Daydreams and Nocturnes

Daydreams (where I feel blades
of grass, taste each grain
of sugar as it melts, blaze
from the heat of sparks
bursting from constellations
made from all the aspirations 
and imaginings too big
for small worlds)

and nocturnes (with the hungry lilt
of an unfinished love song
I can't help but sing along to,
that makes goosebumps dance
with delight, as a cool rush of air
kisses my skin and teases
with the hint of places
not yet discovered) –

these twine around my atoms
like jasmine on a trellis,
releasing its bewitching fragrance
on hot summer nights,
if you care to stay up
and witness it.



This poem was inspired by the prompt given at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: I Am Made Of  where Magaly asks us to contemplate what we are made of.

46 comments:

  1. One word. WOW!❤️ There is such passion and fire in your lines here, Rommy! Especially love; "and nocturnes (with the hungry lilt of an unfinished love song I can't help but sing along to, that makes goosebumps dance with delight." Beautifully rendered!❤️

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  2. The scent of jasmine set its magic to this wonder

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  3. Luv how your yin and yang portions mix and mesh and release into bewitching fragrance. Your last stanza I particularly Luv.
    The song choices also resonate the mix

    Much love...

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    1. What a lovely way to put it Gillena

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  4. I'm in total love with the line breaks and the tone of this poem, with the way it does what it says, by how it is made of parts than dance wonderfully by themselves and become pure glory when seen together.

    Pure Rommy.

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    1. I had a lot of fun playing with the breaks for this one

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  5. like jasmine on a trellis,
    releasing its bewitching fragrance
    on hot summer nights

    The fragrance can be so menacing but only if one cares to be there to witness it.Many may miss the fun though!

    Hank

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  6. Given the chance I would love to stay up and watch. What a bewitching poem this is Rommy.

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  7. I agree - such a sparkly and engaging piece, with real strength Rommy - love the way you've used jasmine too... Wish I'd thought of that! With Best Wishes Scott

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    1. Jasmine is one of my favorite flowers. It's a shame I can't grow it too well.

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  8. Have a nice Sunday Rommy

    Much love...

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  9. Spectacular, delightful and soothing. Wonderful traits indeed!

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  10. What a delightful read! Loved the jasmine on a trellis releasing its fragrance.

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  11. Beautiful, Rommy. I love the approach you took in laying out the descriptions.

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    1. Thanks Kerry. I'm glad I took some time to play with the line breaks.

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  12. I love how anchored in nature this is – particularly the jasmine, an old favourite of mine which doesn't grow where I live now (but I remember sight and scent vividly).

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    1. I wanted a natural link wed to a bit of other-worldliness. Glad it worked. :)

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  13. So very full, a shopping list, of extentions of fulfillable taste life experiences into those most would not even imagine. My favorite is the places not yet discovered.
    ..

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    1. This was a fun piece to create. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. imaginings too big
    for small worlds...
    hungry lilt
    of an unfinished love song... love those lines!

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  15. loved your way of putting those thoughts together....this is fantastic!

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  16. I've stood beneath trellis's loaded with jasmine and such here in the south... and been transfixed.

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    1. It is such a heady scent. You can easily get lost in it.

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