Tuesday, January 20, 2015


 I couldn't help myself when I saw all the photography

by Totomai Martinez .  His work inspires so much poetry.  


Red is the color of my favorite rose
velvet scent under my nose
Red is the color of my lover's nightgown,
the color of her passionate prose

Her chest rises and falls against me;
blood in my veins pulses hurriedly 
I bring her blossoms with dew drops;
she lulls me with her poetry

I kiss her lips the shade of plum,
 thank her for waltzes yet to come,
dances under a full moon
to music from a flower drum

Red is the color of my true loves hair;
it glides around my throat bare
to the only woman in the world for me
I toast with Cabernet,
shower with garnets rare


  1. There definitely is something about red, isn't there? And Cabernet isn't bad! Smiles.

  2. nice...red is def a passionate color...
    i like the intimacy and progression of this kathy....

  3. Oh nice, red is certainly passionate!

  4. definitely passion personified

  5. I love all the shades of red - that is a passionate color ~

  6. I've been into red lately, must be 'cause there's freedom in aging and passion is purer. Love your red poem. Thanks for your compliment about my writing. I appreciate it.

  7. I like how you have explored the color red and the idea of passion it conveys. A very powerful color indeed!

  8. Red is my favorite color, so I, of course, enjoyed this!

    My favorite lines: " I kiss her lips the shade of plum,
    thank her for waltzes yet to come."

  9. Lovely! I so enjoyed the solid rhymes in every 1st, 2nd & 4th line... smiles.

    - ksm

  10. Red - the passion of all those shades that you paint... A great pallet.

  11. Nothing quite matched up to red. There is something very delicate about this piece.

  12. Red is the most poetic and passionate of colors...

  13. Lovely and luscious all covered in red. Cheers!

  14. A red rose how could one not fall for its allure. A passionate poem especially liked the 3rd stanza.

  15. ah - red - so much passion and depth in this color - and so much promises as well

  16. Romantic and full of hope for the future. Very nice. :)

  17. sensual and tender at the same time...no "one night stand" here, but a poem of enduring love.


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