Almond-Eyed Lady


Color Your World – Almond


Almond eyes alluring, mesmerizing

Lei-draped lady of enchanted islands…she

Moves with undulating grace…vast depths, ancient waves,

Ocean flows through blood, curves melodious hips…she draws

Native myths, royal history’s captivating splendor in

Dance that sways sun-blessed palms…her eyes never leave you.


© Stella Carousel, 2017 ~ All rights reserved.

Image ~ Pixabay

Heart Raw Sienna


Raw Sienna, #d27d46

Color Your World – Raw Sienna


I will love you

If only the wind

Hears my whispers,

Rain veiling grief’s annual tears.

I’ll love you when

Stars crash down mutely…

Burn away, making no defense.

As seasons turn calendar pages,

And years stack up like firewood

Gray with January rime…

I will love you still.

I’ve built imagined monuments,

Dressed in blue-green verdigris,

From memories framed with filigree—

And I will hold you near, till

My eyes no longer recognize

Blurred features memorized

In youth, for safekeeping.

I’ll love you though passion

Is forgotten summer

Day’s dandelion fluff…

While deafening hail raps

At sundown’s windowpanes.

Fiercely do I mourn, love you,

This aging heart unexceptional

As clay…time fading

Once-vibrant flesh which

Danced with pulsing color—

Now dusty-dry, raw sienna

Of wild palette you left behind.

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Desert Sand ~ Valley of the Shadow


Color Your World – Desert Sand


In tan desert sand

She finds herself falling

Weary, to penitent knees

Finally lies herself down


Against arid scratching heat

Beaten within, no fight

Remaining; nor even tears

To moisten, pad bier


Valley of The Shadow

Drifting toward sure death

Till wings flutter overhead

Heavenly dew trickles mercy


© Stella Carousel, 2017 ~ All rights reserved.

Image ~ Pixabay