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shangri-la

shangri-la

A Poem by Lydia


artwork by hessam abrishami






a languid afternoon dallies

just long enough to find its poetry

fingers hover wistfully

circling till the right keystrokes are audaciously unclothed

a kiss blown from the upturned palm of a cagey muse

sequesters concepts

scattered like leaves in the gutter after a rainstorm

a whispered fantasy’s warm breath

gives way to frenzied utterings

and once again i’m transported to shangri-la

 

 


© 2017 Lydia



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I love the title word & all that it conjures up in the reader's mind. Your sensory observations add to the idea of experiencing Shangri-La & I always love your gentle way of spilling out gentle words so full of stimulation for all the senses *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Margie. We were away on a cruise for a while so I did not thank you promptly. .. read more



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I love the title word & all that it conjures up in the reader's mind. Your sensory observations add to the idea of experiencing Shangri-La & I always love your gentle way of spilling out gentle words so full of stimulation for all the senses *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Margie. We were away on a cruise for a while so I did not thank you promptly. .. read more
and that is what we hope for, look for and adore a part in ... this is such a keeper Lydia .. you have said it better than i have read yet .. about the movement of the muse ... i am keeping this one in my library .. so glad i did not miss it!
E.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

I've been out of town, E, but it was so nice to see a review from you when I checked today. Thank y.. read more
Amazing and beautiful use of words.
"a whispered fantasy’s warm breath
gives way to frenzied utterings
and once again i’m transported to shangri-la"
I need a week at shangri-la. Thank you dear Lydia for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

9 Months Ago

Yes, we would all like to stay there for an extended vacation! :) Thanks, John. Lydi**
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

I wish daily for some utopia. Maybe one day? You are welcome dear Lydia.
Lydia

9 Months Ago

One never knows!
You exude class, Lydi. What a thrill it is to be in your audience!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

9 Months Ago

Your reviews make my day, Kelly. Thank you so much. Lydi***
oft times I can be driving through the mountains or national parks of Utah, and I am so awe struck by the beauty of nature, I feel it is my own Shangri-La,
I just don't seem to have the time to express it in poetry, I am so glad that you do.

Really love this poem.

Trace

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

9 Months Ago

Hiya Trace...always a pleasure to see a review from you. Thanks so much. Lydi**
Yes indeed, without prompt or a nudge & wink, you let the words flow so impromptu and what a fine, creative, imaginative piece of poetic prose your have conveyed! Kudos Lydia, yes, just relax and be inspired...love your style!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

9 Months Ago

Tom, you are so kind. Thank you very much. Lydi**
love the art work , and most of all i just love those two opening lines...wow they are perfect to draw the reader in.
If this is the way to your Shangri-la ,it must be a beautiful journey :)

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Such a kind review. Thank you, Stella. Lydi**
I love the atmospheres in this. When the urge comes sometimes so languid and sometimes so frenetic.
Lovely piece.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Exactly! Thanks so much, Ken. Lydi**
dear Lydi... my Shangri-la would also include a pair of colorful birds ... lingering on a magical chord of forever love, as seen in the art in your poem. In the mountains of Tibet where music is poetry, I concede to the magic of your poetry, as it reaches into the secret places in my world of sequestered moments.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Pat. Your reviews show me you really drink in my words and I so appreciate it. .. read more
Patricia Wedel

10 Months Ago

There is always music in the background when I read your poetry...
Lydia

10 Months Ago

:) Thank you, Pat....almost time for
Sunday Morning!
Vivid images play on my mind as I read...such a languid afternoon of frenzied fantasy. The muse creates quite a stir, feeds on our energy and yet leaves us satiated. My compliments on such beautiful poetry.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read me, Divya. I appreciate it. lydi**

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