Turn the Night On- Christine Ray (Brave and Reckless) & S Francis (SailorPoet)

“Looks like they are at it again,” Mouse.

“Did you have your coffee, yet,” Gecko?

“No, make you a cup while we watch them work?”

“Sounds excellent.”

Presenting another collaboration between S Francis and Christine
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Won’t you stay,

My love?

 

Outside snow falls steady

Gusted by north wind

Tapping at our window

Inside these walls

A fire burns

 

Softly

So softly

Spread your

Raven hair

Upon my pillow

 

Gently

So gently

We will unfold

Our layers

Like origami flowers

 

Reveal the

Treasure at the core

Offer it like pearls

That dissolve

On our tongues

 

Won’t you stay my love?

turn the night on

now

 

Won’t you stay my love?

Turn the night on

Now?

Won’t you stay,

My love?

 

As bitter winds blow

and frost grows in ferns

Across the window

Inside these walls

A fire burns

 

Softly

So softly

Fall into my

Chocolate eyes

Across the pillow

 

Gently

So gently

I will rub

My hands across

Your silk skin.

 

Offer the

Tenderness in your core

In small gasps

That dissolve

On our tongues.

 

Won’t you stay my love?

Turn the night on

Now?

 

7 thoughts on “Turn the Night On- Christine Ray (Brave and Reckless) & S Francis (SailorPoet)

    1. Agree with Christine, we have found a wonderful energy and synergy in our writing. While this is only the second effort, with a third consulted on, I am hoping this is the start of a Casablanca friendship in poetry.

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    1. Thank you! While I guess in the end we were equal to the task, I have to give credit to Christine. I had the barest of fragments in my files, less than a Sappho fragment. She took it and made that crucial first step of teasing out of the words (one word had been repeated 3 times in my fragment, so it wasn’t that much of an offering) the core idea of this poem. At first I wanted to just give the whole thing to her, but my commitment to our new found partnership kept my fingers moving and voila, we have this. A wonderful collaboration from opposite corners of the world that I think we can both feel very proud of.

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