“China Teacups on Lace Doilies” dVerse Open Link Night #44

She sits at the watch, all intentions pure,
a coveted message unlikely assured in
deep-trodden empathy, hope and allure;
silent surrender awakens

Pure silhouette cycles false-shattered hymn
sung in triple reflection, conundrum undimmed,
fickle in tune to its morbid amens,
a silent and subtle mistake,
or a prelude cosmetic disdain

She sits at the watch, all intentions pure
as a cat on a ledge who refuses to purr,
an unsunken bridge where a ghostly allure
refuses to bend or to break

And the dour unsettling final encumbrance,
tarnished in mirror and refused to renew,
a soft-tattered whisper sings beauty to
twilight enlaced

She sits at the watch, no more caring to see,
for in vision she leaves no more you, no more me,
this delicate heart, refusing some needed embrace,
stained and bemused in disgrace

Coloured in darkness,
she sits at the watch

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12 responses to ““China Teacups on Lace Doilies” dVerse Open Link Night #44

  1. She sits at the watch, no more caring to see,
    for in vision she leaves no more you, no more me,
    this delicate heart, refusing some needed embrace,
    stained and bemused in disgrace

    i feel her solitude in your words…shivering at the untter aloneness in seeing others…and maybe not een wanting to any more…because she herself goes unnoticed….

  2. It is rather sad, Brian. Thanks for commenting on this. 🙂

  3. How sad. she is lonely and yet, cannot help herself to overcome it. I could feel that overwhelming ‘sigh’

  4. Nice, Pamela. Poe-ish (in a good way) rhythms to go with the theme.

  5. There’s an almost eerie solemnity to this, like an incantation, like that deep, watchful solitude will pull something towards it, it’s so intense–I esp like the the third stanza, pamela. So good to see you at dVerse!

  6. What a wonderful title, and the different images of demureness and intensity are very vivid and well shaped. K.

  7. An interesting form, which suits the subject well. Did you mean to have an extra line in stanza two?

  8. Viv, not sure what to do with the words there?

I appreciate all comments.

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