29 April 2011

Romance

Kent Recumbent Nudes with Ringed Sun 1914

not immune but bound
within a softened stance, intensely
enervating swoon-like trance
of lassitude too great to ease
or cast aside in reveries

this is romance expressed
so subtly – liquidness and
buoyancy, weightlessness
of gravity evading stamp
of time and place

play is graced by tempos
slowed with gentle touch, an
atmospheric pace in flux with
harmonies embracing those
recumbent senses rationally

a languid mood pervades
replacing actuality; she sighs
as if the way conspires
in breathlessness and
breathing cedes...
© 16 February 2011, I. D. Carswell