Depths of Grey

I searched for you in a blanket of dreams,

A world of satin, weak in woven silk,

Through chambers of stone, pleasures hidden ghost.


A castle of nectar masks your desire,

Set in a molten cloak of emerald thread,

Forbidden grief keeps my love captive.


Somewhere coiled in twilight’s dark element,

A lover’s light intoxicates my gaze.

A prism of fire caught in a ruby web.


The chariot of delight calls me on,

Bringing alabaster horses of fire,

I gasp as the sapphire sunrise greets me.


In depths of grey I now discover you,

Greeted with fullness, possessed with passion,

My desire satisfied forever.


Written for Poets United Wednesday Writing -9

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10 Responses to Depths of Grey

  1. I like the imagery you use in this poem “A prism of fire caught in a ruby web” is just one excellent line in many.

  2. A passionate piece. Nuances but northing grey!

  3. Mary says:

    Grey often is the color of dreams, I think…..and sometimes in the depth of dreams we find what we do not have in real life (thinking of your last stanza…with desire satisfied forever). Well expressed.

  4. Ella says:

    So beautiful! It felt like a dance. One being woven in and out of the web, the ruby one!
    I love that line “A prism of fire caught in a ruby web” . I love the imagery you cast in this spell binding poem 😀

  5. Sherry Marr says:

    What a beautiful, elegaic poem. I so love its tone: “I searched for you in a blanket of dreams.” Its form is very lovely, too. Simply beautiful writing.

  6. Kim Nelson says:

    quite lovely… and I get the sense that you’ve read the trilogy!

  7. alan1704 says:

    Thank you for your kind comments, it was a poem i enjoyed writing.

  8. Alan,

    This is a most passionate piece of writing. Full of romance and yearning.


  9. lovely poem! Great imagery and rich language!

  10. dani says:

    rich and sensuous imagery with the passion just beneath the surface! beautifully written!

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