Photo by Lisa Mulvey, New Orleans
Heady with lust within the scent
of sweet olive, dusk
descends chasing sunlight
across weathered bricks into
intimate corners where the green faerie
and fingers intermingle across
wrought iron table tops.
A thin sheen of sweat glistens
above her upper lip,
a hint of saltiness that melts
on his tongue.
Poem inspired by Three Word Wednesday CCIX
13 thoughts on “Courtyard”
This is just a lovely piece of writing, and the ending – perfection.
Was not expecting the ending! Love the photo!
This is just wonderful, laden with imagery and emotion. I love it.
Oh I just loved this, wonderfully written, and I agree with Thom the ending is delicious!!
Oh wow!! I love the personification of nature here and the way the courting (human) couple is so skilfully woven into the sensuousness of the setting itself. Masterful writing!
Thanks to you all. I hope I conveyed the intimate feeling of a walled courtyard – the perfect spot for a rendezvous.
zouxzoux i love this and the photo is perfect!
For one startled moment, I got up in the direction of my closet to reach for my white linen suit, but realized I was simply taken to this place in my imagination and wasn’t really a character out of Tennessee Williams.
Not sure whether that makes me lucky or unlucky.
I’m parched! Where’s that waiter?
My dear, I believe you are perspiring.
a perfect piece of writing.. well done Friend- Happy Monday
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Pamela, I was astonished to find that I don’t have a single photo of one of our beautiful walled courtyards in my Flickr. Well. I will make the FQ my next photo excursion destination. But my friend Lisa had several and they are all as beautiful as this one.
Trulyfool, there is no greater compliment – I adore Tennessee! I am, indeed, perspiring. 😉
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