Beautiful Creatures

Jazz Age Lawn Party - WWD: Photo by Kyle Ericksen

Jazz Age Lawn Party – WWD: Photo by Kyle Ericksen (Photo credit: Arsenic and Old Lace)

Beautiful creatures
Dance until dawn
Lights in pergolas
Night shadowed lawn
One sole wallflower
Pale and forlorn
One single waltz
Would see her reborn

Beautiful creatures
Canapes and wine
Jasmine soaked air
Ivy entwined
See all the gods here
Fallen divine
Elegant hostess
Slim and refined

Beautiful creatures
Hide all their sin
Blood runs so cold now
Under their skin
Nameless the horrors
Hidden within
On such a night
Where to begin?

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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21 Responses to Beautiful Creatures

  1. ncreadergirl says:

    Harkens back to an era where a night of dancing could simply wash away all the negative and bury it down, even if temporarily! Absolutely beautiful!

  2. Excellent imagery in this poem. I’m not sure if I should feel sympathy or envy for these creatures.

  3. Brian Hughes says:

    Speaking as one of the beautiful creatures mentioned above (shut up), I would like to point out that the only sin I have ever indulged in at a party is eating too many vol au vents and being sick.

  4. kaycers says:

    I would waltz with you!

    I love this poem. It really speaks to my soul.

    Your picture is lovely too!

  5. words4jp says:

    I have always wanted to spend the night dancing – if only i could find someone to dance with. šŸ™‚

  6. Shainbird says:

    Lovely imagery, I could see the poem come alive!

  7. Heartafire says:

    Very fine writing! Beautiful artwork.

  8. Fantastic images come to mind when reading this Sis šŸ˜‰ xxx

  9. Gorgeous the rhyming is just divine!

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