Poems of Love and Longing

Gestures in Red

He puts his arms around her.
Her forehead on his shoulder burns
The cloth, to the bone.

He kneels before her
To trim a loose thread
Hanging from her shawl.
His large hands are delicate, and his eyes
Gentle, when he looks up.

He brings his palms together
And bows without speaking a word.
His face blossoms like a dark- red rose.

Esther Kamkar, Palo Alto, California artist and poet. Poems, poetry, writing, published works - footer logo

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