To My Dark Delight

To my dark delight I heard the susurrus
escape the restraint of your lips
before they alighted on me,
to reciprocate joy.

My bliss drunk eyes
can see no star to rival you
in the night sky, which bears reverent
witness to the adorations we bestow upon one another.

Of all the jewels found at night,
well after the sun kisses the moon
and the blushing evidence of their desire
turns from flushing scarlet and melts into indigo,

you, my love, shine brightest.  


This poem was inspired by A Dash of Sunny's Prompt Nights: It's Easy to Love the Light. Show Me Your Darkness and is linked to the Poetry Pantry 347 I was inspired by the sentence "Then to her dark delight there was a susurrus" from the book Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (although you should note the topic matter of my poem and the book are extremely different - very, very different) and the poem There Be None of Beauty's Daughters by Lord Byron.

Sadly, this is the last week of Prompt Nights, but Sanaa's wonderful energy will still be going strong over at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads.

43 comments:

  1. Whistles!!❤️๐Ÿ’œThis is absolutely stunning Rommy๐Ÿ˜€I love the fact that your poem was inspired by the book 'Wee Free Men', the beautiful song by Ellie Goulding (its my favourite!) and oh the poem by Lord Byron. A fiery combination I must say! Especially love; "Of all the jewels found at night, well after the sun kisses the moon and the blushing evidence of their desire turns from flushing scarlet and melts into indigo, you, my love, shine brightest." Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️๐Ÿ’œ


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Happy to do so Sanaa. Welcome aboard the Toads! :)

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  2. That is so beautiful! Would that all could find love like that!

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  3. Perfect choice of song for this delight.

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  4. Such beautiful images appear from your words Rommy. I loved the way your wrote this delightful poem.

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  5. A poem in love with its subject. And, somehow, the richness of tone, imagery and word choices tell us that the love is mutual, that it feeds two hearts in a circular dance made for two. This is beautiful, Rommy.

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    1. It is a dance of give and take, finding joy in both roles.

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  6. Hi Rommy! What a beautiful love affair between dark and the speaker! You've managed to tantalize senses and seduce the reader into falling in love too. A very delightful write!

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    1. I'm glad I was able to convey the sensory delights well

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  7. Oh, how utterly luscious and gorgeous! (And the song choice the perfect accompaniment.)

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  8. My bliss drunk eyes
    can see no star to rival you

    Such an endearing affirmation of the connection between lovers.

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    1. During certain moments the ecstasy of love only allows room for lover and beloved in the world

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  9. 'Of all the jewels found at night,'...such a love-full starry line...gorgeous..

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  10. I really love how you painted light from a dark perspective... isn't that what we are looking for... if all was bright were would we seek delight?

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  11. Ah, this poem has the feeling of NEW love. What bliss.

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    1. Perhaps new, perhaps not. But certainly, in that moment, very heady.

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  12. Bliss drunk eyes ... we have to watch out for them. Sometimes they can be "your lyin' eyes" ! A beautiful write!

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  13. So wonderful, a love like this. Gorgeous writing, kiddo.

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  14. This is a beautiful poem. So filled with perfect images of love and the receiving of joy,,,:-)

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  15. Delightfully divine...I especially love the blushing evidence :-)

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  16. "you, my love, shine brightest.  "

    This is so romantic and I luv the song choice

    much love...

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  17. Ooooooooowwwwww......glorious shudders as memories are awakened. You put a real smile on my face today :) XXX

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  18. Such beautiful lines...loved it...especially the third stanza....!

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  19. This was a lovely dance. So sorry I missed it the first go around. Glad I found it, though.

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