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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Damn These Breaths

underwater sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor
I will follow you anywhere
I always have
for the sun is warm
only as it reflects in your eyes
and the air fit to breath
only as it blows through your hair
Damn these breaths
I do not want them
I am half alive without you
and waiting on the shores of Acheron
with a mouth of gold
and a ferry schedule
Sweet Eurydice, follow me home
or if not,
I will be content 
to stay forever with you
and I will never
look back.

submitted for The Mag, Mag 100

12 comments:

Nicholas V. said...

Lovely take on this... I love the Eurydice angle and the references to Acheron.
Beautiful Magpie!

Brian Miller said...

with a mouth of gold
and a ferry schedule
Sweet Eurydice, follow me home
or if not,
I will be content
to stay forever with you
and I will never
look back.

love that...in particular that mouth full of gold...

Dave King said...

This is a real jewel of a poem. It ticks all the boxes. Fabulous.

Christine said...

beautiful, longing

Mama Zen said...

"with a mouth of gold
and a ferry schedule"

Absolutely outstanding.

Fireblossom said...

Love the title...that says it all.

blaza1 said...

wow! very catching :) keep it up! loved it

darev2005 said...

Chilling.

You just have to remember that there are some places they don't really want you to follow them to.

Bouncin Barb said...

That was great and that picture goes with it so appropriately.

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful love story...

Doctor FTSE said...

Well written to the picture. Most inventive.

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice and full of longing...