I Will Wear Scarlet

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When I dance again

I think I will wear Scarlet

A petticoat of brilliant red

That shows as my hips wind

To the rhythm of island song

Or the beat of entwined hearts

When I see you next

I think I will wear Scarlet

A corset with blood red ribbons

One that stops my breath

Stops yours too, when you know

I have worn this for you

When I marry again

I think I will wear Scarlet

For all the world to see

A petticoat of spun silver

Ribbons of golden light

But a dress of gossamer Scarlet

All of me come together

When I wear Scarlet

Valentine Logar

27 March 2015

Comments

  1. Wonderful Val… so love your poetic verses.. 🙂 xxx

    • Thank you Sue. I write them, usually in the dead of night. Then translate them here. I am heartened that others read and like them.

      • They are like a breath of fresh air… And I am sure your brain needs the deep breaths from all of your endeavours in getting justice seen in this unjust society we live in at the moment.

  2. Oh how I love the empowerment in these words! Yes ❤

  3. Bold, beautiful and confident! You go Val! 🙂

  4. It’s been a while and now you return in scarlet, the color of elation, love and celebration. Love this. ❤

  5. It’s great to see a return of your poems … after all, (at least to me) you have a knack for them. At least this one didn’t cause me to run to the shower. 😉 … Interestingly,the image is of a dance, and you start with a dance … and my current post is about dance.

  6. A sight to behold, for sure.

  7. Ooh, Val, what a strong-willed poem. Love all the red. I’m especially drawn to these two lines:

    “A corset with blood red ribbons”
    and
    “A petticoat of spun silver
    Ribbons of golden light”

    They’re magical and divine!

    • Thank you Monica. This entire poem is me, through and through. Red, especially scarlet is my favorite color. This one is just part of a declaration, a stomping of the feet if you will

  8. I really like this.

  9. A corset with blood red ribbons

    One that stops my breath

    Stops yours too, when you know

    I have worn this for you**

    Did you write this, Val?

    I LOVE Love love. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. Perfect! Thanks. I love scarlet, too.

  11. An act that shows bold determination. Loved this. 🙂

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  14. Excellent treatise.
    xxx

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