The Sensual Warmth Of Winter

Such a frivolous idea,
We were certain it was,
But life demands dreams,
That fireplace,
Now filling,
Our bedroom’s far wall.

Flagstone hearth,
Blue-grey grist granite,
Surfaces askew,
As if mortally wounded,
Each stone having struggled,
Fighting for place,
To stay in our earth.

Rough hewn oaken mantel,
Tobacco brown tinge,
Each peering crevice,
Each meandering crack,
Some stress from its past,
Coarsely hand chiseled
With cold cleaving steel.

But that royal oak,
Now priestly presiding,
Stone subjects arrayed
In pattern below,
Remembered so well,
Once standing with others,
Plebian like stones,
Each shouldering the load,
Some red barn forgotten.

Harsh cold night now here,
Writhing winter a reckoning,
Winds carving through
Leafless stark branches,
Our ideas reviewed,
And the genius revealed.

For deep inside
Our innermost world,
Post passion,
Now quiet,
Our bodies still draped,
In sweet scent of love,
The beauty of dreams
In rich raiment displayed.

Sheets so recklessly strewn,
But wholly unnoticed,
Four posts of our bed,
Standing watch,
Silent guard,
Our hearts now at rest,
In the rouge of near darkness.

Just marigold hues,
Amber lush oranges,
Swirling soft blues,
Dancing to rhythm
Of wood crackle fire,
Glow spilling and splashing
That far floor and wall.

My nakedness enrobing,
My body your blanket,
Each of us once separate
Now one in our dreams,
So lost in full fantasy
Of sanguine release.

Bitter rawness of wind
No longer a thought,
Just gentle fire’s flames,
That hearth now aglow,
Pressed bodies still glistening,
Reminding our hearts,
Such sensual lush warmth
Of cold winter’s night.

 

 

ยฉ 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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51 thoughts on “The Sensual Warmth Of Winter

  1. Sensual, evocative with gloom of winter night cozied by warmth of flames ๐Ÿ”ฅ ! Purity of emotions and nakedness both literal and metaphorical takes it to level of ecstasy!

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    1. So many thanks Tanya!! I just had this vision of what it must be like to have a fire place in the bedroom, burning brightly, warming the moment on a cold winter’s night.

      So glad that you enjoyed it!!!

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      1. I very much did you captured you vision very well on canvas of poetry!

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      2. You make me smile Tanya. On this rainy, cold DC night…you make me smile.

        Thank you!!

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      3. ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      4. Your poem is somehow similar to poem I just wrote may be itโ€™s the imagery of embers or ๐Ÿ”ฅ! Itโ€™s the winters which is the muse tonight!

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      5. Oh…I haven’t yet been able to read tonight!!!!

        I so look forward to reading your words. Have you posted it yet!?!

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      6. Yes i did, itโ€™s fine my friend! Itโ€™s all good ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Love it !

    Great descriptive writing .. Sounds nice and cozy especially on this cold rainy November day.

    ๐Ÿ˜Š!

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    1. So glad Jamie…it was a beautiful vision in my mind’s eye. Particularly on this freezing rain DC night.

      Really happy that it pleased you!!

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      1. My pleasure!

        You painted a beautiful scene with your words.

        As a Marylander I’m viewing the same freezing rainy weather . lol !

        ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. Being in northern Virginia, I totally understand.

        Are we ready for spring?

        ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!

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      3. Well I don’t like the freezing rain that’s for sure.. but I would still like to see some snow before Winters over.. Especially around Christmas.

        Spring will be here before we know it. Lol!

        ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      4. Yes my friend…all of your words are undeniably perfect and right.

        I wish for you a beautiful (and warm!) Saturday night!!

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      5. Thanks!

        And I wish you the same!!

        ๐Ÿ˜Š!!

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      6. They’re great. I used to have one in my master.

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  3. El calor de una chimenea es el complemento ideal para el calor natural de dos pieles que se funden en un abrazo… Me gustรณ, es muy sugerente y sensual… โ˜บ

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  4. I adore this. Perhaps itโ€™s because I love autumn and winter best. Perhaps itโ€™s because thereโ€™s nothing like a fire going in the hearth. Perhaps itโ€™s because I can visualize it all so sexy and warm and cold and dark and bright and flickering. Whatever the reason(s)…. I love it.

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    1. Sigh….

      Tara…

      That is precisely what I wanted to convey. Our minds are perfectly joined.

      So glad that you came along for the journey…and so many thanks for your thoughts!!

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      1. Yes! And thank you for taking me along! What a wonderful journey!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      3. ๐Ÿค” now *i* am wanting to write about two lovers in front of a fire…. hhhmmmm..

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      4. Please do!!!!
        I’ve told you before…that whenever I need my heart defibrillated, I visit your website…

        And you revive me with passion and unadulterated emotion!!!!

        Take that scene in your mind’s eye, and write my friend…with fire…if you’re so inclined.

        I would love to read….

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      5. I intend to do just that…. will probably post tomorrow on my โ€œSexy Sundayโ€ lol

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      6. Should I call the Rescue Squad right now and make an appointment?!!

        I need to be prepared for utter bliss.

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      7. LOL
        Bill. You make me smile.
        But yeah…. maybe have them on speed-dial ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      8. In no way do I hold you responsible for my physical well-being, or the rapidity with which emergency services can respond.

        Just keep jamming your wild, raw, untamed words into this world Tara….

        Please.

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      9. On days when I feel like giving up because I feel pointless and repetitive and uncared for…. comments from lovely people such as yourself give me the push to keep on. Thank you for that.

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      10. You have no idea how much that resonates with me Tara.

        So here’s the deal…

        You,
        Keep doin’ what you do.

        And me,
        I’ll keep doin’ what I do.

        And both of us will rock this world.

        Deal?

        And in doing so, all will be better.

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      11. โ€œMy heart defibrillatedโ€ LOL I love that!!! ๐Ÿ’•

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  5. just beautiful and perfect, winter warmth, yes I like that.

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    1. You’ve made me smile Gina…so many thanks.

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      1. i like smiles, warms the heart just like snow can

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  6. Good lord I just read this again as I am going to schedule out the duel post to this one and man oh man itโ€™s even better the second time around. Ahghhh. You painted this perfect perfect scene that I am just in love with.

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    1. So glad that you liked it Dorothy!

      Maybe a fireplace in the bedroom isn’t such a bad idea after all!

      ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Beautiful! Absolutely love!

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    1. So glad you liked it!! Many thanks!

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  8. Your poetry is so alive. Feels like it has its own body moving through the verses. I do read it and enjoy it a lot. I feel honoured you follow my own blog actually!

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    1. Thank you so much… and, I love your work! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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