I am the Shadow


“I like on the table,
when we’re speaking,
the light of a bottle
of intelligent wine.” ― Pablo Neruda

I am the shadow
cast upon the table
by an emerald bottle
of rich ruby wine
veiled in haunting moonlight
ripe with the juice of blackberries
dark as the earth’s terra

I am an enigma cloaked
in a velvet mystery
waiting for discovery
by the exploring touch
of your sensuous tongue
and your lips resting
upon mine

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Written for dVerse Poets Pub: Meeting the Bar- I Am, the First Person Narrative

35 Comments on “I am the Shadow

  1. Linda, you sound so mysterious yet filled with passion. I like the taste of ripe with the juice of blackberries and secrets in the dark (as the earth’s terra).

    Hope you are feeling vibrant & rested after all the medical appointments. Take care.

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  2. Wow, Linda, you’ve captured the essence of a bottle of wine in that shadow! I love the use of colour (the emerald bottle and rich ruby wine), taste (‘ripe with the juice of blackberries’) and touch.

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  3. You rocked the prompt choosing non-human first person. It does feel very Neruda, with a touch of e.e. cummings. Continue to heal.

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  4. Blackberry wine and kisses, double the pleasure. Beautiful, Linda. I love a good red wine. Yours sounds amazing.

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