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

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dreams of Earth and Heaven

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When ink stained twilight descends
I search for you, my divine succubus
Black lace angel
Guardian of my secrets
Wrap me tight in your raven feathers
that I wear the veins in your wings
like those of my own skin
We will fly later
Now is the time
for earthbound delights
The night is dying
and the moon fades in the sky
like milk into morning coffee
Before you leave
Please lay a feather
silken and jet
upon my pillow
and I promise to dream
of heaven.

submitted for dVerse Poets Pub, Open Link Night, Week 27

17 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

"The night is dying
and the moon fades in the sky
like milk into morning coffee"
Wow, wow and double wow! (or is that triple?)

there were a couple of other great images in this poem, but THIS one just knocked my socks off!

Pat Hatt said...

Divine succubus now there is an image. Wonderful word choices, sinning with earthbound delights, hopefully dreaming will let all be forgiven..ha

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I like the conspiratorial tone of this, just you and the angel. An enjoyable read.

Brian Miller said...

ha after reading that i might dream of heaven as well...smOKING!

Charles Miller said...

This very tautly told. I liked the lines:

The night is dying
and the moon fades in the sky
like milk into morning coffee

blaza1 said...

very nice poem, I love it!

Mynx said...

Beautiful

Dave King said...

The last five lines linger in the memory.

nene said...

Love feather pillows. Nice

Fireblossom said...

omG, Lolamouse! Wowwwwwwww. I ADORE this. In fact, I am taking out my trusty rubber stamp and stamping "wish I had written this!" on it. I was gonna cite lines like (the cofee, the black lace), but I love it all. Desperately. In fact, I just bookmarked it.

Lolamouse said...

Thank you so much nene and FB!

Bookmarked by Fireblossom, the Queen of Poetry! I am truly honored!

Bryan M. White said...

Very nice! I'm craving coffee now...

hedgewitch said...

A very tasty piece, LM. Really like some of your images here--like ink-stained twilight, and the 'we will fly later but now...' line has a simple and plaintive quality of love and affinity on the edge.Personally, at the conclusion, I'd rather she left a chocolate on the pillow, but then, I'm old. ;-)

Bouncin Barb said...

Really enjoyed that. Thanks!

ayala said...

A beautiful write!

Shashi S said...

Ahh!! Promise to dream of heaven on the wings of light... like the imagery... Its a beautiful verse...

Shashi

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Mama Zen said...

This is just gorgeous!