Robert Murray Smith

Gold Star - 116,493 Points (17.03.1943 / Wellington)

Red Dress - Poem by Robert Murray Smith

She was short, pretty in a slight way.
Long hair, piercing eyes, pert.
In her vision a young cool man.
Their eyes met, locked.

He asked her to sing.
Out came the voice of an angel.
He stood up, paused, then showed her to a seat.
'You have the gig, but wear only a red dress, on Saturday.'

Saturday night.
She arrived bright, red dress tight.
Lifting a mike she sang blues.
An ethereal voice raised the ceiling, applause.

After the show, drinks, too many.
He invited her home.
To bed, a symphony, all night long.
At dawn she left with her red dress, bright eyes, extra pert.

Topic(s) of this poem: human condition, poem

Form: Narrative


Comments about Red Dress by Robert Murray Smith

  • (12/26/2016 6:26:00 PM)


    .....nicely written, I enjoyed ★ (Report) Reply

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  • (12/25/2016 1:54:00 PM)

    Red Dress
    Robert, it's amazing how quickly your mind can switch from profound to whimsical. When reading your poetry, you never know what to expect. And that's what makes it fun amusing informative. Thanks for the all the surprises.
    This one reminds me of the Al Capone era. And the song Lady In Red. Extra Pert!
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  • (12/3/2016 4:59:00 AM)


    Such a nice story, of happily never after, (As she left at dawn)
    But the poem is very full of imageries beautifully narrated, that voice of an angel tho, it's truly stunning :)
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  • (11/27/2016 8:10:00 PM)


    I heard a joke one time about a man that married a lady only because he fell in love with her singing. When they woke up the morning after their honeymoon, he saw how she looked (wasn’t pleasant to the eyes) and said, “Sing baby sing! ” I thought that’s where this poem was going. (Report) Reply

  • Sister Frances (11/27/2016 12:39:00 AM)


    I love this story, I can picture that red dress glistening in the light as she sang and how she smoothed out the creases the next morning when she left. Beautiful (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2016 7:10:00 AM)


    Very nice indeed.
    I can see it all in my mind's eye
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  • Baharak Barzin (11/12/2016 11:21:00 PM)


    Beautiful narrative love poem (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/5/2016 12:02:00 AM)

    How did i miss this one
    A wonderful poem with so many imageries.....Very romantic and passionate poem 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Mubeen Sadhika (10/31/2016 4:39:00 AM)

    A story in a poem
    A brief narrative enfolds in the poem. Nicely crafted art. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (10/21/2016 4:24:00 PM)

    Romantic Lady in Red
    A very romantic extra pert poem Robert :) A nice bit of tight bright writing. Vivid imagery and feeling conveyed with color, clothes, and clipped language. I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (9/26/2016 7:28:00 AM)


    This red dress is what brings out the poetry in a wonderful way. (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2016 11:14:00 PM)


    A terrific poem. You certainly have a wide range of skills as a poet. (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2016 6:58:00 AM)


    The imagery is great reminds me of fun in the past. A very clever poem full of poetic images left for the reader. (Report) Reply

  • Rose Kanana (9/23/2016 10:40:00 AM)


    I like the imagery...too much revealing in them -good piece (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O' Brian (9/16/2016 12:24:00 PM)


    A straightforward narrative behind which the poetic machinery suggests much more to imagine. Very nice.
    :)
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/12/2016 9:51:00 PM)


    Emotion flows spontaneously in this poem with hopes of meeting. Very wise and amazing drafting this really.10 (Report) Reply

  • Sriranji Aratisankar (9/9/2016 1:53:00 PM)


    Wonderful poem...Appropriate use of words makes this poem enjoyable...thanks for sharing... (Report) Reply

  • (9/9/2016 11:26:00 AM)


    An enchanting write that weaves a lovely pattern of emotions. A chance meeting leaves behind a plethora of beautiful memories. In life such beautiful encounters are usually brief but their echoes are loud n long. Red dress is an apt title for it symbolises the beauty n pleasure of the happening. A lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sudina (9/9/2016 5:32:00 AM)


    He invited her home.
    To bed, a symphony, all night long. -
    The Happy end of love!
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  • (9/9/2016 5:06:00 AM)


    An utterly charming poem. This one will set me dreaming all night. A beautifully relaxed style.
    If I could sing, which I can't, I'd sing it. Maybe in the bath, out of ear-shot!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 9, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, September 9, 2016


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