[The ankle marked with a rose]

The ankle marked with a rose,
Swelling calves and shy knees,
Long flanks and arms outstretched
Like Diana make light music,
The denial of perfection in perfection.
Your face can be a moon that radiates
The night of a thousand suns,
And love, in your eyes, is like a blessing
Laid down by cool, wet hands
In the heat of the desert noon.
Better than the eyes’ delights
Is the softly, warmly yielding
Depth of flesh in your embrace.
Warm as the shifting sand,
Soft as the luminous ocean,
You are deep with strange
And filled with life sublime and new.
I love you full of fear and awe.

2 replies on “[The ankle marked with a rose]”

Wonderful blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?
I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress
or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally confused ..
Any tips? Many thanks!

Thank you. WordPress seems to be the easiest and most flexible blogging platform. It’s really a content management system that can be used to build all sorts of websites, but it’s particularly easy to use for blogging. For noncommercial blogging, the easiest approach is to use WordPress to register a domain name, choose a theme, and start blogging. I have no idea how to attract a large audience. It’s not as easy as “if you build it they will come” because the “blogosphere” is a very crowded space. And poetry is hardly a popular medium in the 21st century. If you progress to commercial (i.e., ad revenue) blogging, you can always transfer the domain to a third-party host and continue to use the WordPress system.

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