Sunday, May 24, 2009


A world
Inside which
I would lose myself,
Translucent ocean of grief,
Its fluxes dictated by its own moons, chimeras.

To drown
In that world;
Lost in its currents,
To glide, drift, caressing that cheek,
Fall – dizziest moment – coming to rest on her breast.

The salt,
Taste the brine
Bitter with sorrow,
Forbidden dreams, sunken mermaids:
A whole world in torment, crying, calling in its sleep.

This to you:
I feel no desire
To quench those tears, to lift her soul.
Those lips may murmur endearments but the heart smiles, still.

Tear image derived from stock by Dark-dragon-stock at DeviantArt.


Jim said...
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Jim said...

I am thinking of a song that may not be, "A tear falls."

Basking in misery here?
Or voice/thoughts of the other woman?

je vais te jeter [fr]
I will throw you [eng]


gautami tripathy said...

It touches a chord..

changing orbits

Maggie said...

This is a very visual tear...

Edward S Gault said...

Excellent!-I like the way this is laid out. I agree with gautami, it is touching.

anthonynorth said...

This is poignant. Beautiful.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Beautifully done. Touching.

Anonymous said...

never seen better fib poetry !! so beautifula nd touching !!

SandyCarlson said...

To drown in another's tears, to be in that world--this is poignant and difficult. Paradoxical, to feel it and be it yet in some way be a world away.

Pam said...

I really enjoyed looking at the shape of this poem and your carefully thought-out placement of each line. The subject matter is very touching.

I did a shape poem this week also.

barb said...

Tears can be an ocean of sorrow, but also capable of cleansing one's soul.

I loved this. And the texture and movement of the tear in the photo is a perfect pairing for your poignant words.

kitehorse said...

Biber's lachrymose music perfectly fits your shape poem.

Geraldine said...

Beautifully written. So poignant and touching.

Tammie Lee said...

tender and lovely in an oh so sad yet accepting way.

DeLi said...

im speechless,

and moved....

Tumblewords: said...

Beautifully done - the shape is fitting and the words are deeply moving.

floreta said...

looks great with the picture! very powerful

one more believer said...

every so once inawhile one finds a place to hold onto and drift... this is that place... it is beautiful...