Asleep, Awake, or in Dreamland…

Not asleep

Nearly Asleep

Heavy eyes as I lightly inhale

The heavenly perfume of lavender

Soft tendrils of rich vanilla smoke

Swirling and entwining

Jasmine with hints of Gardenia flowers

Captivating, yet calming

Kissing my thoughts with dreams to come

Ancient forests smells

Cedar and rosewood

Spices and herbs from faraway lands

Exotic mysteries

As I exhale, new sounds

Rain falling

Twilight on the lush jungle canopy

A black sand beach inviting the waves

Sentinels of the night

Calling out

Our unhurried whispers

Fingers woven loosely

Soft breathing

Lips brush




The sultry fog of darkness slips in

Wrapping my mind in a faded warm blanket

The outside remains outside

No artificial light

Deeper and deeper into slumber

Knocking at the door to paradise

Enjoying the abstractions

Vivid colors unimaginable in daylight

An enchanted rose garden

Downy feathers line the walkways

A journey into amazement

Each step a precious eternity

And always you

Our hands never apart

Hearts ever joined

Happy perfection

Passionate kisses

Laughter, hugs

And always


Not asleep

Waking Thoughtfully 

The veil lifted for another sunrise

A moment when woozy is comfortable

Sunlight and coffee entice

Yet the time to move hasn’t arrived

Lingering spices still hang in the air

Copious silky locks on your pillow

The sensuous curve of a hip

Radiating warmth

Emanating serenity

Still swaddled in the cradle of sleep

My sight crystalized in admiration

Mind steadfast and true

Tis now and always thinking of you

Each second is but

One drop in the waterfall


Blissfully between

Passion and joy

Melting into one another

Souls embracing

Bodies racing

Side by side




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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

5 thoughts on “Asleep, Awake, or in Dreamland…

  • April 26, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    What a sensual delight between a couple. RJ you take the reader through your labyrinth of pleasures, from the beginning to the end. The wonderful feelings expressed here so appealing to those of us who enjoy the company of another who wants to feel what we feel, touch, kiss, embrace, sleep, awaken in the night, feeling each others desires all over again. Your magical with this one RJ and one can close eyes and feel, and see it all. Bravo, you sure got this poets attention.

  • April 26, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Thanks for the wonderful comment – Although I don’t usually write in this style, I’m finding it may have a long term impact.

  • April 27, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Very real to life and sensual description of sleep, dreaming and waking next to the one you love. Well done, Ralph.

  • April 27, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Hi R J,

    Wow! What a delight I’ve found here. Yes, you may find that this style may have a long term impact Beautifully done!.

  • April 28, 2016 at 3:41 AM

    Within love as the time transforms; a beautifully rendered piece with such rich and rewarding imagery to evoke that sense of bodies and souls entwined, while nature’s beauty is transformed by time’s relentless passing. Very smooth and emotive write, very much appreciated. great work.


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