Candice James

Rookie - 436 Points (New Westminster, BC)

The Pink Velvet Door - Poem by Candice James

The rain drizzles down,
Soft and sun-kissed
Falling lazily through a sacrosanct sunbeam
In a hazy opalescent mist,

A tarnished key, a pink velvet door
Unsullied and untouched by time.
There is no past, no present, no future.
There is only this moment,
This ever present, yet ever elusive now.

I step onto a wave of plush ivory carpet
Cresting and ebbing under my feet.
Alive with sunsets, moonbeams,
Stardust and dreams.

Over in the corner,
A piano whispers,
A ghostly movement catches my eye.
Suddenly,
The pungent scent of Tabu perfume;
The scent of a woman;
The scent of my mother.
The aroma and texture of childhood days;
The smiles and tears,
Played on piano strings,
Wrapped in angel wings,
Still live and breathe
In the eternal now.

The pink velvet door;
The pink velvet room;
This is what dreams may come.

Copyright 2010 New Westminster, BC

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Topic(s) of this poem: dream, ghostly, surrealism


Poet's Notes about The Poem

mind tripping through memories long gone

Comments about The Pink Velvet Door by Candice James

  • Chinedu Dike (6/20/2018 11:21:00 AM)


    Beautiful rendition of words in an insightful narrative poem, well articulated with conviction. A brilliant creation. Thanks for sharing Candice and do remain enriched. (Report) Reply

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  • Nudershada Cabanes (3/14/2018 6:15:00 PM)


    Powerful execution of words.great imagery. Wonderful. Congrats on your poem of the day. (Report) Reply

    (3/18/2018 11:45:00 PM)

    Thank you so very much for your lovely comment. It is truly appreciated

  • Lyn Paul (3/14/2018 4:54:00 PM)


    Beautiful words penned expressing those simple things that fill our memories. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/14/2018 12:55:00 PM)


    Wrapped in angel wings! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (3/14/2018 11:44:00 AM)


    Very interesting. Enjoyed the poem thoroughly. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (3/14/2018 3:42:00 AM)


    an interesting write of opening a special dream door where upon one can only assume your memories come flooding back? ...................wonderfully written Candice. (Report) Reply

  • Geoffrey Fafard (3/14/2018 1:58:00 AM)


    Colours, words and imagery crafted together in memory and beauty. An exceptional write. Thank you Candice. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/14/2018 1:29:00 AM)


    Candice, such a great poem of the day... congrats for being chosen.... a huge 10++++ (Report) Reply

    (3/18/2018 11:48:00 PM)

    Thanks Bernard. A huge thanks for the 10+++ rating!

    (3/18/2018 11:47:00 PM)

    Thank you Bernarad. Your comment is greatly appreciated.....truly so.

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (3/14/2018 1:07:00 AM)


    A poem as pretty as pink and as silky as a velvet.
    Lovely poem Candice James.
    A full vote for you :)
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    (3/18/2018 11:46:00 PM)

    Thank you so very much Geeta.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 20, 2018


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