“L’Heure Bleue” (“The Blue Hour”)

"Eiffel Tower and Pont Alexandre at Night" (photo: Getfunky Paris at Flickr)

“Eiffel Tower and Pont Alexandre at Night” ( photo: Getfunky Paris at Flickr )

( The Blue Hour )
As the day fades into evening dusk,
The sun-weary heliotropes,
In window-boxes, nod their drowsy heads;
Bathed in a shimmering haze of azure
That mingles with their subtle scent:
Musk and Rose de Bulgarie
With just a hint of jasmine’s sweet allure.

In this soft, still, quiet hour of blue
That separates the daylight from night’s darkness
And filters through the open, curtained windows,
Reflections in the mirrors primp and preen
In anticipation of the evening’s pleasures.

( “L’Heure Blue” © 2013.  All rights reserved. )

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About poeticmeditations

A 19th-century romantic poet living in the 21st-century. The Romantic poets, nib pens, candlelight, waistcoats, and pocket watches are a few of my favorite things.
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2 Responses to “L’Heure Bleue” (“The Blue Hour”)

  1. Dave says:

    Very good poem. Just the right length to make every word count.

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