Light Through Orange Murano Glass

It’s too late now
that I have
put my heart in your hands
to take it back.
Now that it knows
how soft your hands are,
it will never want to
leave the cashmere folds
of its goodness and
the tickling brushes
of the gentle miracle of
the knowledge of you.
This love has overcome me,
finally; I can feel its
patient vines wrapping
its youthful curling
tendrils around the
Doric columns of each hour,
growing ever upwards
in an irrepressible desire
to greet the sun
and thank it
for favoring my heart.
Oh, vulnerability
had been a dirty word,
until I met you.
You made sincerity fit
in the sagging bookshelf
where I have
haphazardly stashed the
riot of volumes on
ambitions and regrets,
fears and five-year plans,
aliases and diplomas,
all those nights I
came home late too tired to
alphabetize and put things
in any semblance of order.
Now I can sleep soundly
in spite of the wind.
I found you
as one finds, finally,
the perfect shade of blue
after seeing it, once
upon a time in a happy dream
letting her feet carry her
while perpetually staring
at the sky waiting
for the light to shift,
and show it the way
she remembered and was sure
she would recognize.
My dreams are encased
in your dreams, now
like the prodigal
daughters of moonlight
trapped in the little square
pieces of Murano glass I wear
as earrings, which I would
like to show off to you,
some time, over maybe
a bottle of chilled Merlot
at the Piazza on McKinley Hill
on the first night
of the rest of our lives.

15 thoughts on “Light Through Orange Murano Glass

  1. The incredible artistry of how you put things into wordsis beyond the rest of us:

    “haphazardly stashed the
    riot of volumes on
    ambitions and regrets,
    fears and five-year plans,
    aliases and diplomas”

    You constantly awe me with how you define and convey mood and emotion.

    1. Perfectly put Mara…Iris is a Master and this poem is a superb masterpiece!!!

      “My dreams are encased in your dreams, now like the prodigal daughters of moonlight” …Iris you have done it again friend, this is fantastic!!!

  2. Yes Iris, you precious soul! You know how much I love your work!! This is an exquisite poem!!! Share anytime…hugs, love and prayers to you.

  3. The last line gave me chills in its visualization of hopes. The whole time thinking this is what is, only to realize it is the prelude to what is dreamed to be. “My dreams are encased in your dreams”, like lovers entwined. Beautiful poem.

  4. Last Christmas, I gave my 2 cousins and 2 housemates, a necklace each. Ung pendant murano glass na heart-shaped and may flower inside. orange ang kulay. 🙂 thanks iris! I think the universe is telling me something through you. Heheh.

  5. Iris, you are the Goddess of poetry! You flow beautifully with your thoughts, never leaving one detail out! One after another, you create works of Poetic Hall of Fame worthiness!…. (Standing ovation and shouts of BRAVO! BRAVO!)

  6. Beautiful, beautiful piece Iris!….. Free and easy like much of your work…… This one has extra spice. Thank you!!

  7. Iris…you are amazing! For the first time, I realized, when reading this, how much of my ‘style’ of poetry I recognize when reading your poems. Even though we’ve never met and are worlds apart, I believe we think alike…

    Or as I wrote in a poem years ago, “I see in you what others see in me, and what a wonderful vision…”

  8. Oh, vulnerability
    had been a dirty word,
    until I met you.
    You made sincerity fit
    in the sagging bookshelf
    where I have
    haphazardly stashed the
    riot of volumes on
    ambitions and regrets,
    fears and five-year plans,
    aliases and diplomas,
    all those nights I
    came home late too tired to
    alphabetize and put things
    in any semblance of order.
    Now I can sleep soundly
    in spite of the wind.
    I found you
    as one finds, finally,
    the perfect shade of blue

    I should just copy and paste the entire poem.. I LOVE IT! Thank you sharing, my friend. Your mind and spirit are lovely. ♥

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