I would leave this northern cool-clime,
find an antidote to delicate rose summer
nights that shiver still under the moon…
Give me a land of gold heat-shimmer, blaze-
blue sky and silent afternoons, reflecting
pools below pierced and carven screens,
ceramic tiles that mesmerize in endless
whorls of red, yellow, green. White walls
in sun-glare and hidden shady doors
drape themselves in bougainvillea
and lounging cats while inside I luxuriate
in striped silk cushions and spicy scents,
silver pot and mint tea. A mosaic fountain
plashes in the courtyard. The day releases
skin-scent; stars expand and breathe.
Inspired by dVerse, Around the World!