Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Awakening" (poem)

An ekphrastic prompt from Poetic Asides:

“In Bed The Kiss” by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

~ Awakening ~

Resisting oneness,
Living through the nights
As some forsaken creature of their own - 
With awkward limbs, and
Awkward words, and frights,
And lips to which a kiss was never known -

They woke up once to
Find their world was gone,
Reduced to birdsong at the gates of wonder,
And fragrant sheets, and
Light that warmly shone
On closed lids - and, welcoming the plunder,

Embraced surrender.
Flesh of molding clay,
They melted heartbeats in the fires of morning,
They met defeat, as
One - not two - they lay,
And drank the kiss to their passion’s dawning.

Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur

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