Last Valentine

My memories of last Valentine

Are not clouded by time or space.

Its velveteen touch lingers for long

Like the echo of a symphony

Come from far.


With the tapestry of promises

Woven fine with warps and wefts

Close to each other

In the comforts of an embrace,

And the towering hunger

Of my body for the touches

And the kisses,

Our desires criss-crossing

One another spinning on to perfection,

We drank from the springs of love.


We danced the tango, the flamenco,

While your fingers strolled

In the deep recesses of my body

Keeping the flames ablaze.

While we talked as succinctly as possible,

Our thoughts traveling to the vines

With luscious grapes,

The dark deep woods,

The frozen lakes,

The cerulean sea,

Until love’s old alchemy

Whispered high-flying tales of love

While we danced ecstatically

The Mauritian Sega dance,

Legs intertwined.


While the rain pelted down the roof,

And the darkness slithered gradually,

You carried me to our rose-scented bedroom

Where the intense desires

Come cascading as love’s waterfalls.

I felt wet, all drenched.

And I still remember

The look in your eyes,

The wistful longing, the power of love.


You tattooed my whole body with kisses

Lingering at the softest corners

Of my body with lips warm.

And I remember how you surrendered

Yourself to my kisses and touches

And my urges, all hot, simply hot

And everything else became hot.


I heard the unsung verses,

The mandolin and the flute,

The drums, all resonating with my heat,

And when we became one,

The heat beautifully increased.

My hands touched the peak of love.

I drank and it was love.

I moaned softly, it was love.

I closed my eyes gently, I saw love

And when I opened my eyes,

I saw you united to me

Until next Valentine

And for many more to come.


Pramila Khadun


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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

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