Capella When unkind circumstance conspires delay impatient passion burns for love's reward. The waiting fuels desire's bright ballet, but yet unpartnered, what can be explored? The mind leaps, nimble, in a pas de seul, the body, still, awaits its first caress. The heart expands with longing, until full, it aches, the lover's presence its redress. And this, my love, is how I am today, and every empty hour without you. But I do not surrender to dismay, the flame is ever steady, faithful, true. Inconstant stars do fade and fall away; I'll shine for you forever and a day.
What Say You To A Dance? What say you to a dance? You may call the tune, Summer nights are fair, the air lies sweetly on the skin. There are comets blazing round the circle moon Let us frolic now, chill frost arrives too soon, I stand before you naked with the stardust soaking in. What say you to a dance? You may call the tune. It is not often found, a time so opportune For summoning the solemn sacred magic to begin. There are comets blazing round the circle moon. We surely shall be old an eyeblink all too soon, There is no better time to light the fire that lives within. What say you to a dance? You may call the tune. Speak not – let silence reign, the better not to ruin The quiet darkness gifted in which we will magic spin. There are comets blazing round the circle moon. So let us take this chance to perfectly commune, Not often does a loving spirit stand before a twin. What say you to a dance? You may call the tune, There are comets blazing round the circle moon
RC deWinter’s poetry is widely anthologized, notably in New York City Haiku (NY Times, February 2017), Coffin Bell Two (March 2020), Winter Anthology: Healing Felines and Femmes, (Other Worldly Women Press, December 2020), Now We Heal: An Anthology of Hope, (Wellworth Publishing, December 2020) in print: 2River, Event, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, the minnesota review, Night Picnic Journal, Prairie Schooner, Southword, Yellow Arrow Journal among others and appears in numerous online literary journals.