"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, April 3, 2011

"Private Patio" NaPoWriMo #3-Getting undressed somewhere besides the bedroom or bathroom

 Camino-Real Hotel, Puebla, Puebla

Taking away intricate layers draping me …
lace and cotton conforms to every move,
perspiration holds them closely,
submerged in its saltiness. 
In a Spanish-style patio,
ferns at my elbows brushing gently on my skin,
geraniums and marigolds bend, weeping with lightness.
Walls are prominent, I’m encapsulated by tiles,
I can feel coolness seep into my skin.
Talavera patterns, robust colours painted by endued hands,
glazed with a sheen to withstand the years,
I place my bare feet on them; a chill surges through me
but the sun warms my desolation.
A refreshing dip in the garden’s fountain …
hidden from the world’s view.

30 comments:

  1. One of your best, Pamela. It put me in mind of Il Seraglio, and the dance of the seven veils!

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  2. With the seclusion and all those distractions, it could tempt the most modest.
    Great approach to the subject.

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  3. Whoa. Hotgood. I might take up peeping permanently. Thanks.

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  4. Lovely and seductive ... beautifully written, Pamela!

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  5. Beautiful Pamela...It makes me want to become a jetsetter, so I can join you for a dip. ha!
    ~Brenda

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  6. High-class skinny dipping! I love all the details of the place you describe so carefully.

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  7. "geraniums and marigolds bend, weeping with lightness"....wow, Pamela. What a beautiful poem, in a glorious setting. You must have felt like you were on a movie set!

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  8. Thanks, Viv, how nice of you to say.

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  9. I entertain the thought, but I wouldn't actually do it, Stan. The architecture here dates back to the 1600's (Spanish and some French influence)
    Huge courtyards, gorgeous, expansive, wooden doors, just beautiful.

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  10. Ha ha ha! Ron you are a sly one ;)

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  11. Brenda, you could join me for a dip, but I'm certainly, no jetsetter.

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  12. That it would be, Mr. Walker.

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  13. nice one Pam....think we all should join you and read our poetry

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  14. Sherry, I didn't actually do this, in that hotel I surely would have been arrested:)

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  15. Interesting idea, though I don't believe it will come to fruition, Wayne;)

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  16. This was just beautiful! I want to be there. Pamela - you have a way of creating the most incredible sense of atmosphere.

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  17. Beautifully written...touched the senses, for sure! ~Paula

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  18. even your words are tempting, the images lush, and such a sensuous feel overall. Brava!

    Elizabeth

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  19. Thanks so much, Elizabeth, writing this, I thought how wonderful it would be, to sneak away and do this;)

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  20. Lovely poem, Pamela. Tastefully sensual. Wonderful imagery which teases the mind. I love it. I agree with Viv...one of your best!

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