Red Sea Nights

“Je sais les hivers, je sais le froid mais la vie sans toi, je sais pas …”
/ I know winters and I know cold, but life without you I don’t know …/
~Celine Dion

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Red Sea Nights

Red sea nights, an inlet in the Indian ocean,
skillfully knitted ricochets of the desert’s mist;
tell me, how do you stand still
under the amber silence of the sands?

Why don’t you storm out and
follow the colors of the moon and the waves,
when a khamaseen is about to be born?

There, in the malachite universe of our hearts
where darters and cranes no longer fly,
there, by the pillars of  the pitch-dark winds,
lifeless, in oblivion sleeps your pristine fire.

Memories scattered with the ashes of the dawn,
obsolete love craving an ignition, red sea nights,
don’t ever forget the water lilies and the kisses.

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Red sea in Hurghada/Egypt/ by Marcin81


© 2011  Broken Sparkles


15 Responses to “Red Sea Nights”

  1. Someone is Special Says:

    I am loving this Blaga.. Too good, the pic and the words..

    Someone is Special

  2. Paula Tohline Calhoun Says:

    Blaga – I am sorry to have been away for so long, because I have missed such lovely poems as this one! The last verse is especially stunning! “Obsolete love, craving ignition, etc. ” Beautiful!

    (I’m still around, and I’ll be back as often as possible!)

    XO Paula

  3. Jan Freeman Says:

    You paint beautifully, as always. Wish I was there :-)


    Every line is a treat.. such beautiful expressions Blaga. Enjoyed this pearl too like all others in your ocean.:-)

  5. abichica Says:

    every line is amazing, with every line i read i couldn’t wait to get to the next. :-).. and that picture is so beautiful

  6. Paul Andrew Russell Says:

    A lovely poem and photograph.

    “There, in the malachite universe of our hearts…” A beautiful line. :-)

  7. Androgoth Says:

    How delightfully romantic my friend,
    your words upon this blank canvas have
    feathered an exquisite masterpiece…

    Have a lovely rest of evening my friend :)

    Androgoth Xx

  8. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Rather like an Impressionist painting. Moves one along in a sort of dreamy haze … Just the thought of the Red Sea is evocative. Such a good choice. Nice, Blaga. Most enjoyable! ;-)

    Hope all is well …

  9. eclipseofthemoon Says:

    What an imagery Blaga….stunning and so beautifully penned.
    The last stanza is just breathtaking…

  10. Androgoth Says:

    Have a great Thursday Broken Sparkles and thank
    you for calling into my Space :) Be very well now B/S

    Androgoth Xx

  11. deadpoet88 Says:

    Very romantic piece Bee! Love the imagery, love the way you write. Excellently done!

  12. Tom Baker Says:

    Sexy poem Blaga and I love the image as well.

  13. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Just over at Cherlyn’s. Congrats on your award. ;-)

    Hope everything is okay and that we see you back here soon.

    Many blessings.


  14. dragonkatet Says:

    This was a thought-provoking piece for me, and I even learned a new word (always good to do!) – did not know what a khamaseen was. The picture is interesting and I think it goes quite well with the poem. I had to read it several times to get a “feel” for the underlying rhythms of it, if that makes sense. Like Jamie, I hope all is well with you! Haven’t heard much from you lately, so I do hope you’re okay. xox

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