Monday, January 30, 2012

Calypso Night

Wassily Kandinsky
Red Spot II

(Please read while listening to my playlist music.)

Calypso Night
©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson

Listen as the rhythm
of a heated, humid day
meets the drumming of a
fevered, fertile night.

The sun and clouds have dropped
into the sea, simmered away;
now the voodoo moon is
rising, hot and bright.

A sultry dance of orchids
and hibiscus stirs the breeze,
as calypso pulses
magic through your veins.

Your heart beats into music;
passion takes you by degrees.
In the morning, only
memory remains.

39 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh yeah you capture the intensity of that dance...and love the music in the background as it accentuates your words well...hope you had a good weekend sue!

Eva Gallant said...

Yes, the poem and the music are in perfect sync!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

It was super cold for us this morning, so I really LOVED reading this, Sue!

Little Nell said...

Oh yes, words which dance in time with the music. An unusual take on the picture prompt but a refreshing one.That Kandinsky painting is throbbing and pulsating with sound!

Laraine Eddington said...

I think I just had a hot flash

Daydreamertoo said...

Nothing like dancing to our own rhythm is there!
Since my mid 20's I've always worn gold sleepers but have also always worn one earring with something dangling from it, be a gold cross, a gold cat, or a piece of blue beach glass. People sometimes stop me and say: "Oh, do you know one of your earrings is missing?"
It is a conversation piece at times but, as I'm in my late 50's now I like to think of it as my one last piece of being a rebel. LOL
Wear your one earring, and smile ;)

Wander said...

Sorry I had to shut off the music to read the poem...I liked it.

Wander

izzy said...

Great! passion takes you by degrees!

Nezzy said...

I can feel the beat sister!!!

Very descriptively written....great!

God bless and have an extraordinary week my friend!!! :o)

booguloo said...

It's almost like I can hear the music in the background... smiles...

Dixie Mom said...

Makes me want to go and dance now!! But I need the location too.
Location can always motivate me.

Connie said...

I feel like I've danced the night away! I think I'll go take a nap!

Grammy said...

Such movement and fun all in one. :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh I am dancing to this one...your music and poem in delightful sync...Nice work!

Leovi said...

Yes, I really like. I find warm, sensual and full of fiery colors.

Darlene said...

Your're right on the beat with this one, Sue.

Tom said...

only the memory remains? i think i might have a hangover as well.

thingy said...

Awesome! I love this. : )

karen said...

Good heavens, Sue - what have you and Dave been up to? I had to go fan myself!!

Stacy Crawford said...

I can almost feel the beat! Nice job Sue!

Other Mary said...

Ah - I like this very much!

manicddaily said...

Ha. Sounds pretty good. K.

ninotaziz said...

Dear Sue,
This is the best!

Helen said...

Words and music ... a nice blend!!

Laurie Kolp said...

I want to go to somewhere exotic now and dance the night away.

Pondside said...

I enjoyed it without and then with the music. Great combo - we're all wishing to head to the Caribbean!

anitamombanita said...

fun...and I'm totally a Kandinsky fan!

Karen Mortensen said...

Repeat of what I have said before. You are amazing.

Amy said...

Oooh, that is delicious. Especially the voodoo moon. Love it.

rel said...

But what beautiful memories they are!
rel

Joy For Your Journey said...

What a fun way to start my day!! I am dreading some minor surgery I am having this morning, but your poem took me totally away to a much more interesting place for a few minutes. Thank you for that!

Terra said...

Oh so intense! I love it!

jabblog said...

I love the rhythm of this - it could be set to music.

Splendid Little Stars said...

aaahhhhh! so revitalizing!

Grandma Honey said...

And the memories that remain are often the best part!

Celestial Dreamz said...

beautifully rhythm ... loved reading it.

Caroline said...

Your words make me want to dance! This was so alive and fresh!

Helena said...

This poem gets my Hey! Hey! this week! The words are so enchanting.

'sun and clouds simmering away'... magical!

Linda said...

The rhythm of your poem speaks to the rhythm of Kandisky's art. A wonderful connectedness Sue. Thank you for sharing.

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