February 22, 2011

Sweet-scented pines
whisper your name
in italics.

I run my hands
up and down your skin
like a sapling’s bark.

I lie on a bed
of pine needles
crushed cones
for a pillow
looking up
into your brown eyes
that shed leaves
of love
a blanket.

My words of love and longing..
like the seeds stored
in a pine cone.

We made love
in a sun-dappled pine grove
the trees’ sap
sticky and sweet,
trickling slowly
down your skin.

(Posted for One Stop Poetry’s One Shot Wednesday, week 34.)

15 Responses to “Pining.”

  1. hot. love the intimacy…and the contradicting images you use…particularly in the first two…very nice

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  3. marousia said

    Beautiful poem – love the metaphor 🙂

  4. Heather said

    Excellent write Peter. I like the images and the ‘Pine’ that ties it all together. 🙂 Nice work, as always.

  5. lori said

    I read this a couple of times. Such longing…very lovely 🙂

  6. Sweet-scented pines
    whisper your name
    in italics.

    Beautiful, all of it.

  7. Shashi said

    hi Peter
    This is beautiful and very imaginative… your last lines were so vivid…
    trickling slowly
    down your skin.’
    Thanks for sharing..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Connect with me at Twitter @VerseEveryDay

  8. A truly beautiful series, Peter–image layered upon image. Your muse is an inspiration to us all. 🙂

  9. Pine has always been one of my favorite scents, relaxing and luxurious, taking my mind wherever it wants. It certainly fits the sensuousness of your writing.


  10. siubhan said

    sensual and filled with intimacy of both body and soul. your longing makes me nostalgic. 🙂

  11. You are such an exquisite poet, Peter. Your words activate all five of my senses, very stimulating and so beautiful to read. Thank you for sharing friend.

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