Sunday, April 23, 2017

Belle Dame (Day 95)

 

Delicate jasmine settles 
evening 
calls wearing his silk 
turban    a pale metal weight 
above her 
head

Taking measured steps 
she   among the phlox   keenly
accepts how it is not 
to diminish but 
to leave
to take

Pay or play Belle Dame
before the blazing 
tulip moat 
fluttering at your castle walls
melts your name 
like dog-day ice cream 
dripping 
through a cone



(c) 2017, by Hannah Six



Image above created from original photo, of Sissinghurst Castle gardens, by Elisa Rolle