Celandine

Spirits bloom in your grooves
A flowering yard on a floating  lake
Silk-soft petals alight here
Regrets of an autumn’s downcast  leaves
Dulcet, your flamingo-red beats
Green lagoons, my eyes span your  skies
Lissome, lithe, langourous
My seasons yearn for unending  rain

A bramble corner waits
a forgotten dirt track ends
And there  bloom my pretty celandines
Nodding shy yellows brush past a dream
There is  a songbird in your bush
like love tiptoeing on rain-misted feet 

Come  under the trees; listen
while we kiss this earth into silence
Insistent  bumble bee, duck into her folds
stroking her shyness away
as you reach the  whorls
Your thirst is her ecstasy 

A tango slow in buttercup  heaven
Hold precious this innate dance
The twirls, the curves, the heaves  of the fall
swirl within unwritten poems of desire
Two circles of joy, a  grave till springtime
Love remains an evergreen celandine

-Reena Prasad
(Wishing all the Destiny Poet members a blissful Valentine season.)
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About Reena Prasad

Reena Prasad is a poet from India, now based in Sharjah. She has several poems published in English anthology collections (Change, Indus Valley, Love in Verses, Musings—a Mosaic, eight anthologies by Barry Mowles and Friends and 10 of Brian Wrixon’s anthologies, also in online jounals: Carty’s Poetry Journal, Indian Ruminations, Indian Review and in online magazines such as Youth Ki Awaaz and Thanal Online. . Her poems have found place among the winning entries in contests by Writer's Cafe, Ekphrasis India and Poets Corner. She is a contributor to many international journals like The Copperfield Review, First Literary Review-East, Angle Journal etc

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