For a Distant Muse

For a Distant Muse

If you lived next door,
I’d knock.

The wine has draped
my evening’s work
like burgundy velvet.
The music is tea with milk.
Candle shadows
and incense ghosts
fill the room.
I’m ready to curl
around your warmth
and drift into dreams.

But our doors open onto a canyon
that only your inspiration can leap.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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8 Responses to For a Distant Muse

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    Very very romantic indeed =)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Guest Poets – Re-blog: Bartholomew Barker – The VIXEN of VERSE

  3. Lisa Tomey says:

    Wordsmith, you did well.

    Liked by 1 person

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