eloquence keeping the heart
glamored in a clandestine dance

where legs moved across glossy ballroom floors,
and whispers melt into blackness
as the curtains fall

in the dark, his breath curled around her neck,
beyond the end of the dialing thread, she hoped
to dissolve the distance and the ocean’s frozen violets


* * *

I haven’t done many collaborations, but writing together with Hugo is such an inspirational experience,

it is so easy to follow his words and the emotions are exquisite.

Visit Hugo at or follow his poetry on Facebook- HERE.


"Violets are blue" by Jasmina-S on DeviantArt`


© 2011  Broken Sparkles


20 Responses to “Frozen violets”

  1. Cassiopeia Rises Says:

    This is lovely but would read more of your lines.


  2. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Another successful colaboration! Wonderful …

    The words play on the emotions like a massage therapist’s hands over the back and sholders.

    I love that it starts on Friday night, the night when we are set free from the work and/or school. I can just see the words traveling along wires over great distance …

    The choice of illustration is perfect and I find myself in love with the photo, which is a poem in itself. So two poems here for the “price” of one visit ….

    Lovely …

    Poem on Blaga and I will also be sure to check out Hugo’s work online.


  3. The Noiseless Cuckooclock Says:

    fabulous word play..

    enjoyed it.

  4. abichica Says:

    wooww!! beautiful.. :-D

  5. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Happy Picnic days …

  6. dragonkatet Says:

    I love the way you used the colors in this! To me, it only enhanced the words. What a wonderfully told moment. :) Beautiful picture, too!

  7. fiveloaf Says:

    so romantic! tq for sharing blaga..

  8. The Cello Strings Says:

    sweet and cheerful…

    Thanks for sharing..

  9. Seabell Says:

    Fantastic result… Really enjoyable!

  10. Sarah Johnston Says:

    wow this is wonderful and so beautiful

  11. charlesmashburn Says:

    Wonderful result. This came through as a wonderful combining of two poetic souls. Very nice!

  12. zumpoems Says:

    Wow! This appears on the surface so seamless that hard to imagine its a colloboration. Really enjoyed!

  13. ds Says:

    Beautiful tango. I especially like the last stanza. Thank you.

  14. Kay Salady Says:

    The dance was simply divine! xoXox

  15. Androgoth Says:

    A Rather Interesting Concept…

    Androgoth Xx

  16. swanrose Says:

    fav line…in the dark, his breath curled around her neck,

  17. sonsothunder Says:

    No flower could remain frozen, dripping thawing dew from the words of “Frozen Violets” . Awesome prose!!!

    God Bless You

  18. Onyeche Vincent Onyeka Says:

    I read and read over and over again! If this Poem is Karma I think I’m on a right Part…. Pain would be Pleasure! It is Wonderful!

  19. Tom Baker Says:

    Hello again Blaga! I’m glad to see you are continuing on with your poetry blog. I miss reading it. I plan to be back posting more regularly soon.

    The poem is wonderful. I heard that you and Cherlyn also collaborated on a post. I must read that as well. Hope all is well my friend.

  20. Cherlyn Says:

    This is amazing! I’m ashamed to be so far behind on your blog because I was missing so many wonderful posts! This is awesome though – you guys really work well together, it’s like one voice, not two. You guys are seemless! Thank you for sharing :)

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