Delicate Thunderstorm (Forest Suite)

The original version of Delicate Thunderstorm, titled Bookend Hearts, has been published in All of Me Vol. VI, courtesy of Shadow Spark Publishing. Featured art is by Android Jones.

Listen to Delicate Thunderstorm by Richard Charles Stevens (Forest Suite)

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Bookend hearts
Forevermore embrace
.
Skin to skin
Herein to bleed
To dig in deep and interleave
To mesh the flesh of seed caressed
Abreast of courage thence addressed
To see undressed the petals blessed to nourish in unfurl
Bid them flourish as they twirl
And thus encourage gleam of pearl
.
One delicate kiss
The lingering spritz
.
Of whispering bliss
To my tingling lips
.
As the sand martins chirrup
My heart turns to syrup
.
While the lark and the kingbird
Face windward unhindered
And invert their wingtips
To curtsy the mystics
Concur with one delicate kiss
Reaffirmed by the light which exists
.
Skin to skin
Herein to bleed
To dig in deep and interleave
To mesh the flesh of seed caressed
Abreast of courage thence addressed
To see undressed the petals blessed to nourish in unfurl
Bid them flourish as they twirl
And thus encourage gleam of pearl
.
One delicate kiss
And my lips curl to delight the taste
.
Resistant to the slightest taint
A vision stained in fine white lace
.
Sensual
In excess of existential
Charmed of grace
.
Palm to palm
Forever ornamental
Face to face
Palm to palm
Forever ornamental
Face to face
Bookend hearts
Forevermore
Bookend hearts
Forevermore
Bookend hearts
Forevermore embrace
.
Fingertips to fingertips
Pulsing wrist to wrist
.
To shift dear liquids clear of thrift
Frontier the continental drift
.
Thence disappear into the mist
To pioneer a brisk airlift
.
With span of transatlantic swift
And redefine romantic myth
With span of transatlantic swift
And redefine romantic myth of steepened flight
Steepened flight
Steepened flight
Steepened flight
.
Gliding fair skies realized
By sheer size as they give rise to the twin spires of reprise to sightless scene
Blind eyes with the insight to foresee a theme redeemed from the abiding tide of centuries
Adventurously preened
For every feather of forever tethers readily to breed
Through reverie
Togetherly it heeds
For one delicate kiss
To never cease
Tis no more elegant a wish
Than to proceed
.
Bookend hearts
Forevermore embrace
.

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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