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Il Profumo delle Rose

Detail from "The Roses of Heliogabalos" - Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1880
Detail from “The Roses of Heliogabalos” – Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1880

i fall

asleep,

the air is

heady

with the

scent,

the lingering

fragrance

of roses,

summer roses

blooming

outdoors;

small perfect

blooms

bewitching

bewildering

in their

wildness.

 

i fall

asleep,

my head

cradled upon

a pillow

that has

cushioned

dream after

glowing

dream,

nightmare after

horrendous

nightmare;

and i

am surrounded

by the peace,

the tranquility;

morpheus

whispers his

ancient secrets,

the ones

forgotten by

morning –

save for me

save for us

initiates in

the magic

the mystery

of words

of song

of art

glowing

brilliant

against the

dullness

of a mundane

world.

 

i fall

asleep;

i give in

to slumber

most divine.

and

surrounded by

roses,

my heart

sleeps well,

my mind

steps in

and does

her night’s

work.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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