The Blanket

There was nothing special
Or fancy about that old blanket.

I had purchased it years ago,
Not really sure why,
But it just seemed like
The right thing to do,

As if that woven soothsayer
Was whispering
To me the fulfillment
Of a future need.

And now tonight,
On a cool fall evening,
Those whispers
Rang true.

Just you
And me
Together,

Sitting on the beach,
Witness to a glorious bonfire,
And the majesty of a crystal clear,
Starlit night.

The new crescent Moon
Expressed itself with
The cutting precision
Of a perfect creation.

Castor and Pollux,
Deneb,
And other celestial beauties
Filled our eyes with awe.

The surf, gentle
Yet strong enough
To establish its presence,
Provided a comforting,
Continuous beat,
As wave met beach,
Synchronizing our hearts.

So on the cool sand
On this cool night,
Enrobed by the sound of surf,
And the totality of the heavens,
We wrapped ourselves in that blanket…

Two bodies, joined in that moment,

Knowing that this intimacy,
And warmth,

All became possible,

All became personal,

All became perfect,

By the seclusion,
And total,
Sensual,
Togetherness,

Wrapped in the darkness of this night,

And sanctuary

Of that blanket.

© 2017 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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23 thoughts on “The Blanket

  1. What a beautiful poem

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Lorraine! Thank you!!

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  2. Extremely beautiful and romantic, sanctuary of blanket. You always compose such soul-stirring poems! Amazing!!

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    1. Thank you Tanya! So glad you enjoyed it!!!

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  3. It’s a beautiful peace!

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  4. This by far is my favorite poem of yours! I just loved this! Such a wonderful place you described!

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    1. Thank you Melissa!! So glad you liked it!!

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  5. OMG OMG OMG you are such a romantic. Very lucky lady she is for whom you write such gorgeous heart touching and mesmerizing pieces

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    1. That makes me smile Sona, thank you so much! Glad you liked it!

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  6. This is so so so beautiful ❤️💛❤️ mesmerising 💕

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    1. I’m so happy that you enjoyed it Jaya!!!! Thank you!!

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  7. Such a lovely scene so full of comfort and magic ✨

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!

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      1. You are so very welcome! 😊

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  8. All your poetry is so heart warming like a cosy blanket…an absolute pleasure to read…

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    1. Thank you Geet! I so much appreciate it!

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      1. Welcome…well deserved…

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    1. Thank you!! I really appreciate your thoughts and interest!!

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