Thursday, December 20, 2012

trust at twilight

Going Home by Igor Zenin

If I were you I'd
remember this day and
the way your dad's tobacco
mingles with the smell
of the horse, and with the
seductive fullness of the air
at gloaming, in a blend
of musky smoke, sweet
grass, and magic
so familiar
there is color-character-form
to the concoction and you
might create it again
someday for Guerlain and
name the fragrance trust.

Your hair will have been
cut years before your
career begins. Still, if
I were you, I would
remember the taste of the
tips of those braids
when you sucked them
and the strange sensuality
in that act,
and the soft sentimentality
you will feel when pressing
those bright leaves
in between the covers
of twilight.

Written for Open Link Night at dVerse Poets hosted this week by Joe Hesch. 
(Am linking in spite of being too late to actually sign in.)


Fireblossom said...

Oh, fine advice indeed. It said so much about her hair being cut for her career. Have I mentioned that I stopped getting haircuts?

G-Man said...

It's stuff like this that makes it OBVIOUS when you're not around...
You Rock!!! Hope to see you this week?

Rosaria Williams said...

Such fine imagery, connecting to the past, with all your senses.
This is one of your best, Lydia.
So glad I stopped by to wish you Merry Christmas on such a stormy day.

Rob-bear said...

Such a wonderful mixture of images.

Lydia said...

Fireblossom~ Well, good for you, girl. It is very freeing, I know. I bet you look fab.

G-Man~ Ah, how dear of you to pop over and leave one of your so very encouraging notes. I will see ya Friday, G.

rosaria~ You are more than kind. I really appreciate your visit and this feedback you have given.
Merry Christmas to you, too, and may we get through these gloomy days soon (maybe even look forward to a dusting of snow on the beach!).

Rob-bear~ Many thanks. I just loved this image....wanted to jump into it and live there for awhile...

Kathe W. said...

lovely words and sentiment

Lydia said...

Kathe~ Thank you. Loved the pic!



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