And one other Written about


And one other

Written about a trip made to the wonderful city of Victoria, British Columbia--certainly the Jewel of the Pacific.

Nocturne 1 Night-blooming jasmine I've never seen it. Once through a window in a place where the moon cast different shadows, a scent I imagined was jasmine stirred the curtains in a room where I lay awake counting shattered pieces of moonwash.

At the window I leaned out
expecting white trumpets
on a wall covered by green ivy
and saw only a dusty yellow globe
and pebbly stone wall
bare in the night.

In bed again,
waiting for sleep,
and buried in the scent of flowers
that would return only in dreams.

© 2002, Steven Riddle

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